Diabetes Awareness: Recognize the Signs & Symptoms
Staying Healthy for your Loved ones
Don’t let taking care of others this holiday season keep you from getting the rest you need. Monitor your blood sugar levels and take care of your heart health.Take the time to yourself each day to prepare and eat healthy foods, get at least 30 minutes of exercise and practice stress reducing techniques like
deep breathing or meditation. Make yourself and your safety a priority by getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Your body will not only thank you for it; but your loved ones will benefit as well…because how can you truly give from your heart if yours is at risk?
Recognize the Symptoms: Type 1 Diabetes & Low Blood sugar
Know the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and low blood sugar, that way you can recognize them during your holiday gatherings…and maybe even be inspired to skip that second helping of sweet potato pie! If you or a loved one are pre-diabetic or have diabetes, it is important to have a safety plan in place in case of a low blood sugar related incident.
Signs of Type 1 Diabetes include: Excessive thirst/ frequent urination or bedwetting; vision change; headaches; rapid weight loss or increased appetite; irritability or mood changes; fatigue or weakness; stomach pain; nausea or vomiting; fruity breath odor; rapid & heavy breathing.
In our American Heart Association First Aid Heartsaver course, we teach the importance of realizing that signs of low blood sugar can come on quickly. Register for a CPR & First Aid/AED Training !
We’d like to thank you for reading our November Blog! For more information on Diabetes awareness please Contact us. We wish you a blessed & safe holiday season!