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The importance of sugar controls

When health depends on the decisions we make based on a number reflected on a screen, it is essential to be clear about how “sugar” is controlled.

Perhaps one of the worst things that happened to us at the time of diagnosis was that nobody taught us all the things that I tell you in this site.

So that, when you have a child with a disease that causes hypoglycemia, it is very dangerous, because a mistake can cause an emergency situation.

It's not just click and you're done!

I thought so at the beginning, but later I discovered that not all meters are the same, that food scraps can alter glucose determinations and that temperature also can affect the readings…

COULD NOT ANYONE HAVE EXPLAINED ALL THIS TO ME FROM THE BEGINNING?

CONSULT THE ADVISER

Maybe there is no consultant in congenital hyperinsulinism adviser in your hospital. However, health centers usually have diabetes consultants and I’m sure that they will help you to solve your doubts about glycemic control.

Please, remember that proper home-management is essential in the prognosis of the disease!

Ask everything you can and more, glycemias will thank you 🙂

GLUCOSE METERS

A good control of blood glucose begins with the measuring device. Choosing the right one is the first big step you must take in this path. But do you know meters are allowed a margin of error?

HOW TO CHECK BLOOD SUGAR

In order to know the amount of glucose that we have in our blood, we must perform a blood glucose test. It's easy, you'll see how in a few days you can almost do it with your eyes closed... Here we review how capillary control is done.

Funny and original glucometer cases, medical alert wristbands, insulin pump cases, books…

Surely there is something for you!

MONITORING INTERFERENCES

The portable glucometers have a number of potential benefits, including the speed with which the results are obtained and the ease of access for patients. However, they also present a series of limitations that are often unknown and that can affect the reliability of glycemic control.

GOOD CONTROL OF GLYCEMIA

There are several factors that can influence the accuracy of the meter readings. Here we explain how to avoid human errors in sugar controls...

ERRARE HUMANUM EST

Making mistakes is part of our condition as human beings, however we must learn from these mistakes.

As Confucius said: If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.

Yet, in the case of “sugar” controls, those mistakes can be huge and could lead to an emergency situation.

I hope the information is useful for you!

Please, remember that healthcare staff caring of you will surely know much more about the subject than me…

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