Look for signs
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.