Heyy!! Newbie over here!!

By Elinah Latest Reply 2014-04-22 11:22:42 -0500
Started 2014-04-22 08:37:21 -0500

Hey guys! So im new here, to the diabetes community not the actual website, im also with bipolar disorder connect. Basically i have type 1 diabetes and got diagnosed like yesterday, still dont fully understand it so im here to learn!

So, can someone tell me what bsl i have to look out for when i get hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic, and what a normal bsl would be?

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jayabee52 2014-04-22 11:22:42 -0500 Report

Howdy Eli
WELCOME to DC! Sorry you qualify for this shindig, but since you do, I'm glad you're here!

There is a LOT of information available to you on this website. The top blue band has a link "understanding diabetes". When the mouse hovers over those words you will have a dropdown with several subject links along the left edge. The very top one is for Type 1. You will, I'm sure get a lot out of that one.

As far as hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia it depends on your body.

Some folks feel the effects of HYPOs (lows) at a blood glucose (BG) level of 80 mg/dl and others feel fine somewhere down in the 40's mg/dl or below.

Symptoms of a hypo (which are similar to hyper) may be found in this video here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-video...

To combat a hypo follow the 15/15 rule which you can find here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

As far as HYPERglycemia that is a subject best discussed between you and your MD or your Endo, for that will have a lot to do with how you care for yourself with your T1D. .

As far as what a "normal" BG level might be, it is also a subject of debates here sometimes, but to us non-medical people the general consensus is somewhere between 70 mg/dl and 120 or 130 mg/dl. Again this is something to discuss with your medical team.

I would invite you to be my friend if I could, but I am unable to access profiles due to a longstanding software glitch between DC and my browser, But I'd love to accept your friendship request of me.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

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