People with diabetes suffer from the condition of hyperglycemia also referred to as high blood sugar. So how can someone with this condition ever suffer from the exact opposite: low blood sugar or hypoglycemia? Believe it or not, this happens with people who have diabetes because their’s an imbalance between their medication, diet, and lifestyle.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), an estimated 1.5 million new cases of diabetes are being diagnosed among U.S. adults, aged 18 years or older, per year. A large percentage of these individuals, as well as the other 23 million adults already diagnosed, are employed outside the home. Depending on the stage and severity of the disease, many of these will require insulin during their work day, which will may mean giving themselves injections. For the newly diagnosed, this can create a fairly significant level of anxiety that is best dealt with sooner rather than later. Knowing one’s rights and best practices are the first step. (more…)