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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

•	 I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years  my fasting  blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my  blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...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


Dr. David Sneid
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I smoke rarely, every few days i would have one. Would i be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if i just have just one cigarette?

I smoke rarely, every few days i would have one. Would i be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if i just have just one cigarette?

Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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What is making my vision blur? Its worse when i eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good.Idea

What is making my vision blur? Its worse when i eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good.Idea

Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Any truth to the claim that consuming more fat, include trans fat, and little/no sugar will bring blood glucose level to normal range? Exercise too.

Any truth to the claim that consuming more fat, include trans fat, and little/no sugar will bring blood glucose level to normal range?  Exercise too.

Don't get your life: With diabetes, you need to be monitored closely as you experiment. Don't expect miraculous results from swapping calories from one group to another. It's much more to your credit that you're exercising, and this will be a huge help to you -- as will simply being pro-active about your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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My blood sugar level is 455 what medication should I take and for how long pl suggest diet chart also for me?

My blood sugar level is 455 what medication should I take and for how long pl suggest diet chart also for me?

See your doctor!: You need to see your doctor immediately and get an individualized regimen of education, diet, exercise, medication and prevention. Your blood sugar is much too high. There is no way to tell you what medication and/or diet you need without seeing you in person. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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What can happen when my blood sugar level has reached over 600?

What can happen when my blood sugar level has reached over 600?

It depends...: If you are type1, then this is approaching danger--diabtetic ketoacidosis..Seek care asap. If type 2 and you have very high sugar regularly, you dont need emergency care, but definitely consult with your doc asap to help with safely lower your sugar and better manage your diabetes. If you have dizziness, blurry vision, weakness, nausea, excessive urination, thirst etc..Call ems.. Asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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How can exercise help me to lower my blood sugar level?

How can exercise help me to lower my blood sugar level?

Two ways.: Short-term, exercise causes more blood to go to the muscles to deliver oxygen. This results in more glucose going to the muscles as well, so exercise lowers blood sugar during exercise & for ~2 hr after. Long-term, resistance exercise (lifting weights) helps build more muscle mass. More muscle mass means more tissue to clear glucose from the blood after a meal, even if you're not exercising then. ...Read more

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Dr. Marianna Post
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What is considered normal blood sugar level?

What is considered normal blood sugar level?

70-110: Usually 70-110 in healthy non-diabetic person.

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Dr. Mary Arden-Cordone
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How harmful for your health is a blood sugar level of 470?

Way too high: This blood sugar is clearly in the diabetes range. Levels of 470 will cause dehydration, fatigue and increased risk of infection. In the long term, this level of glucose may cause nerve, kidney or eye damage. ...Read more

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