hi! was wonderin if ne1 cud help me... am actually here 4 my dad. he's 54 & has been a diabetic for several years now. recently we've found that his blood sugar has been fluctuating like crazy. there have even been instances where d range has been as low as 40 with no other side effects whatsoever. have heard that when blood sugar drops so low there should be other symptoms ranging from shivering to loss of consciousness but he's experienced none of these.
dad used to take 18 milli insulin shots every mornin & evenin combined with glucovance tablets (500 mg per 5 mg). with the onset of the fluctuations he's been trying to reduce his dose of insulin to 15 or even 12. but the readings are still not under control. his early morning tests show ranges newhere between 60-140 and his evening readings (before dinner) range from 100-220.
our doctor said there's nothing to do but bring the levels under control by experimenting with different doses of insulin. but in d meanwhile im concerned bout d impact such fluctuations will have on his health. also id like 2 kno why dis problem arose all of a sudden. his blood suagr levels have been pretty constant over d years & he's meticulous bout a controlled diet & exercise. we havent made any drastic changes in diet or routine recently except mayb dat we've cut down a bit on d non-veg meals & he's started munching on water-soaked fenugreek seeds as we heard dis is good for diabetics... but cud dis really result in such drastic changes?
wil som1 out dere please help a concerned daughter wid an explanation or suggestions for what to do next?
Thank you for raising concern about dad.Follow this suggestion and post the progress here.
These pranayam exercises will help control the diabetes and the side effects.Build up the timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume later.The benefits will be noticed in weeks as the sugar level is checked daily.Over the long tern the diabetes will be in full control and the medicine can be reduced in consultation with the doctor.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
Children under 15 years - do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day)
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Also everyday press the centre point of the palm of your hand 40 times with the thumb and press the tips of all fingers 40 times each.
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