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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?

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?

Healthy diet: 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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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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How would the mechanism of blood glucose control differ in a person with diabetes?

Because people: With diabetes either don't make their own Insulin (type 1) or are resistant to it (type 2). In either case sugars go up and remain up unless appropriate therapy is utilized. ...Read more

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Which diet is better for blood glucose control without meds? Low carb or plant based?

Which diet is better for blood glucose control without meds? Low carb or plant based?

Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this w/doctor supervision. Plant based diet is a good supplement to this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are possible natural sweeteners (aside from stevia rebaudiana) that help control blood glucose?

What are possible natural sweeteners (aside from stevia rebaudiana) that help control blood glucose?

Stevia: 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

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Besides keeping glucose under control, what to do to keep kidneys healthy? Is drinking too much fluids bad for kidneys because they work harder?

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

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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.

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

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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 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!

Whole foods: Consider coconut oil. It is burned for energy more than other fats, will make you less hungry, and may help weight loss. One tablespoon with each meal is a good start. Glucose 114 is not bad. Could be better, but I will take that over glucose of 200 any day. ...Read more

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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.

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.

BMI: Your BMI calculates out as 20.7 which is in the normal healthy range. There is no clinical reason in the information given that you need to intentionally gain weight. It is also possible that a weight gain would decrease the control you have on your sugars. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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