How I correct my High blood sugars?

High blood sugars and their management has always been the first and foremost problem in type 1 diabetes management. Finding out the correction dose for managing high blood sugars is still a challenge for many type 1 patients. So, I’ll be sharing my way of calculating the correction dose. There are two important things to…

My hypo regimen

When it comes to treating hypos most common mistake people make is its over correction or sometimes, correction with long acting carbs. The best way to treat hypo is consumption of fast acting carbs instead of slow acting carbs or other food items. Following are the steps one should follow- 1. Eat or drink 15-20…

Dawn phenomenon

It is a natural phenomenon that causes a morning rise in blood sugars caused by release of certain hormones like cortisol, glucagon etc, that further causes liver to produce glucose, which further causes a rise in blood glucose levels. It is usually seen between 2 am to 8 am and best way to diagnose dawn…

My story : The Unseen Side

November is the month of Diabetes Awareness and is one of the reasons I decided to share my T1 life with you all. Still, some of my friends were awestruck and were like ‘Why didn’t you tell us earlier, for how long did you have it and many more questions like this’. Obviously, I should…

Somogyi Effect : Hyperglycaemia followed by Hypoglycaemia

Have you ever wondered why your blood sugars become real high after an episode of hypoglycaemia or you have an unexplained morning rise in blood sugars, if yes, the reason is the Somogyi Effect (Another reason is Dawn Phenomenon, but here we are concerned with Somogyi Effect) that is attributed by  ‘The defense mechanism of…

Take cognizance : Type 1 Diabetes is not caused by eating sugar

As it is the Diabetes awareness month, the most common false notion about any type of diabetes is, it is caused by eating excessive sugar. It is the most common stigma surrounding Diabetes. Obviously, one of the reasons of developing Type 2 diabetes is Obesity (others may include genetic factors, stress, lifestyle etc.)but not Type…