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A 23-year-old female asked:

How can you manage my high blood sugar and make it regular when having type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Type 2 diabetes: Take your medication as prescribed. Check your blood sugar just before breakfast and just before lunch. Document your food intake and your two blood sugar levels. If the levels are close to each but both are high you can either take more pre-breakfast medication and/or change your eating habits. Once this is controlled do the same for breakfast and dinner.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can high blood sugar levels lead to type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Extended exposure to elevated blood sugars can desensitize Insulin receptors in your body, leading to difficulty in blood sugar crossing from the blood stream into the cell. The cells then sense that blood sugars are low inside the cell, thus causing the pancreas to increase Insulin levels to normalize the sugar inside the cell. Over years, this high Insulin state leads to type 2 diabetes.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Does having high blood sugar always mean diabetes?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Usually: Rarely other conditions can cause hyperglycemia, they are easily ruled out. In the absence of a glucose infusion or a recent ingestion of a high sugar food high blood sugar means diabetes.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes : If you are running consistently high blood sugars (>100-110), then you are at the very least on the verge of diabetes. High sugars are caused by either not enough Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or not being able to properly use Insulin (type 2 diabetes).

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