Insulin shock refers to the body’s reaction to too little sugar — hypoglycemia — often caused by too much insulin. Diabetic coma refers to a victim of high blood sugar — hyperglycemia — who becomes confused or unconscious.
These terms are confusing, and not because my blood sugar is too high. They don’t have any connection to reality. Indeed, if I was nicknaming medical conditions today, I would switch these. Continue reading →
Our blood sugar plays the role of fuel in order for us to do our activities of daily living. The brain also functions and needs a good supply of sugar in the blood in order for it to work. The term hypoglycemia refers to the clinical syndrome that result from low blood sugar Continue reading →
Type II diabetes mellitus is a serious medical condition that affects millions all over the world. It is where the pancreas malfunctions in manufacturing the hormone insulin that regulates the level of sugar in the blood. Insulin is what releases the energy from sugar so that the cells of your body could use it. When you have diabetes, your pancreas does not produce enough insulin to help your body use up all the sugar. As a result, the glucose level in your blood increases above normal level. Sometimes, insulin is produced too much, causing the blood glucose to drop suddenly. Common symptoms of diabetes are polyphagia (frequent hunger or eating) Continue reading →