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Advance Blood Glucose Medication
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
R/O DIABETES 2: HBA1C of 6.5 is the cut off for Diabetes 2, it is a very common condition. The first step is to focus on weight loss. Weight gain/Obesity is at the root of most adult onset diabetes . The fatty tissue absorbs insulin. And an appropriate treatment regimen will be started. I usually start with metformin .Follow up is essential every 3 mths.with monitoring of HBA1C. Also begin a gluten free diet. ...Read more
Are you allowed to take medication or not while testing blood glucose after taking medicine at breakfast?
Hi. I'm confused. For standard diabetes tests (either fasting glucose or a glucose tolerance test) you go in for the test FASTING (i.e., NO BREAKFAST!). I'm not as worried about the meds messing up the test as I am by the fact you ate breakfast! The test is probably invalid. Be sure to tell your doctor who ordered the test. May have to repeat it. Good luck.
PS Water is OK before & during test. ...Read more
Can I take metoprolol medication before a blood test for glucose?I was asked to fast for at least 8 hrs before the test & wonder if medication counts
Ok: You should be fine taking medications beforehand. ...Read more
What is/are the class types of anti-hypertensive prescription medications that tend to raise blood glucose levels?
Thiazides, beta bloc: The two classes of antihypertensive meds associated with raising sugars are thiazide diuretics, and beta blockers. Angiotensin blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium blockers do not adversely affect blood sugar in diabetics, have other potential benefits to diabetics, and are considered the preferred medications. ...Read more
How should you test your blood glucose when your doctor advises you to take medication for diabetics with meals ?
Finger stick testing: Have your pharmacist or md show you machines available. ...Read more
Today, blood glucose was 285 mg/dl @ 40 minutes after eating. I do not take any medications. Is this bad? I was diagnosed as prediabetic 4yrs ago.
Docs, could a multivitamin/can of diet caffeine-free sprite/blood pressure medication affect a blood glucose test?
Shouldn't: I would think that would be okay although, to be really safe, it's usually recommended that you fast beforehand. ...Read more
I am a in my first trimester pregnancy.I have 125.1 mg/dl blood glucose fasting levels.Please suggest me the diet for my baby.Million thanx in advance?
Here's a website with some helpful information:
http://intermountainhealthcare.Org/ext/dcmnt?Ncid=520921801. ...Read more
After being on METFORMIN500 for 7 months. My blood sugar got normalized. A1C now 5.3 Mean plasma glucose 111.Fastin (phentermine) 98.the2 hour test 87. Did medicatin correct the problem and how is that possible?
Great: Its probably a variety of causes you are likely eating better less carbs less sugars and the medication is helping you utilize the Insulin your pancreas is releasing. This is what we hope will occur. Speak to your doctor they may want to keep you on the drug or consider removing it and following the glucose levels should they believe your habits are helping normalize the sugar. ...Read more
High blood glucose: Hi. A whole blood or serum glucose of 245 is high. If you weren't previously diagnosed with diabetes, you are now. If you're a known diabetic, that value would be considered above goal for tight control (not all patients are candidates for tight control, however). You don't give us much info, so I can't be more specific. ...Read more
Sugar ingestion: If your blood sugar was high on a fasting blood sample, this could indicate pre-diabetes or diabetes depending on the number. If you were not fasting when the blood was drawn, it could be elevated from what you ate or drank before getting your blood drawn. It is worth following up on this with your doctor. There are many changes in diet that can be helpful such as eliminating cookies/candy/pop. ...Read more
Blood sugar levels.: For fasting glucose, up to 100 normal, 101-125 prediabetes and 126 and up diabetes. For A1C, up to 5.6% normal, 5.7-6.4% prediabetes, 6.5% and up consistent with diabetes. Blood sugar should be lower than 140 two hours after eating. This is for someone who isn't diabetic. For diabetics, finger sticks should be 90-135. ...Read more
Finger stick: With the new blood glucose monitoring kits out there you only need a very small drop of blood to accurately measure blood sugar. Usually there is a lancet containing a very small pin to prick the side of your finger and get a small drop of blood. This drop of blood is used to test your blood sugar. ...Read more
It depends on your c: Glucose can be lowered by means of seveal different interventions depending on your condition. If the sugar levels are only slightly high, diet control, exercise and losing weight will help and it is the first step especially in type 2 diabetes. There are several oral drugs which is the next step for medium level sugar problemes. Insulin is the most potent medication to rapidly lower high sugar le. ...Read more