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Is it worth it to get a home blood sugar monitor if you have hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia?

Is it worth it to get a home blood sugar monitor if you have hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia?

Definitely yes: Hypoglycemia is way more dangerous than hyperglycemia and should be prevented. Hyperglycemia is seldom life threatening, whereas hypoglycemia often is. ...Read more

Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

This is a term that just mean high blood sugar. This can be caused by many things such as exercise, stress, eating excess sugar and the ultimate diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body can not longer process its sugar out of the blood stream and is sustained or continuous hyperglycemia. Everyone's blood sugar will rise a little after they eat, but most peoples will return ...Read more


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How does hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia affect heart rate and blood pressure?

How does hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia affect heart rate and blood pressure?

Not directly : There is no direct effect other than for the stress induced by a hypoglycemic reaction (hr and BP would go up) or the diuretic/dehydrating effect of prolonged hyperglycemia (bp would go down while hr went up). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Increasing : Hypoglymia will trigger a sympathetic response increasing hr and bp. During hyperglycemia, if you are diabetic, the response will be lighter or none, depending in complications associated like hyperoamolar state and ketoacidosis, when the response will be stronger. ...Read more

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What is the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

What is the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

Depends...: People who do not have diabetes typically have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 126 mg/dl. In general, high blood glucose, also called 'hyperglycemia', is considered "high" when it is 160 mg/dl and above. If you have diabetes, your physician will define your target blood glucose that is as close to normal as possible that you can safely achieve given your overall medical health. ...Read more

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At which blood glucose level for hypo/hyperglycemia does breathlessness occur?

At which blood glucose level for hypo/hyperglycemia does breathlessness occur?

It doesn't: This is not a reliable sign of either. You need to trust your glucose meter or other means of following your illness. This is critical for your safety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please explain which duration of hyperglycemia (duration and level of blood sugar level) will cause hba1c to change?

Please explain which duration of hyperglycemia (duration and level of blood sugar level) will cause hba1c to change?

6 to 12 weeks: HBA1c or Hemoglobin A1c, is a blood test reflects how your diabetes is being controlled over the past 6 to 12 weeks. In diabetic patient, A1c should be less than 7 or average blood glucose of 154. ...Read more

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Is there is diffrent between hypo/hyperglycemia and high /low blood sugar ? Someone told there is special odor ,is that right?

Is there is diffrent between hypo/hyperglycemia and high /low blood sugar ? Someone told there is special odor ,is that right?

No special odor: Hi. hypo/hyperglycemia and high/low blood sugar are just different terms for the same thing. Glycemia = blood sugar, hypo = low, and hyper = high. You know your blood sugar by testing, not by smell. There is a smell that trained diabetic service dogs can distinguish, but not one we humans can. Control your diabetes tightly to prevent long term complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

I'm not sure but is hypoglycemia/low blood sugar hereditary?

Are you on insulin?: Hi. Unless you take insulin or have a vanishingly rare genetic syndrome, your "hypoglycemia" is not real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. Unfortunately, "hypoglycemia" is a very popular self diagnosis, but it is not true hypoglycemia and has nothing to do with your blood sugar. Diabetes can be hereditary, and if treated with insulin, that would be true hypoglycemia. ...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