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Periodontitis and blood sugar in diabetics

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connor
34 years experience Emergency Medicine
Excellent: It appears that you keep diabetes under excellent control Do you check your Hemoglobin A1C yearly.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Maybe but...: I would not tweak your diet with diabetes unless I first consulted with a Dr. who has your history and is well aware of diets and diabetes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
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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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
11 years experience General Practice
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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
<140 2-4 hours..: After eating.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: With "pre-diabetes" a healthy lifestyle change affecting weight, diet, exercise, and sleep could prevent abnormally high blood sugars from progressing ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : High blood sugars define diabetes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
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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