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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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Blood glucose levels of 243. Is this normal?

Diabetes: A lab glucose drawn out of a vein that is 200 or above is diagnostic of diabetes - no matter when it is drawn. Get an appointment to see your doctor soon for evaluation, education, instruction and probable medication. Also, get on a weight reduction program. ...Read more

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What should my goals be for blood glucose levels?

See below:: For diabetics your age: fasting 80-100 bedtime < 140 2hr after eating < 140 a1c < 7.0% (some off Insulin would set it at <6.5). ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my blood glucose levels?

Best advice is to: Form a plan with a doctor and dietician: diet, exercise, and medication. Not a do-it-yourself project. ...Read more

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Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

No: It's just an attempt by companies making tube feeding to make extra cash by selling unnecessary bottled "nutrition" to unsuspecting consumers who would be better off eating quality food instead. All it "boosts" is their profits. ...Read more

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Recently blood glucose levels for non fasting males?

Recently blood glucose levels for non fasting males?

Normal fasting: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes.Org for info. ...Read more

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How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

Complex Carbohydrate: Focus on 5 to 6 small meals a day composed of protein & complex carbohydrates. Avoid simple sugars. Most importantly exercise --- it will make your muscles more sensitive to Insulin & they will take up any excess sugar from the blood stream. ...Read more

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What is a normal fluctuation for blood glucose levels?

Quite a lot: Fasting sugars range from 70mg to 100mg. After meals the sugar levels go up substantially anywhere from 100mg to 140mg...So there is a lot of variation among different folks' sugar levels based on what they eat and how their body handles the sugar in the body. ...Read more

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Can you tell me where does blood glucose levels occur?

Don't understand: Blood sugar is present continuously or else you'd be dead. It's controlled by thousands of complicated factors working together to try and keep it normal no matter what you do to your body. ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more