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.
I often say this, and I know it sounds crazy, but diabetes keeps me living in the present. This is the Zen of diabetes. Take it one day at a time.
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.