Dental Care After Treating Hypoglycemia With Glucose Tablets
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Rinse your mouth out with water, and either swallow or spit it out. Don't brush your teeth without first rinsing (after eating glucose tablets); otherwise, you can scratch the enamel off your teeth with the glucose tablets.
This is what my dental hygienist recommends, and I'll take her word for it. It makes sense, and I can't see whether my enamel's been getting scratched. In any case, if you have diabetes, take care of your dental health!
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Diabetic? You should take extra precautions when driving.
Check your blood glucose before you go out and at least every 4 hours after. Take you blood glucose testing supplies with you, along with a fast-acting sugar source in case you go low. While you are driving if you feel that you have low blood glucose, stop the car, treat the low and wait 45 - 60 minutes before driving again.
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Now that the warm weather is here remember that hot water such as a hot tub can speed insulin uptake and raise the risk of hypoglycemia. Hydration and extra blood glucose monitoriing is of the utmost importance. Drink water to stay hydrated in the heat.
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