Facebook Posts

Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic

We see and manage patients with: - Diabetes mellitus - Thyroid disorders - Lipid abnormalities - Calcium and vitamin D disorders - Osteoporosis - Adrenal disorders - Pituitary disorders - Obesity
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL)

Low blood glucose level (hypoglycemia) occurs when a person's blood glucose level drops below 4.0 mmol/L (70 mg/dL).

It can occur in people with diabetes who are using medications such as sulphonylureas and insulin injections.

Hypoglycemia can happen suddenly and can be dangerous (especially if you are driving a vehicle or operating machinery).

Symptoms can include:

- Tiredness or fatigue
- Dizziness
- Hunger
- Sweating
- Trembling hands
- Change in behavior (moodiness, confusion)
- Even unconsciousness

WHAT TO DO?
1. Check your blood glucose level with a glucose meter when you encounter symptoms of hypoglycemia

2. If blood glucose level is less than 4.0 mmol/L (or 70 mg/dL), take ANY ONE of the following
- Half a can of regular soft drink
- Half a glass of fruit juice
- 5 to 6 pieces of hard candy
- 3 to 4 glucose tablets
- 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey

3. Recheck blood glucose level after 15 minutes

#diabetesmellitus #type2diabetes #type1diabetes #diabetestreatment #lowbloodsugar #hypoglycemia #hypoglycemic #insulin
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Taking Care of Your Feet in Diabetes

High blood sugar levels in people with diabetes mellitus can eventually lead to damage of the small blood vessels of the nerves of the feet.

Symptoms in the feet like numbness, pins-and-needles feeling or burning pain can result.

The bigger blood vessels supplying the legs and feet can also become obstructed due to the high blood sugar levels. The consequence is reduced blood flow to the feet and lower legs.

A small cut or wound in the foot may go unnoticed due to reduced pain sensation. The infection can spread from the cut or wound to the entire foot and even up the lower leg.

The ultimate outcome may be severe lower leg infection that can only be treated with an amputation of the lower leg.

Therefore it is important for everyone with diabetes to take good care of their feet to prevent such complications from occurring.

#diabetesmellitus #type2diabetes #type1diabetes #diabeticneuropathy #diabeticfoot
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Hyperthyroidism
(Overactive Thyroid Gland)

SYMPTOMS
- Fast heart beats
- Unexplained weight loss
- Increased sweating
- Hand tremors
- Frequent bowel movement
- Irregular menstrual periods

CONSEQUENCES IF UNTREATED
- Irregular heart beats with increased risk of stroke
- Increased bone breakdown with increased risk of osteoporosis
- Increased risk of thyroid storm (many organ systems affected)

See a doctor for blood test and treatment

#hyperthyroidism #hyperthyroid #palpitations #weightloss #irregularperiods #atrialfibrillation #osteoporosis #thyroidstorm
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
How Much Sugar Is There In A Fruit?

Fruits contain fructose (a carbohydrate) - when digested will lead to a rise in blood sugar level.

Fruits are also an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in dietary fiber. 

They also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants.

It is still important for people who have diabetes mellitus to eat fruits daily.

But the amount of fruits consumed needs to be moderated.

Two separate servings of fruits per day (each serving with 10g or less of fruit sugar) is recommended for individuals with diabetes.

#diabetesmellitus #type2diabetes #type1diabetes #diabeticdiet #diabetesdiet
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
The Thyroid Gland

- Is located at the base of the front of the neck

- Produces hormones (chemicals) that control how the body uses and stores energy

- Thyroid hormones help to regulate heart rate, body temperature, weight and the body’s metabolism

Conditions Affecting The Thyroid Gland

- Hyperthyroidism: overproduction of hormones

- Hypothyroidism: underproduction of hormones

- Thyroiditis: inflammation (can be painless or painful)

- Nodule: a growth within the gland (can be non-cancerous or cancerous)

#thyroid #thyroidgland #thyroidhormones #hyperthyroidism #hyperthyroid #hypothyroidism #hypothyroid #thyroiditis #thyroidnodule #thyroidnodules #thyroidcancer
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Abel Soh Diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.
- Bryan Adams (Canadian guitarist, singer, composer, record producer)

Manage Diabetes Well - Starting From Today
- Eat reduced portions of carbohydrates
- Exercise regularly
- Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly
- See a doctor regularly for HbA1c test
- Get sufficient sleep daily
- Manage stress in your life

#diabetesmellitus #type2diabetes #type1diabetes #diabetesmanagement #bloodsugar