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Blood Sugar (Overview)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily a compact energy store.


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What is blood sugar?

What is blood sugar?

Blood glucose conc.: This is the concentration of glucose in a person's blood stream, partcularly, the serum of the blood. The normal range is 75-115 mg/dl. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Overview)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily a compact energy store.


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What exactly does increase in postprandial blood sugar mean?

What exactly does increase in postprandial blood sugar mean?

Possibly nothing: The postprandial sugar is normally higher than a fasting level. The 2 hour postprandial sugar should not be above 160 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Blood sugar (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Please describe the normal blood sugar for me?

FBS: I don't know what is normal for you. But for adults the fasting level would usually be around 70 to 100 (normal). ...Read more

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Blood sugar (Tip)

Good control of your blood sugar will increase the chance that you and your baby will stay healthy! ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
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See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Can you tell me more about Lipitor (atorvastatin) raising blood sugar and coming off Lipitor (atorvastatin) - is it dangerous?

Can you tell me more about Lipitor (atorvastatin) raising blood sugar and coming off Lipitor (atorvastatin) - is it dangerous?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Increased blood sugars with Lipitor (atorvastatin) were reported in some patients. You can stop it and consider alternatives through physician prescription. It is ok stop it. But you need get prescription for alternatives. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal blood sugar level in child?

Can you tell me about normal blood sugar level in child?

Depends on age: Normal values are:
Premature baby 45-100mg/dl
Full term baby 45-120mg/dl
1 wk old - 16 yr - 60-105mg/dl
Older than 16 - 70-115mg/dl
However, certain circumstances may change these slightly and still be considered normal, such as stress (physical or emotional), some medications and whether or not the test was done fasting. ...Read more

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Blood sugar (Tip)

Most important recommendations are good blood pressure and blood sugar control. ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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I would like information on hypos/low blood sugar?

Are you on insulin?: Hi. I'll proceed assuming you're a diabetic on insulin. Tight control of diabetes (often with insulin, which includes ALL type 1's) is highly advised, but carries with it a real risk of hypoglycemia (lowBG). Frequent BG monitoring (meter or continuous glucose monitor) is essential. If conscious, treat lowBG with oral sugar source; if unconscious, give glucagon shot or call paramedics. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Blood sugar (Tip)

Strict blood sugar control for those with gestational diabetes. ...See more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar?

How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar?

Diabetes hormones: Insulin lowers blood sugar. Glucagon raises blood sugar. Normal blood sugar depends on the balance of the two hormones. In type 2 diabetes, Insulin doesn't work well and glucagon is overproduced, leading to higher blood sugar. ...Read more

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Is there a drug that works like seroquel (quetiapine) without the weight gain, blood sugar rise, and raise in chelesterol and tryglyserides?

Is there a drug that works like seroquel (quetiapine) without the weight gain, blood sugar rise, and raise in chelesterol and tryglyserides?

Atypicals: There r several atypical medications the the fda has approved for bipolar/schizophrenia disorders. Work with your professional to find one that works. The one I've had most weight gain is zyprexa (olanzapine). ...Read more

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Blood sugar (Tip)

If diabetic: get blood sugar levels in normal range & have thyroid checked to prevent miscarriage or defect. ...See more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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My wife measure her blood sugar in home and get 171 so is this high or normal?

My wife measure her blood sugar in home and get 171 so is this high or normal?

Blood sugar high: This is an abnormally high number, especially if it is a fasting blood sugar check. Repeat the tests when fasting then report to her doctor the results. She should be checked for diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Blood sugar (Tip)

Eat well. Control weight, bp, sugar. Don't smoke or drink! See your doc regularly! ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What's a safe blood sugar range for my 10 year old daughter?

What's a safe blood sugar range for my 10 year old daughter?

It depends: While 60-100 is a normal blood sugar for someone without diabetes, the target range for a child with diabetes may be different, depending upon the child's age, maturity, reliability of symptoms with mild lows, frequency of lows, activities, and preference of the child and parents. Even more than for adults, a target range must be individualized. ...Read more

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What are considered dangerous blood sugar levels if diabetic?

What are considered dangerous blood sugar levels if diabetic?

High enough: To be associated with formation of ketones that are formed in the condition of diabetic ketosis. ...Read more

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Blood sugar (Tip)

Keep blood pressure under control. Follow doctor's orders carefully. ...See more

Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
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Blood sugar (Tip)

Watch your blood pressure carefully, high blood pressure can be a sign of serious issues. ...See more