Nighttime hypoglycemia is a common fear among parents of children with diabetes. When blood sugar falls too low during the night, the consequences can be serious, even deadly. If you are terrified of hypoglycemia at night, you’re not alone.
Can diabetics fast during Ramadan? We ask an expert, Dr Shadi Tabba, MD from the Dubai Diabetes Centre. Dr Tabba is certified by the American Board in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
There are many ways to support a diabetes diagnosis in the family. Some things to consider include open discussion, education, mindful eating and practice in carb counting, checking blood sugar and administering insulin.
There are so many diabetes myths and misinformation, especially regarding Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes myths are potentially life-threatening. Please be informed about this condition and do not trust everything you read online or elsewhere. Seek advice from a qualified medical professional.
About a year or two after diagnosis, my diabetic son told me that he could not do something. He said “I can’t”. I do not even remember exactly what it was he thought he couldn’t do, but all of my hair stood up on end. I explained to him that “can’t” is not a word we use.