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Periodontitis and blood sugar in diabetics

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connor
Emergency Medicine 35 years experience
Excellent: It appears that you keep diabetes under excellent control Do you check your Hemoglobin A1C yearly.
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabet... Read More
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Well Managed: Fasting Blood sugar if can be brought down a bit lower ( say

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Several: The inherently elevated Insulin levels of Insulin resistance may promote a reactive hypoglycemia following a high carb snack or meal, particularly if ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 33 years experience
No.: Rarely, in the case of shortening of the bowel due to surgery or weight loss surgery, there can be a reactive drop in blood sugar levels that can occu... Read More
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Dr. Michael Pakdaman
General Practice 12 years experience
Diabetes diagnosis: The Hemoglobin A1C test (HbA1c) is a measurement that captures your average glucose over the past 3 months. There is no official "set point" for diagn... Read More
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Sure: With "pre-diabetes" a healthy lifestyle change affecting weight, diet, exercise, and sleep could prevent abnormally high blood sugars from progressing... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes : High blood sugars define diabetes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: At some point, all patients with diabetes had normal blood sugars prior to getting diabetes. If you're blood sugars are >99 mg/dl fasting or >139 mg/d... Read More
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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Not really: Control means keeping the blood sugar normal. Athletes burn more calories and may be able to eat more and use less medication.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Diabetic: How long have you had diabetes. If it was recent in years you would be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The goal of type 2 diabetes is to get your bloo... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Your blood sugar level remains high even while you are fasting due to lack of insulin.

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