You might heard the word blood glucose or blood sugar which means the same thing.
Diabetics like myself are very familiar with these words, the main reason why you heard this word is when you were first diagnosed with diabetes and our blood sugar levels were higher than it should have been.
When we eat food with carbohydrates our body breaks it down into glucose which is then absorbed into our bloodstream, in turns raises our blood sugar levels.
The more carbohydrates that we eat the more glucose is in our blood stream. As our sugar levels rises our body will try to send insulin to help the extra sugar in our body pass into our blood cells where it can be used as energy
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In Type 1 diabetes the body does not produce any insulin to handle the increase of blood sugar levels. To keep your blood sugar at a normal healthy level, insulin needs to be injected or infused by a insulin pump.
In people with Type 2 diabetes, our insulin is less effective than people without diabetes. Since our bodies insulin are less effective, people with type 2 diabetes will need to produce more insulin to handle the high sugar levels.
This usually leaves our bodies struggling to produce more insulin to bring down our sugar level quickly enough.
If you struggle to lower your blood sugar levels, there are two main ways of tackling high blood sugar levels.
The number one way is by taking and increased amount of insulin or medication, but only make changes to your medication if it is agreed with you doctor or health care professional.
The second way is reduce the amount of carbohydrates that you consume. This can be very helpful with people with type 2 diabetes.
The best way to measure your blood glucose is to make sure you purchase a blood glucose monitor and check your blood sugar often to make sure that your are in range.
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