Blood Sugar Level? Learn How To Lower Blood Sugar and How To Reduce Blood Sugar Level Immediately Naturally!
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▶ In this video:
01:03 Why are Blood Sugar Levels Important?
02:02 What Blood Sugar Levels are Normal?
03:52 How to Lower Blood Sugar Level and Reduce Blood Sugar Level Immediately?
12:19 When To Seek Medical Advice?
WHY ARE BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS SO IMPORTANT:
Let’s talk about blood sugar levels. You see, if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, it’s generally because your blood sugar levels are high most of the time, and you need to bring them down. This is really important because if you don’t bring them down, the sugar in your blood can damage your blood vessels.
Especially the really narrow blood vessels in your eyes, your kidneys, at the end of your fingertips and your toes. So what ends up happening is this damage takes place over time and you can start to lose your eyesight. Nerve damage can lead to you losing feeling in your fingers and toes too.
So, if you don’t get your blood sugar levels down, your kidneys will eventually be so damaged that you might need to get them replaced. Even worse, you could develop heart disease and this increases your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke.
WHAT ARE NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS:
To avoid all of this, you want to keep your blood sugar levels between the recommended range of about 4 to 7 mmol/l before eating. And if you’ve just eaten, you should wait 2 hours and check that your blood sugar levels have gone down to between 8.5 and 9 mmol/l. There are different ranges for people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and I’ll leave a link for where to find those in the DBB.
Now some people can’t test their blood sugar levels every day, so one way to keep track of them is to get a specific blood test to check your HbA1c. Your HbA1c gives us an idea of what your average blood sugar levels have been for the past three months.
Ideally, we’d like your HbA1c to be 42mmol/mol or less. And it’s really useful for letting us know if your blood sugar levels are on the right track, or if we need to have a look at your diet and exercise routine to maybe suggest some changes.
Before we start, I just want to say that if you’re planning any big changes to your daily eating habits or your exercise routine, please speak to a healthcare professional before you change anything. And I want to emphasise that this is really important for people who take medication for type 2 diabetes already and for people with type 1 diabetes that mainly use insulin.
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FOR HIGH BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS:
Sometimes your blood sugar levels might be too high and you will need to see a doctor for help. This includes
SOF please add as text: If you have a rapid heartbeat, feel like you’re going to throw up or start to have pain in your stomach or diarrhoea. You might find it difficult to stay awake or that you’re breathing differently. If any of these apply to you, please don’t wait and see your healthcare professional straight away.
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