How are jamun fruits beneficial for a diabetes patient?
Jamun fruits convert starch into energy and maintain blood sugar levels by increasing insulin activity and sensitivity.
Glucose should only be given to Diabetic patients when they are in hypoglycemic state i.e., when the blood sugar levels have dropped below normal range and patient is symptomatic.
High sugar levels causes blood vessel damage, vascular remodelling leading to increased peripheral artery resistance. Also, body fluid volume increases in response to insulin resistance-induced hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia. Both increased peripheral vascular resistance and body fluid volume lead to increase in systemic blood pressure causing Hypertension.
A blood sugar reading of more than 180 mg/dL or any reading above your target range is too high. A blood sugar reading of 300 mg/dL or more can be dangerous. If you have 2 readings in a row of 300 or more, call your doctor.
Babies of GDM mothers may have more birth weight, preterm birth and respiratory distress, low blood sugar shortly after birth and hypoglycemic seizures, still birth and obesity/ diabetes later in their life.