Parents refuse use of vaccinated blood in life-saving surgery on baby

New Zealand’s health service has made a court application over the guardianship of a four-month-old baby whose parents are refusing to allow his life-saving heart surgery to go ahead unless non-vaccinated blood is used. The parents of the baby discussed their son’s health situation and their medical preferences in an interview with an anti-vaccination campaigner. … Read more

Which Exercises Work Best for Blood Sugar Management? We Asked Our Community

We all know exercise is good for our health, but it can also have a big impact on our blood sugars, for better or for worse. Different exercises have different effects on blood sugar levels — some drive it up, and others cause it to go plummeting down. Sometimes these effects are pretty predictable, but … Read more

Blood Sugar Imbalance Experiences Prior to Diabetes Diagnosis

These days, my insulin pump shows my glucose trend. Amazing technology. Disclaimer: This website and blog does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Read full disclaimer. In the years prior to my diabetes diagnosis, my blood glucose tested in normal range, and I did not have diabetes. It’s not like I’ve always had LADA … Read more

SugarPixel blood glucose pixel clock Review | Integrated Diabetes Services

My In-Depth SugarPixel Review In the beginning, the alerts woke me up overnight whenever needed. After a while, my brain decided to tune the alerts out while I was asleep. My Dexcom G6 app:  Beep beep beep!Me: Zzzzzzzz…. Then I started using a smartwatch that beeps and vibrates for lows.   I was able to … Read more

‘Blood & Water’ season three trailer – ‘Puleng could be in real danger’ | The Citizen

The official trailer for season three of Blood & Water has dropped and Netflix promises that fans are in for a truly exciting ride. The streaming service also promised that fans may finally be getting some answers after season two’s cliffhanger.   “In what is perhaps the darkest season yet, the lives of our Parkhurst teens … Read more

Dentist Appointment Time, please no low blood glucose…

Disclaimer: This website and blog does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Read full disclaimer. “I have a juicebox,” I told my dental hygienist, as my pump alarm beeped to warn me about an upcoming low blood glucose, as we were in the middle of a teeth cleaning. My pancreas doesn’t work right, so … Read more

Managing high blood sugar levels – Diabetes Care Community

What is hyperglycemia? High blood sugar levels, officially known as hyperglycemia, occur when the body has too little insulin or can’t use the insulin that it makes properly. What are the symptoms of hyperglycemia? Although some people don’t feel any different despite high blood sugar levels, symptoms may include: Feeling very thirsty. Urinating more often than … Read more

Tip: How to handle the rise in blood sugar from a cortisone shot

I think I’ve posted this tip before but it’s such good information I wanted to do so again. I recently had a cortisone shot and my blood sugar started rising a few hours after. I immediately thought to dose more rapid acting insulin (I’m on MDI), but I remembered, when I’d had this situation a … Read more