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Boost Glucose Control Nutritional Facts
I’m in nutritional ketosis to lose weight and burn fat instead of glucose - why am I getting cramps in my quads? What should I take for it?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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
Diet, exercise and:
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Take your medication: If you have diabetes the best way to maintain normal blood sugars is to take your medications as prescribed. Following a prescribed diet regimen and engaging in regular exercise are also helpful. If you do not have diabetes, then keeping your body weight normal for your age and maintaining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Non medical therapy: NO! Best to be closely followed by a PMD, internist, any MD/DO to care and test for your DM levels... ...Read more
There are many meds:
There are many meds to control glucose in diabetic patients
sulphonyl ureas like Glipizide and Glyburide etc.
Meglitinide like prandin&starlix
thizolidinediones like actose
alpha glycoside inhibiters like ascarbose&miglitol
dp4inhibiters like saxagliptine, sitaglipin, linaglipitin
amylin mimetics (symlin)
incretin mimetics like byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydurion
here you have it. ...Read more
My hba1c result is 8.5, meaning bad control of glucose for the past 3 months, how can I lower it w/o drugs?
Often i'd rather maintain my glucose by not eating & exercising. If I exercise I shake & eat something to boost glucose. What to do? I love exercising
Glucose: If you keep starving yourself you are elevating cortisol and glucagon to control sugar. - this can lead to Insulin you should intake protein and resistant starch in order to maintain a relative normal blood sugar for longer period of times and eat smaller frequent meals to keep your sugar stable. ...Read more
What?: There is no such thing as a drink which will provide "glucose control". Are you looking at the tv ads for nutritional supplements that say they're for control of diabetes? Those are tube feeding supplement companies attempting to sell more product by convincing people to drink their supplement rather than eating properly. Eating properly is much, much better. Consult your dietitian. ...Read more
Do diabetics exhale acetone even when glucose is well controlled, perhaps not enough to smell, but e?
Interplay: Hi. Only insulin can lower blood sugar. Glucagon, epinephrine, cortisol, & growth hormone raise blood sugar. During a short fast (e.g., overnight), it's mostly interplay between insulin & glucagon. As longer fasts are encountered, the other hormones (esp. Cortisol) play increasing roles. ...Read more
Is there a way I can get the proper nutrients to get my blood glucose under control, and weight down?
How to take metformin500 tab for diabetes.; pre meal or post meal which way it can give good glucose control?
I had been taking metformin 1000mg/day. My fast glucose is avg 90 since 2 month. Is it possible to reduce doses? I control diet & exercise regularly.
As above: U should not change u medications without discussing this with u provider. ...Read more
Far from proven: Studies regarding any positive effect of apple cider vinegar consisted of n<20 subjects;some show statistically significant, but clinically insignificant results: reducing hba1c by 0.16% (not taking into acct se of hba1c testing);variability in pp Insulin levels controversial; pp glucose changes only with high GI food. No long term large n study showing benefit exists-may be worth investigating. ...Read more
Lifestyle & Meds: Diet-the mediterranean diet has been shown to be effective, exercise -150 minutes a week of aerobic activity, stretching, & 2 days a week of resistance training, weight loss of 7-10% weight loss if needed. There are multiple medication on the market to treat type 2 diabetes but we typically start with metformin as the mainstay of therapy and add other medications as needed based on the individual. ...Read more
What are possible natural sweeteners (aside from stevia rebaudiana) that help control blood glucose?
Why get away from stevia. Stevia is really the best. You could use agave but you are adding carbohydrate calories with it.
Stay with stevia. ...Read more
Besides keeping glucose under control, what to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?
Kidney health: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two major causes of kidney failure - by far. So keeping blood sugar and blood pressure under control will go a long way to protecting your kidneys! Watching salt intake can help control blood pressure. Exercise helps with both blood sugar and blood pressure control. Kidney patients on dialysis may be restricted as to their fluid intake. Good luck. Lgromko. ...Read more
I have tested fasting blood sugar and result is 293 mg/dL But I don't have any symtons for diabetes. Please give suggestion to control my glucose.
See doc, change diet: Hopefully, the machine is wrong. But you need to not count on that and check with your doc and get evaluated. In the meantime, exercise and cut the sugar from your diet and if you need to lose some weight, get started on a healthy weight loss diet (count calories!).High protein diets are not good ones (more studies showing this all the time). ...Read more
I'm very hungry & my glucose is 114. Is my diabetics out of control? I've lost lots of weight thru diet in hopes of controlling my diabetics. Help!
I'm 42 years old male diabetic patient in 10 years. My weight 57kg height166 cm. I need weight gain 6 to10 kgs. Glucose under control. Ple. Ur opinion.
M58 fasting glucose 121mg/dl, A1c 5.6% (normal 4.3 to 6.1) triglycerides 545 mg/dl, this is without any diet control or medication. Advise what to do?
Prediabetic: Although the hba1c is normal, the fasting glucose is high (diabetic would be >125) and triglycerides are very high. If you are overweight, have hypertension, or HDL chol <40, you have metabolic syndrome. You need to restrict carbs/starches in your diet, do regular aerobic exercise, and if overweight, you need to lose weight. Diabetes is just around the corner for you. ...Read more