What the dawn phenomenon means for your blood sugars

Ever wonder why your blood sugar is a tad higher than normal when you wake up in the morning? After all, you’ve been fasting all night. Your sugar levels should be fairly low, right? Turns out, your body is experiencing the dawn phenomenon. The kicker? It happens to everybody–not just people with diabetes. While you’re …

Importance of Glucagon + New Changes to the Medication

What is glucagon? Hypoglycemia–or extremely low blood sugar–is a condition that most commonly affects people with type 1 diabetes. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can turn serious or even fatal. Most of the time, low blood sugar can be treated with a small, sugar-rich snack or 15-20 grams of glucose tablets. But what happens when this …

The Low-Down on Low Blood Sugar: Hypoglycemia 101

So, what’s the deal with hypoglycemia? Not to be confused with hyperglycemia, it’s a condition that occurs when your body has abnormally low blood sugar level (less than 70). According to the American Diabetes Association, it is characterized by the following symptoms: Mild Symptoms: Shakiness Palpitations Sweating Dizziness Fast heartbeat Hunger Blurred vision Decreased concentration …

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