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After delivery blood sugar levels?

After delivery blood sugar levels?

In general will drop: Immediately after delivery, the placental hormones drop. This causes a sharp decrease in the need for insulin. Unfortunately, Insulin levels are not as quick to drop. This relative increase in Insulin levels causes blood glucose levels to drop after delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is 74 low fasting blood sugar during pregnancy?

Is 74 low fasting blood sugar during pregnancy?

Normal: Blood sugars typically run lower during pregnancy. 74 is a normal reading whether you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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What are normal blood sugars during pregnancy?

Preg. blood sugars: If you are not a diabetic then your fasting blood sugars should be less than 126. Pregnancy can stress your body to cause blood sugars to rise. ...Read more

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Is smoking during fasting hours before fasting blood test increases the blood sugar in the test?

It shouldn't: Smoking a cigarette before a blood test should not increase your sugar level. Thus, i would discuss with your doctor why your sugar was elevated as this may be the first sign of diabetes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do hemoglobin levels drop during menstruation?

Do hemoglobin levels drop during menstruation?

Yes with heavy bleed: Hemoglobin levels have been known to drop slightly around the time of periods if you have fairly heavy menstrual bleeding. If this continues, an ob/gyn evaluation for fibroids may be in order. Some people may have a very mild drop in hemoglobin (usually within normal limits) with fairly normal periods too, but the hemoglobin levels should not drop too low in this case. ...Read more

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What are the average blood glucose levels during ketosis?

What are the average blood glucose levels during ketosis?

Ketosis occurrs: When you go into starvation mode or you cannot burn glucose for your energy. In that sense starvation and Insulin deficiency all cause ketosis. Therefore you can have ketosis without having high blood glucose. In type 1 diabetes since there is Insulin deficiency you usually have high blood glucose with ketosis, but not necesarilly specially if you are going through an intercurrent illness. ...Read more

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Does blood sugar fluctuate during the day?

Does blood sugar fluctuate during the day?

Absolutely!: Blood sugar varies a lot during the day depending on what you eat or drink, your exercise, your medications, and whether you are insulin resistant or not. ...Read more

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Can blood sugar level rise after introducing insulin?

Can blood sugar level rise after introducing insulin?

No: Insulin specifically lowers blood sugar. The only other thing to do that is physical activity. Your diabetes may worsen over time, or your weight may increase -- both of which can lead to higher blood sugars. ...Read more

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Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

The other way: Alcohol acutely will lower blood sugars by inhibiting glucose release from your liver and increasing inulin. ...Read more

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and high insulin levels? If blood sugar is normal, do drs routinely test insulin levels?

Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and high insulin levels? If blood sugar is normal, do drs routinely test insulin levels?

Insulin resistance: Patients with resistance to insulin, including early type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels with normal or elevated blood glucose. We do not routinely test for Insulin levels as it is usually not relevant to diagnosis or management. ...Read more

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Which blood sugar levels are too high?

Anything above norma: Anything above normal. Diabetes is diagnosed by a glucose above 200 at any time or situation; a fasting (no food for 8 hours or more) greater than 100; a two hour post-meal glucose greater than 130-140. All of these are blood drawn in a lab, not finger sticks. An hba1c test of 6.5 or greater is also diagnostic for diabetes. For more info go to diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

THere are none: There are no low glucose levels with pregnancy gtt, only good normal levels. Hypoglycemaa doesn't occur in human beings who aren't receiving treatment for diabetes or have end stage cancer, liver or kidney failure, etc. Particularly in pregnancy, glucose normal levels are much lower than non-pregnancy, a lower number is an excellent sign, . ...Read more

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Can stress affect blood sugar levels?

It can make: It slightly higher for a short period of time. Over the long run, however, stress makes you pay less attention to your diet and exercise and medication regimen -- often leading to weight gain and higher sugars. ...Read more

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Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

FBS: I presume you have type 1 diabetes given your age. My apologies if your doctor has said you have type 2 diabetes and he is correct. Very unlikely unless you are substantially overweight. You should check your blood sugar almost all day if you have type 1 diabetes. There is excellent safe equipment for continuous blood sugar control. Can you please give me some more information about your diabetes. ...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