AskDHR • Are Diabetic Patients at an Increased Risk for COVID-19?


As we continue to learn to live with and adapt to COVID-19, it is important to gauge the risk levels associated with varying pre-existing conditions. In our latest #AskDHR video, Dr. Palacios discusses the risks of COVID-19 as it pertains to diabetes.

Hypoglycemia Management

Glucose or blood sugar is the body’s primary source of energy. It is normal for your blood sugar to fluctuate throughout the day. While your blood sugar or glucose will vary within a certain range, it can start to become dangerous once it drops below the limits of what’s considered healthy.

Gifts For Diabetics

If you know someone with diabetes, you know their condition impacts many aspects of their life. Depending on their symptoms, they may need special equipment to manage their health. This may include a blood sugar monitor or special shoes, for example, which make great gifts for diabetics.

Diabetic Cake Recipes

Diabetes is a medical condition that interferes with a person’s ability to process sugar. Thus, diabetics must carefully monitor their sugar intake. This article will focus on three diabetic cake recipes made with alternative sugars.

104 Blood Sugar

Description: Diabetes affects more than one million adults in the United States. Most of these adults had prediabetes with a 104 blood sugar before their diabetes diagnosis. Learning more about prediabetes is important to help you to decrease your risk of full-blown diabetes. Blood sugar levels can range greatly. When someone has a 104 blood sugar after fasting for 12 hours, this may indicate prediabetes, or impaired fasting glucose. Under normal circumstances, fasting blood sugar ranges from 65 to 99 mg/dL. Once a doctor diagnoses prediabetes and or 104 blood sugar, it is imperative to work on glucose control to reduce your risk of developing full-blown diabetes.

Blood Sugar Balance

Human body requires energy, which comes from food. Sugars and starches, known as carbohydrates, are the most efficient energy sources. In the gut, they are broken down to glucose, which gets into the blood stream and is delivered to various organs and muscle. Blood glucose is often called blood sugar. The blood sugar concentration in healthy individuals varies from 60 – 90 mg/dL after fasting to not more than 140 – 150 mg/dL one hour after a meal. This is called a healthy blood sugar balance. It goes back to the baseline level 2 – 3 hours after a meal.

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