Correction and prevention of low blood sugar is beneficial to hospitalized patients.

For most non-critically ill hospitalized patients with diabetes, one should have a target blood sugar of <180 mg/dL. In non-critically ill hospitalized patients, lower blood glucose levels may decrease the risk of poor clinical outcomes, but also increase the risk of hypoglycemia. A reasonable sugar goal to avoid low blood sugar is to achieve fasting blood glucose concentrations no lower than 90 to 100 mg/dL.

Preventing a Peptic Ulcer

An ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine. A type of bacterial infection is the most frequent cause, but lifestyle factors may also raise the risk .

One may follow these preventive steps that may ward off a peptic ulcer:

1.  Limit alcohol to no more than two drinks daily.
2.  Stop smoking or chewing tobacco.
3.   If you need to take painkillers, avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen, ibuprofen or aspirin.
4.  Consider, with your doctor’s approval, paracetamol instead.

 

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