Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Sugar levels...

well started ok yesterday... changed the pump... all seemed ok.... but was at the shops and started to feel a bit funny.... checked my blood.. 12.. so i corrected thinking it was a bubble.... began to feel worse.. checked again... 16..hmmmmm.,.. not good why are they going up and not coming down... i had not eaten anything..... i hd started to make my why back... lucky i was on my scooter.... got home felt awful.... checked... they were 19.... hard to explain how it makes you feel... but sicky.. erm... dizzy.... very very tired.... i knew there was a problem with the pump change as this had happened before... i injected using the pen.. and chanhged the pump again.... i pulled out the other one... and yep then canular had bent.. which stops the insulin form getting in the body..... it all corrected quite quick after and felt ok.. but did have 2 hypos after... which i kinda expected as you never know hopw much insulin to put in and how long it stays in your system... etc etc..... feeling good today... but as i have said before... teh pump is not 100% ALWAYS HAVE A PEN HANDT!!!!...i have learned my lesson before....

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Nursing Course Online Explains LADA

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA) is related to Type 2 diabetes but has some important differences. When someone takes a nursing course online, they learn the differences between Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and LADA. Taking nursing courses helps people not only to learn more about diseases but also to improve their earning potential. For those who won’t take nursing courses, I have explained some of the differences between the types of diabetes in this blog. I wouldn’t know anything about this disease if I hadn’t accidentally discovered it after not going to the doctor for five years. I wish I could go back in time to get an earlier checkup for myself. click for the nurses course online... and for more information on L.A.D.A click This is what i had... or didn`t know i had.. hence why i m here now lol... i went at least 5 years with seeing a doc or anything...SILLY boy yes yes i know... but when i say get checked out it can happen to anyone... what harm will it do...

What is the difference between type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes and LADA?

Type 2 diabetes - occurs when the body no longer reacts to the insulin it makes. The person has 'insulin resistance' that means the person still makes insulin but the body is not responding properly. The glucose stays in the blood. Some people develop type 2 diabetes if they are overweight and have low levels of physical activity, often with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. People who have a family member with type 2 diabetes and/or who are non-white (Asian or African) are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes - occurs when the body attacks its own insulin producing cells. The bodies own immune system attacks and destroys the cells making insulin and this means the body no longer has any insulin. People with type 1 diabetes are insulin depleted. They no longer make insulin. This means they need to inject insulin. It is thought people develop type 1 diabetes because they have certain genes and perhaps because they have been exposed to a trigger (such as a virus). Often people who develop type 1 diabetes are young (children or young adults), slim and do not have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

LADA - stands for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. It is a type 1 diabetes, which means the body attacks its own insulin producing cells. People with LADA can be diagnosed by having a blood test for antibodies (the chemicals involved in attacking the insulin making cells). People with LADA have a slowly progressing form of type 1 diabetes. This means they do not need insulin when they are diagnosed but will probably need insulin in the future. How soon they will be insulin dependent depends on the level of antibody they have in their blood. Higher levels of antibodies suggest a faster progression to insulin. People with low levels of antibodies are very similar to type 2 diabetes patients. This means they are more likely to be over weight and have some insulin resistance. They are likely to benefit from tablets that act on insulin resistance. People with very high antibody levels are similar to type 1 diabetes. This means they are likely to have acute symptoms (thirst, unexplained weight loss, frequent urination, dry mouth) and are less likely to be overweight. They are likely to need insulin treatment soon after diagnosis

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