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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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Besides keeping glucose under control, what to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?

Besides keeping glucose under control, what to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?

Kidney health: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two major causes of kidney failure - by far. So keeping blood sugar and blood pressure under control will go a long way to protecting your kidneys! Watching salt intake can help control blood pressure. Exercise helps with both blood sugar and blood pressure control. Kidney patients on dialysis may be restricted as to their fluid intake. Good luck. Lgromko. ...Read more

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Drink lots of fruit can be bad for increasing the level of glucose?

Moderation: Fruits contain sugar and will raise your blood sugar. You can drink it as long as you count it into the total intake of the day. Do it in moderation. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a glucose test if you're going to fail by drinking that sugar drink?

What is the purpose of a glucose test if you're going to fail by drinking that sugar drink?

Trick question!: Hi. If you're metabolically NORMAL, you won't fail!!! That's why it's a TEST! Are you trying to pull our legs?! ...Read more

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Can drinking water dilute glucose test?

Can drinking water dilute glucose test?

Water and glucose: When you drink water, your body gets rid of the excess (through urination) quickly. It is very hard to dilute your blood, and your glucose is not affected by water intake. ...Read more

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Is drinking glucose-D powder mixed with water safe for people with diabetes?

Powder: Depends entirely on what this powder does to your blood sugar.
If it is too high after this powder don't take it. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sugar level is required in human body after drinking glucose?

I don't: Understand the question. Required for what? Are you referring to a glucose tolerance test? There are different answers depending upon whether it's a gestational diabetes test or not. Check w/ who did the test or diabetes. Org. ...Read more

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I m pregnant I made the o sullivan test with 50 gr glucose. The result was: before drinking glucose 76 < 95 and after glucose 148 <140 I m worried?

I m pregnant I made the o sullivan test with 50 gr glucose. The result was: before drinking glucose 76 < 95 and after glucose 148 <140 I m worried?

3 hr test: You simply failed the screening glucose tolerance test which is very common. Normally you would then be scheduled for the diagnostic test to see if you have gestational diabetes. That is called a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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How much water is okay to drink before fasting glucose test?

Not a big deal: The amount of water is not terribly important - 12-16 oz should be fine. Be sure you are fasting (not eating) for the required number of hours. ...Read more

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Sir can I drink glucose in chronic hepatitis b?

Sir can I drink glucose in chronic hepatitis b?

Why not?: Not sure I understand whether your consumption of sugar water is for pleasure or you expect it to have therapeutic benefit here? Please clarify the point of your question-- ...Read more

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How can the amount of water you drink affect blood glucose levels?

Dehydration: Can increase blood sugar if you have diabetes. Water intake will temporarily dilute your blood sugar level, but only for a very, very short time before your body readjusts. ...Read more

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My right eye droops immediately after I drink glucose water. Why?

My right eye droops immediately after I drink glucose water. Why?

Interesting: A droopy lid after swallowing (or during) could be due a mis-wiring of your cranial nerves. I suggest seeing a neurologist for evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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How long before my glucose tolerance test should I be drinking the glucose?

Depends: It depends. If you are having the initial 1 hour glucose challenge test performed at 24-28 weeks, you will have bloodwork drawn one hour after drinking the glucola. If you failed the 1 hour sugar test, a 3 hour sugar test would be performed and blood would be drawn before you drink the glucola and at 1, 2 and 3 hours later. ...Read more

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Are the glucose readings that they do at the doctors office with the glucose drink the same as a person testing the glucose levels at home?

Basically: Blood sugar determinations done in the physician's office are usually done with same type of strips that patients use with their glucometer at home as opposed to techniques used in major laboratories. However in hospitals, bedside fingerstick glucose levels are often done with testapes as well. ...Read more

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Is 137 high for glucose reading after having 2 cups of coffee with sugar and a instant breakfast drink? Should I be concerned? Or see my dr?

OK: Bs less than 140 after a meal is normal. You are probably ok. The better test for diabetes involves actual blood testing. It's easily done and can be ordered by any physicians. If you are worried, ask your doctor to get tested. ...Read more

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About my 2 hr urine got trace glucose with normal blood glucose. Since the blood glucose is already low. What food n drink should I be careful with?

About my 2 hr urine got trace glucose with normal blood glucose. Since the blood glucose is already low. What food n drink should I be careful with?

High glycemic: Stay away from high glycemic foods. This would include cookies, candies and soda. Also corn and some fruits can be high glycemic. Do an internet search for "Low Glycemic" and you will be directed to dietary lists that you will find helpfull. Also, talk to your Doctor and they should have low glycemic information for you. ...Read more

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When your done drinking the glucose drink are you allowed to drink water before giving blood?

GTT: If you are talking about glucose tolerance test, you may drink a little water after the glucose drink. Consult this site for information, especially about preparing for the test.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/glucose-tolerance-test/basics/definition/prc-20014814 ...Read more

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Hi doctor would drink of red wine increase my glucose, in order words increase the sugar in my body?

Hi doctor would drink of red wine increase my glucose, in order words increase the sugar in my body?

Depends on type of: Red wine: "dry" (low sugar) red table wines have virtually little effect on blood sugar levels; "sweet" (dessert wines, ice wines, & late harvest red wines) have more calories, sugar/carbs, & higher alcohol content & may thus affect your blood sugar level somewhat more. Just remember to drink in moderation & with food to slow absorption of the alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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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