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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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What is the mechanism by which people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels?

What is the mechanism by which people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels?

By using: Education, prevention, monitoring, medical advice, diet, exercise and medication as needed to help control their abnormal glucose and other risk factors. ...Read more

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How are hormones used by the body to maintain normal blood glucose concentration?

How are hormones used by the body to maintain normal blood glucose concentration?

Glucose control: Hi. Blood glucose is maintained in the normal range by hormones. Insulin is the only hormone that can lower blood glucose. There are 4 hormones that can raise blood glucose: glucagon, epinephrine, cortisol, and growth hormone. They all interplay to maintain glucose in the normal range. ...Read more

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How are calcium blood levels affected by increased amounts of parathyroid hormone?

How are calcium blood levels affected by increased amounts of parathyroid hormone?

Hyperparathyroidism: The parathyroids make a hormone, PTH, which mobilizes calcium from your bones and keeps blood calcium normal. Overactive parathyroids make too much PTH, raising blood Ca, and leeching Ca out of your bones (Osteoporosis) and too much gets into kidney (kidney stones). Kidney disease can cause this, but often it is from an abnormal parathyroid gland that must be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Blood glucose levels: I would recommend the following: 1: Check blood sugar before breakfast 2: Document what diabetes medication you take before breakfast 3: Document what you ate for breakfast and any snacks between breakfast and lunch 4: Check blood sugar before lunch. The two blood sugar values should be about 50 mg, or less, different from each other. Also go on-line to NuVal.com ...Read more

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Can high cortisol blood levels cause inflammation in the body?

Can high cortisol blood levels cause inflammation in the body?

Hi cortisol: Yes. Chronically high cortisol is very damaging by causing inflammation throughout the body. It leads to higher incidence of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and many more. This is why proper sleep, exercise, other forms of stress reduction such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation are so valuable. ...Read more

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How can an increase in thyroxin, insulin, and adrenaline change blood glucose levels?

Different mechanism: Insulin attempt to replace the Insulin that is deficient in your body. Thyroid is a hormone that sends signals to or organs including the pancreas and adrenaline. ...Read more

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Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

No, but these: Are also not likely to do you any good. Rubbing sugar on your skin will not raise blood sugar. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

Diabetes: Glucose molecules precipitate out on to protein molecules changing how they work. If enough of the glucose gums up the protein network these processes stop all together and the tissue dies. ...Read more

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Which of the following accurately predicts problems with cortisol levels blood test, 24 hr urine or midnight saliva swab?

Depends: Blood cortisol is useful in the diagnosis of cushings (hypercortisolemia) or adrenal insufficiency. A 24 hr urine cortisol is helpful to diagnose excess cortisol. Saliva cortisol is only helpful in diagnosing excess cortisol, not adrenal insufficiency. If a blood cortisol level is low, further evaluation is required to establish if your adrenal function is truly low. ...Read more

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Is diabetes detrimental basically because elevated blood sugar levels damage organs?

Is diabetes detrimental basically because elevated blood sugar levels damage organs?

Diabetes?: JimM638, you've hit the nail right square on the head there ! Diabetes ( lack of endogenous insulin production from pancreas) is ALL ABOUT SUGAR CONTROL measured by average sugar level over weeks as measured by HbA1c. The goal is to keep this within normal level. That number varies from lab to lab so look at normals for lab analysing your blood.thanks ...Read more

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How is energy related to blood glucose levels?

Glucose metabolism: Glucose is the fuel for all cells. Low glucose levels mean not enough fuel for cells. Insulin is what makes the glucose enter a cell. If you have Insulin deficiency (type 1) or if there is Insulin resistance (type 2) -again glucose levels are high in the blood but not able to enter the cells (again the cells are starved for glucose)-one would feel tired ...Read more

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Which parts of body can be used to prick for testing blood glucose level?

Any: Anyplace where you can get a drop of blood. Avoid the toes if you have diabetes. Remember, sticks other than the fingers will give you what your sugar level was 15 minutes ago, not what it is now. ...Read more

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Do blood sugar levels change by age?

Do blood sugar levels change by age?

After neonatal : After the neonatal stage, for non-pregnant individuals all blood sugars fall under the same categorization for normal. Fasting serum glucose should be between about 65-99 mg/dl and 2 hours following a meal or oral glucose tolerance test, normal serum blood sugar should be less than 140 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Diabetes affect the level of glucose in the blood and in body cells. True?

YES: Glucose goes everywhere! blood, brain, liver, vessels, feet, kidnys, eyes etc. You get the pic? Thats why diabetics get foot ulcers, cataracts, kidney damage that may require dialysis etc. ...Read more

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How can a hyposecretion of aldosterone and cortisol hormones lead to low blood sugar?

How can a hyposecretion of aldosterone and cortisol hormones lead to low blood sugar?

Gluconeogenesis: Hi. In prolonged fasting, cortisol plays an important role in a process the liver uses to make sugar from amino acids called gluconeogenesis. If glycogen (stored sugar) is depleted (happens in less than 24 hours of fasting), and the body cannot make enough new sugar from amino acids, low blood sugar can occur. Aldosterone does not play a role in gluconeogenesis. ...Read more

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Can metabolic research supplements raise liver levels, sugar levels and cause thyroid levels to be out of whack?

Can metabolic research supplements raise liver levels, sugar levels and cause thyroid levels to be out of whack?

Ingredients: Since the FDA doesn't usually study supplements, we can't know their ingredients or side effects,but it is known that some supplements or herbs can have adverse effects on various organs. Show the supplement To your pharmacist who may be able to give you more helpful information. ...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


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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more