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My age is 56 and my blood sugar level is around 200 after taking tablet galvus met 50/850 mg twice a day, please advice me how do i manage it??

My age is 56 and my blood sugar level is around 200 after taking tablet galvus met 50/850 mg twice a day, please advice me how do i manage it??

What's A1c?: Hi. Not enough information. We need to know your A1c stably on that regimen for 3-4 months. However, with at least some of your sugars around 200, there's a good chance your control is suboptimal and you are at a higher risk of long term complications. There are many wonderful new diabetes drugs available. At your age with so much of life ahead, you'll want the A1c in the low 6's for the long haul ...Read more

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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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A blood sugar level of 1000 requires you to have IV dextrose, why?

A blood sugar level of 1000 requires you to have IV dextrose, why?

IV insulin: A diabetic whose glu is 1000 is usually someone who is very ill and in the hospital, and this person will likely get IV insulin. Dextrose is glucose, and would not be given. However, once the Insulin lowers the glucose to about 150-200 the hospital doctors may want to continue the Insulin but then give extra glucose with the Insulin to reverse the abnormal metabolic condition, the acidosis. ...Read 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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I understand how too much sugar leads to weight gain.How exactly does it affect blood sugar level and why doesn't natural sweetner like stevia do that?

I understand how too much sugar leads to weight gain.How exactly does it affect blood sugar level and why doesn't natural sweetner like stevia do that?

Calorie in / out: After all the mumbo-jumbo and semi-science, weight loss / gain is totally about calories in (hunger, appetite, food choices) and out (basal metabolism, exercise, malabsorption / maldigestion, more). Blood sugar levels reflect the amount in transport and relates very little to recent intake or to weight loss / gain; the synthetic sweeteners aren't really sugars. ...Read more

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Went to ER with 102 fever for days my blood sugar level was 170 im freaking out?

Went to ER with 102 fever for days my blood sugar level was 170 im freaking out?

Random sugar high?: I saw that you took gatorade before you took the test. Any stressful condition can cause high sugar /low sugar levels. The steroids released to cope up with physical stress like fever/pain/emotional stress can temporarily make the blood sugar high. After the fever settles down, after you become better overall, after a wk or so from now,get your fasting blood sugar checked. Any family h/o Diabetes? ...Read 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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Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level(Src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).Does Stevia has same effect?

Studies say artificial sweetner can lead to weight gain and/or increase blood sugar level(Src:'sugar substitute' in wiki).Does Stevia has same effect?

Absolutely, however: mechanism of weight gain/?ed blood sugar clearly not the artificial sweeteners per-se. Far more likely the issue is supporting/promoting behaviors of seeking sweet tastes & eating more carbs while thinking this would be OK, compensated for by the artificial sweetener. Tiny imbalances, over time, can produce significant changes in body fat. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications, to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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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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