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    Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia is a disease of the endocrine system. It is when low blood glucose or low blood sugar, drops below normal levels. A lot of people get this mixed up with diabetes, but it is like the exact opposite. With diabetes, a group of diseases can result in too ,much sugar in the blood, or high blood glucose. For people with diabetes, hypoglycemia can occur when there is too much insulin in the blood. This can be caused be taking too much diabetes medications. But hypoglycemia is not rare, there are 200,000 to 3 million cases of hypoglycemia cases in the United States alone. Glucose is an important source of energy for the body, that comes from food. Carbohydrates are the main dietary source of glucose. Sweets, bread milk, and fruit are all carboydrate-rich fruits. After a meal glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream, and then carried to the body's cells. Insulin helps the cells use the glucose for energy. If a person eats extra glucose, the body store it in the liver and muscles is=n a form called gycogen for energy between meals. Extra glucose could also be stored into fat cells that can be used for energy.…

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    ensure the dog is healthy enough to perform the tasks DADs perform. After veterinarian clearance, the dog must undergo basic service animal training which includes obedience and public-access behaviors, and disability-related work and tasks. Obedience and public-access behaviors is a part of the training, because even though DADs are specific to person with diabetes, they are still considered service animals and must be obedient and display appropriate behaviors while in public.…

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    Hypoglycemia

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    Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) level drops too low to provide enough energy for your body's activities. In adults or children older than 10 years, hypoglycemia is uncommon except as a side effect of diabetes treatment, but it can result from other medications or diseases, hormone or enzyme deficiencies, or tumors. Glucose, a form of sugar, is an important fuel for your body. Carbohydrates are the main dietary sources of glucose. Rice,…

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    down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose.” (American Diabetes Association) 1. Cause of diabetes a. Due to the fact the pancreas can’t produce insulin to break down the sugars someone intakes. b. Drinking alcohol can dangerously make blood sugar extremely high or even very low. 2. Details a. Do to the fact the body can’t break down the sugar, it can cause very low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia) or it can make it very high (Hyperglycemia) b. Every time someone with…

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    Diabetes Effects On Family

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    insulin. The body breaks down sugars and starches into simple sugars referred to as glucose; a source of energy. Glucose is counteracted by the injection of insulin, without this, blood glucose levels to rise and can potentially be dangerous, even life threatening if not treated. Diabetes affects an individual both physically and mentally. Diabetics face hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia very frequently in the struggle of gaining full control over this hindrance. Hyperglycemia is high glucose…

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    pancreas can no longer secrete insulin, so their body can no longer decrease the blood glucose level. Resulting in them having to inject the insulin into their body instead. This will keep their blood glucose levels between 70 and 100 mg/dL. Also if a person has type 1 diabetes for over 5 years their alpha cells begin to not work properly, this means they can no longer release glucagon to make the liver increase its glycogen to glucose conversion speeds. Due to this these people can very easily…

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    Pompe disease is a rare, inherited, genetic disorder. The disorder is a result of a malfunctioning enzyme that does not properly break down glycogen in the body’s cells. As a result, glycogen builds up in the organs and muscles impairing their function. Pompe disease can be directly linked to mutations in the GAA gene. The GAA gene aids in the production of the enzyme, acid maltase, which is found in the lysosomes. Lysosomes act as a the recycling center for the cell and acid maltase’s job…

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    Mild hyponatremia is characterized by gastrointestinal symptoms in the patient including nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite, but may also include transient neurological symptoms such as gait disturbance and mild confusion (Sahay, M. & Sahay, R., 2014). Marathon runners are especially at risk for mild hyponatremia, This is because of the excessive amounts of water they consume in response to the ADH hormone being excreted because of their high amount of fluid loss (Sahay, M. & Sahay, R.,…

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    Hypoglycemia is a condition of low blood glucose level. This can happen even when you are doing all you can to manage your diabetes well. It is important to be familiar with the signs of hypoglycemia to be able to prevent it and know what to do when it occurs. Left untreated, hypoglycemia can cause you to pass out and require emergency treatment to restore blood glucose to normal levels. What are the signs of hypoglycemia? Symptoms of hypoglycemia include shakiness, sweating, dizziness, hunger,…

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    Incorporating physical activity is crucial for insulin therapy as it enhances cellular sensitivity to insulin and can escalate glucose intolerance. Exercise will also benefit cardiovascular function, weight control and overall increased health. Finding a cautious balance between moderate and vigorous exercise is important because increased exercise will cause hypoglycemia. Allowing time for consistent glycemic control before starting an exercise program is strongly encouraged. Blood sugar…

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