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Abnormal Glucose Levels
Irregular glucose levels on insulin with gestational diabetes do they induce you and why have i been told induced at 38 weeks then go to 40 weeks ?
Varies: In the us, is is now common not to induce before 39 wks in normal pregnancies.In a pregnancy with gestational or regular diabetes, the infants may take longer to reach lung maturity.I have seen some with classical rds born at 40 wks.Your obgym team must try to balance the size issue with the other issue babies may have.Please discuss this with them as this or other considerations could be in play. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Had some blood work done I am symptomatic. B12 was high 970. Can this be caused from food or vit? Other abnormal glucose 140 MPV 11.5 h/s ratio 0.82.
Need more info.: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if your glucose was fasting, it is abnormal, otherwise all other tests may be in the normal range. If glucose was not fasting, that may be normal too. What are your symptoms? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends : On your ccondition. If you are a diabetic on insulin 3 to 4 times per day. If on oral medications once per day or not at all. If you don't have diabetes and having no symptoms of it (or low blood sugars) then you don't need to worry about checking. Your doctor can perform screening tests if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Exercise generally lowers blood sugar, however, as blood sugar falls various reflexes and hormones are turned on to return the sugar to it's prior level. Therefore, depending upon how long after exercise you measure the glucose, it could have gone up modestly over the prior value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alcohol has a lot of calories in it. Your testing of blood sugar the next morning after a night of drinking would reflect the same kind of calorie intake that eating all night might. If you are testing for a1c, however, that test would not be affected. Liver function testing could show liver stress from the alcohol. ...Read more
I have been testing my glucose levels for a few weeks now and I have been getting levels of 200 and more what should I be thinking and or doing.
Get evaluation: Levels of 200 or more at random times are indicative of diabetes. I recommend seeing your doctor to get this formally evaluated to determine severity of the problem. If you're diabetic, you should be on treatment. In the meantime, start thinking about carbohydrates intake, limit to 45-60 gm per meal. . Good luck. ...Read more
Exercise, Metformin: First, avoid carbs--simple and complex (complex carbs are metabolized into glucose). Exercise daily--you don't need to kill yourself--a 15 minute walk each day works wonders for blood sugar. Metformin is the drug of choice for diabetes--but is great for those with borderline blood sugars as well. It's one of the best weight loss drugs there is. It will not cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more
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