One downside of maintaining tight blood glucose control for an extended period of time is the potential for one to forget what a serious disease type 1 diabetes is. Between preparing for pregnancy, conceiving, and being pregnant, I'd kept my blood sugars very steady for a long time. I began to think that I had this disease all figured out and could easily manage it.
I feel that I've been given gentle reminders lately that type 1 diabetes is serious and I shouldn't underestimate the severity of my condition.
Since I am lucky (knock on wood!) to feel my low blood sugars extremely well, I've never had a low that I wasn't able to correct on my own. For me, lows are an occasional frustration, but not something I fear. I know many people experience scary lows, and I'm sure my outlook on the seriousness of having diabetes would be different if my lows were debilitating.
In my experience, prolonged periods of extremely high blood sugar are the thing that reminds me th...
We have now officially entered the holiday season. During this season, travel across the country (and the world) will increase significantly. This presents another opportunity for the exchange of warm affections, gifts, and microbes!
During the last few weeks, H1N1 activity has decreased with the peak noted around October 26. Our Emergency Department at Children's National Medical Center has noted a decrease in visits for the virus as well, with fewer hospitalizations of acutely ill children. As a result of the fall outbreak and subsequent immunization with the H1N1 vaccine we have learned a great deal about the H1N1 virus and the vaccine. The CDC has indicated that the lethality of the H1N1 virus is primarily due to the fact that the H1N1 virus appears to attack in the lower airways , increasing the risk of pneumonia and subsequent infection with a bacterial disease such as pneumococcal pneumonia. Indeed, this is the premise for the advice given via the media: if you have nearl...
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