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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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Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

No: It's just an attempt by companies making tube feeding to make extra cash by selling unnecessary bottled "nutrition" to unsuspecting consumers who would be better off eating quality food instead. All it "boosts" is their profits. ...Read more

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 if my blood glucose number is so important, how do I control it?

 if my blood glucose number is so important, how do I control it?

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

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Amway nutrilite glucose health alone enough to control type 2 DM?

Amway nutrilite glucose health alone enough to control type 2 DM?

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

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Which is a good medication forma controlling glucose levels in diabetic people?

There are many meds: There are many meds to control glucose in diabetic patients metformin 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 injectables amylin mimetics(symlin) incretin mimetics like byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydurion insulin here you have it. ...Read more

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My hba1c result is 8.5, meaning bad control of glucose for the past 3 months, how can I lower it w/o drugs?

My hba1c result is 8.5, meaning bad control of glucose for the past 3 months, how can I lower it w/o drugs?

Many things: You can take all the medications in the world, but if you do not modify your lifestyle you will not achive control. Make an appointment with the diabetes treatment team of your community. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

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

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Do diabetics exhale acetone even when glucose is well controlled, perhaps not enough to smell, but e?

Do diabetics exhale acetone even when glucose is well controlled, perhaps not enough to smell, but e?

No more than normal: Acetone comes from the metabolism of excessive ketones. When glucose levels are maintained at appropriate values, the body of a person with diabetes does not produce more ketones than someone without diabetes, and so will not produce more acetone either. ...Read more

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Hey docs, what hormone controls blood glucose while fasting?

Hey docs, what hormone controls blood glucose while fasting?

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

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How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

Complex Carbohydrate: Focus on 5 to 6 small meals a day composed of protein & complex carbohydrates. Avoid simple sugars. Most importantly exercise --- it will make your muscles more sensitive to Insulin & they will take up any excess sugar from the blood stream. ...Read more

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Does cinnamon have any value in controlling blood glucose?

Helps??: I don't think it controls glucose, but there is some literature that suggests it helps to reduce some. But bottom line is your diet and healthy life style. ...Read more

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Is there a way i can get the proper nutrients to get my blood glucose under control, and weight down?

Is there a way i can get the proper nutrients to get my blood glucose under control, and weight down?

See details: Do not worry about nutrients. The only way to accomplish your goals is with a low calorie, low carbohydrate diet/ control portion size and no snacking between meals. ...Read more

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How to take metformin500 tab for diabetes.; pre meal or post meal which way it can give good glucose control?

Metformin: Take it on an empty stomach, but it does not matter all that much. 500 mg is a low dose. You may need more. Work on diet/exercise. ...Read more

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Are curry & vinegar a help to diabetics in that they assist in glucose control?

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

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What's a good way for us to control blood glucose levels in diabetic patients?

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

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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more