Side Effects Of Replaniglide

Although many people with CFRD wish they could take pills to treat their diabetes, at this time insulin is the only medical therapy recommended by the CF Foundation for treatment of CFRD. The reason pills were not recommended by the 1998 Consensus Conference on CFRD was due to the lack of research studies documenting the usefulness or safety of a pill in treating CFRD. However, several small studies have been published now and your physician may recommend a pill for you in certain situations....

Low Blood Sugar Hypoglycemia

When you have finished reviewing this chapter, you should be able to Recognize the common signs of low blood sugar hypoglycemia Know how to treat low blood sugar. Low blood sugar is called hypoglycemia. Blood sugar levels less than 60 mg dl are abnormally low, and can be dangerous. Blood sugar this low, generally, does not occur unless a person is taking insulin. People who are taking insulin shots can have dangerously low blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar develops quickly, and must be...

Exercise

After reading this chapter, you should be able to Understand the benefits of exercise for diabetes management Understand the precautions needed to prevent problems with exercise. Regular exercise is good for you for many reasons. It can improve your diabetes by making your body more responsive to insulin. Exercise can also strengthen your lungs and help you feel healthier. Finally, exercise is a natural antidepressant. These are just a few of the benefits CF patients will achieve from regular...

Medical Treatment of CFRD

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to Understand the role of insulin in the metabolism of nutrients in food Understand the effect of insulin deficiency in CF Understand the different types of insulin and how they work Understand the oral agents and why they are not commonly used to treat CFRD At the present time, the only medication which has been proven to be effective for treatment of CFRD is insulin. Therefore, it is important for you to learn how insulin works and learn about...

Tests Used to Diagnose CFRD

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to Be familiar with the different tests used to diagnose CFRD. Casual Blood Glucose Levels A casual blood glucose level is one that is drawn without paying attention to the time of day, or to when a meal was last eaten. If this level is less than 126 mg dl 7.0 mmol , it is unlikely that a person has diabetes. If this level is greater than or equal to 200 mg dl 11.1 mmol , it means the person likely has diabetes. Glucose levels between 126 and 200...

Nutrition and CFRD

At the end of this chapter you should be able to Understand your unique nutritional needs to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight Understand the effect of dietary carbohydrates on blood sugar Understand how to handle delayed meals and alcohol, and to learn the role of artificial sweeteners. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure good health. With type 1 or type 2 diabetes, people are normally advised to eat a low-fat, low-salt,...