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diabetes – Dorkabetic

New treatments for newborns

EMLA is a patch that can be pasted to a child’s skin an hour to three hours before the needle stick procedure. It contains two topical anesthetics, Lidocaine and prilocaine. Like Ethyl Chloride it can be used on all kinds of needle stick procedures, vaccinations, antibiotics and blood drawing to check blood glucose levels. Another advantage of EMLA is if the child has to be stuck several times in the same spot.

The skin only needs one application of EMLA to remain numb for a couple of hours. Ethyl Chloride spray wears off quickly and must be reapplied.

When positioning EMLA on the inside of the elbow, position is so it is in a diamond pattern. This will help it stick to the skin better.

Because EMLA takes at least an hour to cause a numbing effect there is no danger if the patch or cream comes in temporary contact with the wrong area of the body. Simply wipe off the unwanted EMLA. But if If EMLA comes in contact with your child’s eyes, immediately rinse the eye with water and do not touch the eye. Call your Poison control center or local emergency service. Also call your doctor.

When you purchase EMLA or EMLA cream there will be a diagram inside the box. Show that to your child’s doctor or nurse and ask them to mark on it, where the next injections will be given. Then you will know where to apply the EMLA or EMLA cream to your child for his/her next visit..

On March 11, 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of EMLA for newborns.

This means even new born babies can be given pain relief for intramuscular injections of vitamin K and hepatitis B vaccine, and heel lancing for genetic testing or bilirubin levels.

Typical glucose level chart

Glucose and glucose levels

With glucose measuring there comes a need for glucose level chart. Not only will glucose level chart help you in orienting and assessing your glucose levels, it will also provide peace of mind as you will always be in control of your sugar in blood.

A simple glucose level chart can be seen on this link, but more are available on similar pages.

Glucose meters

I’ve looked at all sorts of meters/ My want was something that was small and simple and I could store a couple test strips in. The dream came true in the form of a meter that is the size of the cape of your test strip vial.

blood glucose
This is how blood glucose looks like.

Better than that it attaches to the cap of your test strip vial. It even comes with cosy that fits over the vial and has and elastic loop you can use to attach it to something. I have it attached to my iPad carrier. The test strips are reasonable priced and you can find the True2go almost everywhere. My one problem is it did not come in green.

Some months back I wrote how painful using the standard lance was. I bought super ultra fine needles but it still hurt. In looking for a lancing device that was easy to use I came across the ACCU-Check FastClix. I liked it right away because it used a cartridge with six lances. It kind of reminded me of the old west and a six shooter.

It is about the sizes and thickness of a standard highlighter but a little shorter. it has 11 depth settings. I found 2.5 worked well for me. Compare this to 3 on my DeLuca. It was so easy to use as well. there was no getting out and individual lance, twisting off the plastic card, cocking the device and pushing a button.

You just put in the cartridge, press it against my finger and click on it like a ball point pin. The fist time I tried it I was surprised. I didn’t feel much of a prick at all. I didn’t even see a puncture mark. This is all that is required to measure blood glucose. Blood glucose level chart is linked above. You should make use of this glucose level chart as it can come in handy in many situations of which I’m sure you are aware of.

But when I squeezed my finger blood bubbled up. I’ve now used it for a few months and very little pain if any. I lost it on a plane trip and used my old lance. OUCH! The problem was trying to find just the device without getting a monitor as well. I finally came to the conclusion it was worth it. Using it like a ball point pen makes it really steady to use and I can pinpoint exactly where I want to draw blood. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars.

Keywords for this article: blood glucose, blood glucose chart, glucose level chart, diabetes, blood sugar


My way of using blood sugar levels chart

At the end of the day, it is rather silly to believe you are too healthy for any disease. Everyone can get ill and there is no preventive measures that could stop this from happening. This is how it goes. If you ever get diagnosed with diabetes you will need a blood sugar levels chart to help you determine proper values. Blood sugar levels chart can be either pocket version or an application for your phone.

Many other conditions in the medical field, besides diabetes, remain a mystery. Plenty of people have thought themselves to be in perfect shape, yet suffered illnesses or injuries and other mishaps that make them view the world from a whole new perspective. Like already said, diabetes is a disease that will require you to have your blood sugar levels chart at hand. Make sure you do, otherwise you can get in trouble. A blood sugar levels chart is useful in all situations.

A positive story

Today we wanted to share a positive story about a student team from the Net Impact Chapter at CU Boulder who have demonstrated how having a focused, well-established goal can bring about big results for a good cause.

The CU Boulder team won the 2nd annual Liquidnet Markets for Good Challenge with an insightful project that allows donors wishing to give to nonprofits with a real-time view of human needs and highlights the organizations doing the most to meet these needs.

A simple blood sugar levels chart will aid you in following situations:

  • having low blood sugar levels – assess it with blood sugar levels chart
  • having high blood sugar levels – assess it with blood sugar levels chart

The story continues

The team won money for their efforts, as it was reported, and an additional $2,500 that will go to Nyaya Health, a nonprofit that operates a hospital and mobile medical care services in Nepal, as per the students’ choice.

“A thriving society requires a thriving social sector, and a thriving social sector depends on enough money going to truly high-performing nonprofits tackling the really tough challenges,” said Ban Walsh, who oversees Liquidnet For Good, the company’s corporate social engagement program. “By encouraging some of the best business school minds to help us identify innovative solutions to drive more money to more effective nonprofits, we hope that we can inspire broader impact.” These are all important aspects of being ill and being a diabetic. Diabetes is a very bad disease.

Blood sugar levels chart

We would love to see this kind of initiative and have a similar impact on the diabetes industry. One thing that our various reports have made clear is that an alternative perspective can help maximize the efficiency and success of the diabetes non-profits – they are doing a great job of bringing the community together and funding many projects, but can do even more towards a cure if they set a defined goal and timeline.

As the story highlights, staying well informed and knowing which organizations to donate to is also a crucial aspect when it comes to speeding up the process for finding a diabetes cure. The JDCA’s publications are an excellent resource that highlight where and how the major non-profits are spending donor money and gives donors the power to make their intentions heard.

Reminder: have blood sugar levels chart always with you. An accurate blood sugar levels chart might save lives. Keep your blood sugar levels chart at hand!

Eye can’t fight this feeling anymore

Eye can’t fight this feeling anymore

This is hard to bare. Diabetes is really a backstabbing disease and I am really sorry for everyone who gets diagnosed.

What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?

Today let’s borrow a topic from a dsma chat held last September.  The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”.  Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes.  Have more than one thing you wish people knew?  Go ahead and tell us everything.

I think the hardest thing for the Type 3s in my life to understand is that the mechanical aspects of this disease aren’t what get me down.  It’s the lack of control over things that I never thought I’d lose with my diagnosis.

They all seemed to think that adjusting to shots and testing and the ins and outs of highs and lows would be the rough part.  I can hear their refrain in my head, and it sometimes makes me want to snap:

“Oh, you’re so brave! I could never give myself shots!”

You get over the whole “needles” thing pretty quickly.  No, seriously.  The insulin I have to take for the rest of my life has to get into my body somehow, and even as someone who is terrified of needles, I’m mostly over it.  It’s pretty easy when you think about what your choices with diabetes are: take the dang shot or die.  Bam.  Done.

It’s the other ways that diabetes eats away at your former life that are much harder to get used to.

Before my insulin pump, I could just throw on a dress if I felt like wearing a dress and not worry about where my pump was going to go.  Before constantly having to have supplies with me, I almost never carried a purse.  My fingertips were uncalloused, my stomach wasn’t covered in tiny infusion site scars, and my body felt like it belonged to me.  Now there are so many aspects of my life that are driven not by my heart or my brain, but by my busted-ass pancreas.

There are days when I don’t wear my pump or my Dex, despite the fact that I know on a rational level that they help with my management, because I need a day where my body feels like a body and not like a cyborg.  Please don’t judge me or scold me.  Just let me have my body feel like my own for a day. There are times when I don’t want to test and dose before I eat, and I promise that I’ll get to it as soon as I finish this slice of pizza.  Please don’t treat me like a child because I know what I need to do. It’s the same basic decision.

Working out for t1dummies

Workout for type 1 diabetes dummies

If you have diabetes you can exercise to control your blood sugar levels. Exercise is very efficient.

Not my strip

Not my strip for measuring blood sugar levels

I went to bathroom and found a blood sugar levels strip, filled with blood. Someone must have tested their blood sugar levels.