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Blood Sugar (Overview)

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 a compact energy store.


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What is blood sugar?

What is blood sugar?

Blood glucose conc.: This is the concentration of glucose in a person's blood stream, partcularly, the serum of the blood. The normal range is 75-115 mg/dl. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Overview)

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 a compact energy store.


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What exactly does increase in postprandial blood sugar mean?

What exactly does increase in postprandial blood sugar mean?

Possibly nothing: The postprandial sugar is normally higher than a fasting level. The 2 hour postprandial sugar should not be above 160 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Blood sugar (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Please describe the normal blood sugar for me?

FBS: I don't know what is normal for you. But for adults the fasting level would usually be around 70 to 100 (normal). ...Read more

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Blood sugar (Tip)

Good control of your blood sugar will increase the chance that you and your baby will stay healthy! ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Can you tell me more about Lipitor (atorvastatin) raising blood sugar and coming off Lipitor (atorvastatin) - is it dangerous?

Can you tell me more about Lipitor (atorvastatin) raising blood sugar and coming off Lipitor (atorvastatin) - is it dangerous?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Increased blood sugars with Lipitor (atorvastatin) were reported in some patients. You can stop it and consider alternatives through physician prescription. It is ok stop it. But you need get prescription for alternatives. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal blood sugar level in child?

Can you tell me about normal blood sugar level in child?

Depends on age: Normal values are: Premature baby 45-100mg/dl Full term baby 45-120mg/dl 1 wk old - 16 yr - 60-105mg/dl Older than 16 - 70-115mg/dl However, certain circumstances may change these slightly and still be considered normal, such as stress (physical or emotional), some medications and whether or not the test was done fasting. ...Read more

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