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Blood sugar control measures?

Blood sugar control measures?

Many: Education, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, proper medical advice, medication, life style modification, relaxation, complication prevention, control of BP and lipids, avoid tobacco and excess alcohol. ...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


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Blood sugar normal person?

Blood sugar normal person?

Fasting blood sugar: Should be 70-100. Non - fasting can be up to 140s.... ...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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Is there a needle-less glucose blood sugar monitor system?

Is there a needle-less glucose blood sugar monitor system?

Not yet: But much reasearch being done to find technology that is accurate enough for clinical care/ use by patients. ...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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Normal sugar blood level?

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Normal sugar blood level?

100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...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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Notmal blood sugar?

Notmal blood sugar?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate your question. What would you like to know about normal sugar.Normal fasting glucose levels in blood are less than 100. Between 100 and 126 are prediabetic or glucose intolerant, after 127 pre diabetic. A1c is normal <5.6 prediabetics 5.7-6.4. Diabetics are >6.5, uncontrolled diabetics are A1c >7. ...Read more

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more

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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

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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 high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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Anxiety attack affect fasting blood glucose?

Yes: Yes, a rise in adrenaline associated with anxiety will cause your blood glucose to rise. In a diabetic, adrenaline can cause a sharp rise, like 100 or so points or more, but in a non-diabetic 10 or 15 points is possible. Be mindful that uncontrolled glucose levels may also lead indirectly to rise in anxiety sensations as well, see your doctor, to assure adequate control. ...Read more

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How do I calibrate a blood sugar monitor?

How do I calibrate a blood sugar monitor?

Depends on machine: Take it to your doctor to do it or call the company. ...Read more

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Where can I get a free blood sugar monitor?

Where can I get a free blood sugar monitor?

Check w/ your doctor: Sometimes, meter companies give meters to doctors' offices or pharmacies, knowing that once you have a particular meter, you're likely to buy strips for that meter for a long time. Check w/ your doc or pharmacy. Other companies off rebates after you pay for a meter for the same reason. Most meters, though, can be bought for $20-25. ...Read more

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What is a good brand of blood sugar monitor?

All are great as....: Fda requires all of them to meet same standard of accuracy so the different machines are different based on matters of shape, style, bells and whistles they offer, ease of use. So you can look at several and see what 'bells/whistles you like often, diabetes educators cdes keep most of them in their office and can show you the differences. ...Read more