Keeping you’re cool while managing a random blood sugar low is all about attitude. With some styling finesse you can cutdown on the stress if you think like a diva!
Our beautiful blood sugar secret starts with the Rule of 15: If your blood sugar gets too low, eat 15 grams of a carbohydrate-rich food (3 – 4 glucose tablets), wait 15 minutes, and test your blood sugar again. If it is still below 70, take another 15 grams of carbohydrates, wait another 15 minutes, and retest.
Its important not to overdo treatment because this could start a cycle of blood sugar levels rising and crashing. ‘Just waiting’ can be excruciating so fill the time before rechecking with a ‘glam more, fear less’ type distraction: A BLOW OUT.
Grab your hair dryer, some styling gel and a picture of your favorite celebrity for inspiration to learn to become the master of your own blow out.
You want to either air- or towel-dry your hair slightly before applying styling products — otherwise they’ll slip right off.
Divide and clip your hair into 3 sections — top, middle and nape. If you wear bangs, leave them loose.
Grab a great hair dryer. TotalBeauty.com readers strongly recommend CHI TURBO CERAMIC IONIC HAIR DRYER, $134.95. “It cuts the normal drying time in half and your hair is so shiny and healthy looking after that you don’t really even need a flat iron!” one reader says.
Dry your bangs into place first to set them so they aren’t harder to tame at the end. Then put the nozzle on your dryer and, beginning with the nape section, wrap a 2- to 4-inch section of hair around the brush and pull as taut as you can. Ensure that your dryer nozzle is pointing down the hair shaft from roots to ends.
When each section is completely dry, use the “cool shot” to finish it.
When all of your hair is dry, finish with a misting of shine spray or rub a pea-sized drop of shine serum in your palms and distribute evenly from mid-shaft to ends — staying clear of roots.
The good news is you can sit in a chair while blow drying to make it easier on the arms. But if you’re feeling too drained to indulge yourself in a home beauty treatment ask your sister, best friend or mom to become your at-home beauty consultant.
A little mirror time can go a long way to helping you stay on top of your self-care. Make sure and talk to your health care team if you are at risk for hypoglycemia and follow their advice for treatment, which will be tailored to your own situation.#beautifulbloodsugars
BEAUTIFUL BLOOD SUGARS: Listen to Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by Beyonce http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/05/08/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-beyonce