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Are there any medications to stop blood glucose flucuating from high to low?

Are there any medications to stop blood glucose flucuating from high to low?

Best one is: Diet, exercise and weight loss. If you're not on diabetes medication, your blood sugar won't drop to below normal. If your blood sugar is high, you have diabetes and need to get education and medication from your doctor to control your glucose and prevent complications. ...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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Is a blood glucose A1C 6.5 high and need of medication?

Is a blood glucose A1C 6.5 high and need of medication?

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

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Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Can I take medication during a blood glucose test?

Ask: It depends on your medication, some can effect blood glucose. You should ask the lab you are going to. ...Read more

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Are you allowed to take medication or not while testing blood glucose after taking medicine at breakfast?

Are you allowed to take medication or not while testing blood glucose after taking medicine at breakfast?

Please clarify: 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

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What is/are the class types of anti-hypertensive prescription medications that tend to raise blood glucose levels?

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

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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.

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.

You have diabetes: A glucose of 200 or greater at any time is generally diagnostic of diabetes. Check with your physician asap and begin diet, exercise, education, monitoring and whatever medication is deemed necessary. Don't wait until it's too late. ...Read more

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How to lower blood glucose without drugs or injecting insulin?

How to lower blood glucose without drugs or injecting insulin?

Which type?: If you have type 1 diabetes, there is no substitute for insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be able to control it with diet and exercise alone, though may require medication to help get your sugars into control first. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Normal range for blood glucose?

Normal range for blood glucose?

70-100: Normally a range between 70 and 100 is ideal. ...Read more

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What does 245 blood glucose mean?

What does 245 blood glucose mean?

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

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How do you test your blood glucose?

How do you test your blood glucose?

Glucometer: Using a meter which reads sugar levels from blood, a glucometer, patients will prick a finger with a special lancing device to get a drop of blood on a test strip which goes into the glucometer. ...Read more

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On my blood work glucose was high. Why?

On my blood work glucose was high. Why?

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

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What are the best blood glucose results?

What are the best blood glucose results?

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

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How bad is 460 for blood glucose reading?

Out of control: Treat the person, not the number -- but this is a blood glucose that reflects serious troubles. This may herald ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar nonketotic coma, or just mean somebody's really not got the diabetes under good control. ...Read more

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Help please! is blood glucose of 180 high?

Yes: I'm assuming the units are the standard mg/dl. Anyone with even one such reading while not gravely sick with something else should be seen by their physican pronto. ...Read more

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How would someone check my blood glucose?

How would  someone check my blood glucose?

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

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What can you tell from a glucose blood test?

Diabetes: A fasting blood glucose can often tell if you have diabetes, or whether you are "impaired", or prediabetic. ...Read more

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Why wont my blood glucose number go above 100?

Why wont my blood glucose number go above 100?

You're normal : That means your pancreas is healthy and is making the appropriate amount of Insulin and your muscles and liver are responding appropriately. ...Read more

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Can high blood glucose cause you to gain weight?

No, it's: The other way around. Weight gain leads to high blood sugar. You need education, diet, exercise and weight loss before problems get much worse over time. ...Read more

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My blood glucose is 100 is that a healthy number?

Yes: If your morning fasting glucose is 100 then you are in a good range. ...Read more

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How can you quickly reduce glucose level in blood?

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

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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