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Can a donut with 380 cals., 21g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 46g carbohydrates, 25g sugar raise your blood sugar, cholesterol &blood pressure?

Can a donut with 380 cals., 21g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 46g carbohydrates, 25g sugar raise your blood sugar, cholesterol &blood pressure?

Poor diet: I am a bit surprised. You do not need a physician to tell you that eating a high sugar food would raise your blood sugar. Testing for cholesterol in a non-fasting state makes the test completely invalid. One donut would not cause the disease of hypertension. ...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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My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

Because: You have diabetes and are not on an appropriate regimen of diet, exercise, medication etc. Check w/your doctor or diabetes care team. ...Read more

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Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin) vomit from a blood sugar of 90?

Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin)  vomit from a blood sugar of 90?

No: Hi. You can CERTAINLY vomit with a blood sugar of 90, but it's not the blood sugar of 90 that made you vomit. You have something else going on that made you vomit (GI virus, gastroparesis, etc). Talk with your doc if it keeps up. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Fasting blood glucose 220, hgca1 10.6.Should i put in insulin?

Fasting blood glucose 220, hgca1 10.6.Should i put in insulin?

Diabetes: Your fasting sugar and a1c indicate poor control of diabetes. For type 2 diabetes there are several options for med combinations. Your doctor can counsel you on which meds are optimal to bring the numbers down, and Insulin is certainly an option for non-oral management. ...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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Type 2 diabetic, no meds, sugars controlled by low-carb diet. 1 hr postprandial blood sugar 6.5, then at 2 hr mark DOWN to 3.5-4. WHY THE LOW DROP?

Type 2 diabetic, no meds, sugars controlled by low-carb diet. 1 hr postprandial blood sugar 6.5, then at 2 hr mark DOWN to 3.5-4. WHY THE LOW DROP?

Diabetic: You are not diabetic, you have diabetes and should work to get rid of diabetes. With appropriate food intake and exercise you should gradually lower your blood sugar level to a point where your diabetes is no more. There are many easy to read articles focussing on blood sugar information. Let me know if you are not working towards no longer having diabetes. ...Read more

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Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Food and HTN and DM: Avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid refined carbs; avoid pasta, avoid pizza; avoid saturated fats; eat egg white, broiled or poached fish, complex veggies, complex fruit, whole grain, low salt, low cholesterol; nuts are excellent; beans are excellent; ...Read more

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Can you monitor blood glucose levels without drawing blood?

Can you monitor blood glucose levels without drawing blood?

No: Blood glucose is just that blood glucose, many methods have been tried to try to aproximate that. Even with the continious subcutaneous blood glucose monitoring devices you still have to do minimum of 2 bood glucose to calibrate the readings. ...Read more

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What spices control high blood sugar?

What spices control high blood sugar?

None: Cinnamon has been shown in some studies (and not in others) to have a very weak effect on blood sugar - not sufficient to make it useful for treatment. Stay away from supplements and other junk which promise a lot and can't deliver. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. Spices in the food you don"t eat will help by lowering weight. ...Read more

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What foods will keep my blood sugar from spiking?

What foods will keep my blood sugar from spiking?

Avoid sugars and ...: A person who is trying to avoid a rapid rise in blood sugar after a meal can try avoiding foods and drinks with sugars (any type of sugar), and also avoid easily-digested carbohydrates such as simple starches. Complex carbohydrates such as whole grain foods with more fiber, are better. Eating more protein is also helpful. One can search the internet for "low glycemic index" foods to get a list. ...Read more

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

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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Does uncontrolled elevated blood sugar bring out herepes symptoms?

Does uncontrolled elevated blood sugar bring out herepes symptoms?

Herpes: Almost any stressor or illness can active Herpes and cause symptoms. So yes, elevated blood sugars can do it. ...Read more

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Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Yes: A good quality glucometer may not be as accurate and a true blood test but it is a great and very precise mode of checking you sugar on a daily basis ...Read more

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Do spikes in blood sugar inflame the brain? Source: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm

Do spikes in blood sugar inflame the brain?  Source: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm

Glycemic spikes: Spikes in blood sugar have been shown to release substances which cause inflammatory changes in our body and these promote harm to our cells and tiny blood vessels. The solution is to minimize intake of concentrated sweets,reduce starch intake and eat veggies,nuts and fruits to combat inflammation in our body. Talk to your physician about taking antioxidant supplements. ...Read more

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Humalog (insulin lispro) A1c control with stable blood sugar low 5's, what does this mean?

Really hard: Hi. It's really hard to decipher what you're saying/asking. Is your A1c in the low 5s? Are you on Humalog (insulin lispro)? Humalog (insulin lispro) is essentially NEVER used as mono-therapy to treat diabetes. A1c in the low 5s would suggest your averaging a BG right around 100, and you would be at VERY high risk of hypoglycemia. You say stable blood sugar - good. But I'm doing a lot of guessing. Be safe, and good luck! ...Read more

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Can eating chocolate spike your blood pressure?

Can eating chocolate spike your blood pressure?

Theoretically...: ...It might be able to, in adequate (=large) quantity in a susceptible person. But in general, it should be safe to eat chocolate in moderation with hypertension. ...Read more

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