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LIV­ING with di­a­betes means know­ing ex­actly where your blood glu­cose lev­els need to be.

About 5.6% of Cen­tral and North Bur­nett’s pop­u­la­tion is reg­is­tered with the National Di­a­betes Ser­vice scheme and 86.5% of th­ese are reg­is­tered with type 2 di­a­betes.

It’s a health is­sue that hun­dreds in our com­mu­nity face ev­ery minute of ev­ery day.

Glu­cose lev­els need to be main­tained, too high or too low and there will be prob­lems.

If you feel tired, thirsty, have blurred vi­sion or are us­ing the toi­let fre­quently you may have high blood glu­cose.

This can be caused by stress, ex­er­cise, mis­match of food and med­i­ca­tion and smok­ing.

If your blood glu­cose level is too low you can feel dizzy, shaky or sweaty. You must im­me­di­ately eat or drink some­thing sug­ary to get your lev­els back up.

Then you need to eat some­thing with car­bo­hy­drates, such as a bis­cuit or a sand­wich.

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