Not getting the right dose of insulin
Your body has unique needs. Even if you've been taking insulin for an extended period, many variables, including the reasons listed below, may lead to a need for a change.
Additional diabetes medication, as well as medicine that you may take for other conditions you have, can have an effect on your glucose levels.
Sickness as common as a cold can change the amount of sugar in your blood. The more severe the illness is, the greater the potential for change.
It's important to get plenty of liquids. When not properly hydrated, your body's level of glucose can rise.
A woman's menstrual cycle has various effects on her system, including a possible drop in her blood sugar levels.
Short or long-term pain or injury can cause your body to release hormones. This release can lead to an increase in your glucose levels.
Anxiety and stress
Day to day drama that you might not consider substantial can have a real physical effect, resulting in a change in the amount of glucose in your blood.
Alcohol can have a definite effect on sugar, especially when it's consumed on an empty stomach. This can lower your blood glucose levels.
Whether you're taking more trips to the gym, or simply running more errands, any increase in physical activity can make your body more sensitive to insulin, and affect your glucose.
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*Based on TRx data from IMS Health, NPATM monthly database, time period from May 2003 to September 2016.