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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be. If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes. Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar? Are you really weighing it? ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How should small ketone levels with normal blood sugar affect hemoglobin A1c levels?

How should small ketone levels with normal blood sugar affect hemoglobin A1c levels?

High acidity: Ketone is acidic state means your body is braking down fat since it is not getting proper nutrients. To alter this increase vitamin d intake daily use aloe cleanse - 3 day inner fillet pure aloe drink 1 bottle per day for 3 days then 4 days off with b vitamins daily i liked activated b (isotonic) do this cycle for 3 months and repeat your testing should normalize. Check morning urine ph (nr6.8-7). ...Read more

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Diabetes2 acceptable fasting and after meal blood sugars?

Diabetes2 acceptable fasting and  after meal  blood sugars?

Diabetes Control: Fasting under 100 is normal, treated under 120 is pretty good, over 140 not so good. 2 hours after meals normal is 140 to 150 and good control is the same , add 10-20 or so. Many people manage looser but i try to get better control without risking low blood sugars which can be very bad so be careful and work with your doctor closely. ...Read more

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Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

FBS: I presume you have type 1 diabetes given your age. My apologies if your doctor has said you have type 2 diabetes and he is correct. Very unlikely unless you are substantially overweight. You should check your blood sugar almost all day if you have type 1 diabetes. There is excellent safe equipment for continuous blood sugar control. Can you please give me some more information about your diabetes. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar without taking my insulin, normal?

Low blood sugar without taking my insulin, normal?

Depends: How low is low? And are you exercising or taking pills as exercise can lower bs independent of Insulin and pills/meds can have effect also. ...Read more

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How high is normal blood sugar 1 hour after meal?

How high is normal blood sugar 1 hour after meal?

Depends on what you : If you are diabetic it should be <140 if you are in excellent control. ...Read more

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Blood sugar normal person?

Blood sugar normal person?

Normal Ranges: Fasting: 65-99g/dl; 2 hours following a meal, no more than 139 mg/dl. ...Read more

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My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

Because: You have diabetes and are not on an appropriate regimen of diet, exercise, medication etc. Check w/your doctor or diabetes care team. ...Read more

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What's the average fasting blood glucose range for a type 2 diabetic?

What's the average fasting blood glucose range for a type 2 diabetic?

Normal below 100: The normal blood glucose range is the same in a diabetic patient as in anyone else - below 100. This is the goal that we generally aim for in treating patients. Often, however, patients blood sugars will be higher than this. ...Read more

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fasting 10 hr blood sugar is 100 and 12 hr is 89 which of these is my baseline? after meals its 87 5 hours post, why 10 hour fasting higher then 12

fasting 10 hr blood sugar is 100 and 12 hr is 89 which of these is my baseline? after meals its 87 5 hours post, why 10 hour fasting higher then 12

Blood sugar levels: It's not so important to know a "baseline". You need to know what is normal range of blood glucose levels( fasting or after eating ) if you are diabetic or not. Refer to this link for more information: http://www.joslin.org/info/Goals-for-Blood-Glucose-Control.html ...Read more

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Diabetic type 2, no medication. Blood sugar never above 5.5 (100) (diet-controlled). 5 hrs after eating sugar down TO 3.1 (55 mg/dl). Why? Insulinoma?

Diabetic type 2, no medication. Blood sugar never above 5.5 (100) (diet-controlled). 5 hrs after eating sugar down TO 3.1 (55 mg/dl). Why? Insulinoma?

Diabetes?: From what you described, you are not diabetic. How did you get this diagnosis? What is your A1c level? It would be prudent for you to consult an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How high can blood sugar go 45 min after an average meal to stay in the normal range when my fasting blood sugar and long term blood sugar are low?

How high can blood sugar go 45 min after an average meal to stay in the normal range when my fasting blood sugar and long term blood sugar are low?

About 140: Any blood sugar at any time over 200 (two episodes) is diagnosed as Diabetes. Normal level for fasting is under 100. There is no standard, per se, for 45 minutes after an "average meal," but I would not like to see the number higher than the normals for a glucose tolerance test for sure. Glucose tolerance test is "normal" under 140. ...Read more

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Baseline & fasting blood sugar is always normal. Blood sugar drops to 45/55 about an hour After eating a sugary meal. Is this dangerous?

 Baseline & fasting blood sugar is always normal. Blood sugar drops to 45/55 about an hour After eating a sugary meal. Is this dangerous?

Reactive hypoglycemi: This sounds like reactive hypoglycemia, essentially an overreaction of the pancreas to a large load of ingested sugar. This can usually be controlled by eating smaller meals more frequently and by limiting simple sugars, replacing them with complex carbohydrates and fiber. If symptoms persist despite this management, see doctor for blood testing for insulin levels and such. ...Read more

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Blood pressure210 over 130 blood sugar is 45?

Blood pressure210 over 130 blood sugar is 45?

See doctor: All the parameters you stated are abnormal. It would be prudent to see your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more