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

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


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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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Recently blood glucose levels for non fasting males?

Recently blood glucose levels for non fasting males?

Normal fasting: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes.Org for info. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D3 with glucose syrup elevate your glucose blood test level?

Can vitamin D3 with glucose syrup elevate your glucose blood test level?

Not by much.: In glucose tolerance test, 50 gms of glucose is given, and a normal rise of blood glucose from that is about 30. I can't see a couple of grams raising it significantly. ...Read more

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What are good average levels for blood sugar and cholesterol for adults?

What are good average levels for blood sugar and cholesterol for adults?

As Below: Fasting normal blood sugar 70-100. 101 to 125 prediabetic. Above 126 is called diabetic random blood sugar above 140 is diabetic. Total cholesterol200 ldl is bad cholesterol below 100 is normal hdl is good cholesterol 40-50 is normal triglycerides less than 150 is normal. ...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?

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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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

Why is low blood sugar levels such  health risk in diabetes?

High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...Read more

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What are normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic?

Fasting glucose: Blood glucose, after an overnight fast should be below 100 mg/dl. Blood sugar between 100-125 is pre-diabetes. ...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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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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Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Food and blood sugar: Any food can raise blood sugar. How much may vary with individual response, glycemic index of the food and medication. ...Read more

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Which blood sugar levels doctors recomend insulin shots?

No specific level: Sugars routinely over 140 mg should be treated, though not necessarily with insulin..May just be diet, exercise, or oral medicaitons (in addition to insulin). ...Read more

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How low can blood sugar levels be in a normal, non-diabetic person?

Rare: It is possible, but rare. It can occur following GI surgery (eg gastric bypass). Most people who are "hypoglycemic" actually are not. They may have meal-related symptoms, but blood glu is actually normal. The range of "normal" is actually quite broad, and the glu level that triggers a response (adrenaline surge, symptoms) varies a lot. A glu tolerance test is not a good test for this. ...Read more

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What is the level for low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

Normal sugar levels: For children and non-pregnant adults, normal blood sugar (glucose) level is considered <100 mg/dl in fasting morning state, and <140 mg/dl after a meal. Anything above these levels is considered either pre-diabetes (fasting 100-125, post-meal 140-199) or diabetes mellitus (fasting >=126, post-meal >=200 mg/dl). Low blood sugar varies depending on person, but typically is considered <60-70 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Why wouldnon-fasting blood glucose levels be quite higher than fasting levels & how to improve?

Because your sugar: Goes up when you eat. This is the first defect noted in overweight people developing type 2 diabetes. You need diet, exercise and weight loss, a visit to your doctor, education, monitoring and almost certainly whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate. ...Read more

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Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more

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Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Depends: But if you are an uncontrolled type 2 diabetic then insulin is on the horizon. Be very careful with your diet and get plenty of exercise! ...Read more

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Do doctors recommend medicines to increase sugar levels in a diabetic patient whose sugar level drops?

Do doctors recommend medicines to increase sugar levels in a diabetic patient whose sugar level drops?

Glucagon: Glucagon is a medication that can be given in an emergency to bring up blood sugars if a diabetic is unconscious and unable to take something by mouth. If blood sugars are dropping excessively in a diabetic it means a change has to be made in medication to avoid hypoglycemia to begin with. That is far more desirable than taking medication to bring it up once it is too low. ...Read more