What is the best way to keep blood sugar from rocking and rolling? (Posted late on 09/08 from 09/05)

By skipping meals, the person with Type 2 Diabetes is running the risk of having their blood sugar levels rise and fall at extreme levels. An example of what not to do is this: If the person eats irregularly, then eats a meager meal, their blood sugar may rise at a meager level. Then if they take one or more blood glucose-lowering meds, their glucose level can go into a decline, causing low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. If they skip meals or eat way too little, the risk increases substantially.

But, by eating three fairly even-keeled meals and keeping carbs in check, blood sugar levels can be maintained easier. If the person eats many small meals, or snacks, then they can maintain steady blood sugar levels.

Sometimes you may find your clients in a situation where maintenance just is difficult (say you are traveling with your client), then, if their meal will be delayed, find your client a snack that contains a safe and healthy 15 grams of carbohydrates, such as a small box of raisins or a handful of pretzels. This should even things out, keeping hypoglycemia at bay and showing once again you are focused on displaying that With Age Comes Respect!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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