Insulin for gestational diabetes

Insulin for gestational diabetes – what it is and how it works Where blood sugar levels cannot be lowered and stabilised enough through dietary and lifestyle changes, or through using medication such as Metformin, some patients will be required to use insulin...

Low levels – how low is too low?

Low levels with gestational diabetes – How low is too low? Many mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes are not given much information or advice about low levels. A question that we get asked frequently in our Facebook support group, is “how low is too...

False hypos

False hypos A false hypo can be where someone experiences hypo-type symptoms but their blood sugar levels are within what is classed as normal levels, or where a diet-controlled or Metformin treated patient with diabetes experiences slightly lower blood sugar levels....

Hypos

Hypoglycaemia (Hypos) Hypos are the main side effect of insulin treatment.  This can happen if your blood sugar levels drop below 4.0mmol/L (although some professionals will advise that hypo levels are below 3.5mmol/L)  A handy phrase to remember once you...

Nighttime hypos

Hypos in the night Since moving and settling in, my blood sugar levels have returned to be more stable, but I keep having the odd random nighttime hypo, hitting between 2 and 3am. Many ladies in my Facebook group say they worry about having hypos in the night when...