Poem: Alone darkness befallen earth arrival: Diabetic Shock
Terror holds fear's hand
Alone darkness befallen earth arrival
[Notation: Inspired by recent experience of diabetic shock.]
Staunch legs lost stance sight darkened wings no flight,
Twinge trembles bones wobble crept with soon arrival,
Silence haunts echoed amiss great gasps breathes blight,
Clouds doleful cry frigid breeze quakes sun’s greatest rival.
Stalwart shield rumpled blanket crinkled drawn close,
‘Alas hidden journey midnight entrance crashing knock,
Awareness cloaks eyes torment knots stomach to toes,
Next, not of friendship past possessed heard only mock.
Songs of bird hushed darkness asunder shadows clouds,
Evening cricket’s laughter aim burst remembrance smile,
Tears fallen Heaven’s absence depths entrance shrouds,
Cringed frown paints heard heart hammers thud felt bile.
‘Tis of not once before hope’s glimmer of glee forgotten,
Voice echoes vile dominion shrieks anguish upon bearer,
Tears sluggish sobs child heart man’s body ‘tis ill begotten,
Dread summons distress fallen haunts a moment ‘tis terror.
Awareness: Symptoms of Low Blood Glucose Levels (Hypoglycemia)
Hypoglycemia is not uncommon for a diabetic. It is a condition characterized by abnormally low glucose – blood sugar, levels. Some causes are related to meals, medication, exercise, and other medical conditions. Our body cells use sugar from carbohydrates for energy. Insulin is needed to allow entrance of sugar to provide energy into the cells. Insulin produced by the pancreas regulates blood sugar levels properly. It helps to prevent the sugar levels in blood from getting too high.
Diabetes typically is having high blood sugar levels. Type I is when the pancreas does not produce insulin and it is obtained though injections. Type II occurs when the cells are insulin resistant and blood sugars do not enter them easily or enough. The blood sugar levels rise. Treatment typically in order is preventative care - lifestyle choices, diet, exercise, and medication. When blood sugar levels are depleted hypoglycemia occurs with following symptoms.
- Moodiness or sudden changes in behavior
- Nervousness & Anxiety
- Rapid heart beat
Moderate are those and . . .
- Poor coordination
Severe symptoms (Diabetic or Insulin Shock)
- Poor coordination, tripping, and falling
- Muscle tremors
- Fainting and unconsciousness
Overnight or during sleep low blood glucose symptoms
- Crying out in your sleep
- Dampness to heavy perspiration
- Waking tired, irritable, or confused
- Aggressive behavior
Additional information for Diabetic Hypoglycemia
- Hypoglycemia Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, a common problem in people with diabetes.
- Hypoglycemia (Diabetic & Non-Diabetic)
Defines and explains the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of hypoglycemia. Focuses on controlling hypoglycemia in people with diabetes but also discusses hypoglycemia in people without diabetes.
© 2016 Tim Mitchell