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does a grilled cheese sandwich help keep blood sugar up?

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
Endocrinology 49 years experience
Diabetes Food choice: All type of foods increase after eating blood sugars. Simple carbohydrates like sugar and starches cause a rapid rise and fall. A mix of complex carbohydrate like whole grain bread, lower fat cheese and fats from grilling with low transfat oil provides a smoother rise and fall of blood sugar than would eating a high simple carbohydrate snack like processed cereal, chips, or crackers.

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How often is your blood sugar checked during an ogtt?

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Usually...: Fasting and hourly thereafter for 5 hours.
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What is a normal blood sugar level to have 2 hours after eating?

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What should I eat to raise my blood sugar level?

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Imple sugars in liqu: Lich as thce but any real fruit juice is loaded with sugar and is absorbed rapidly. There are also a number of products such as glucose tabs. That can be utilized. In severe hypoglycemia an injectable medicine called glucagon may be utilized.Caution with glucagon it can rarely cause severe elevation of blood pressure.
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What are some healthy, holistic ways to lower blood sugar?

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Healthy lifestyle: Healthy diet, exercise, quality sleep will help. Your doctor needs to determine with you if you might also need medication.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I am 82 years. My blood sugar level is fasting 79 and after meals 219. What is the cause of this wide gap?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Insulin issues: It may be that you are having trouble producing enough Insulin right after a meal to control the blood sugar. But it eventually corrects. Therefore, do not eat large meals and do not eat a diet high in starches or sweets. You do not want to overtax your pancreas because that might push you into full fledge diabetes!

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