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• I am diabetic since 5 years, for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

• I am diabetic since 5 years, for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...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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Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Sugar: 42 M: Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar) ANS: This will depend on how large you are but not likely to increase BS. Easy to test in you. Let us know. ...Read more

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What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea

What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea

Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more

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I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?

I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?

Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) effect blood sugar levels?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) effect blood sugar levels?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): No reported cases of changes in blood sugar levels that I am aware of. ...Read more

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How do I check my blood sugar levels?

How do I check my blood sugar levels?

Home glucometer: If you have diabetes or concerns about blood sugar, your doctor can either give you or prescribe a home glucometer to check your own blood sugars. A prescription for glucometer strips and lancing needles is necessary. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

Diet/exercise: And weight loss will work naturally if you have type 2 diabetes. Otherwise your doctor will need to prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What to eat to control blood sugar levels?

What to eat to control blood sugar levels?

No magic foods: Eat a healthy, well balanced diet with reduced caloric intake and extra exercise. Diet, exercise and weight loss will definitely help with type 2 (or even type 1) diabetes -- it's the cornerstone of therapy. However, most people will need medication to help control their blood sugar. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How to decrease blood sugar levels instantly?

See details: You control diabetes by diet and medications. There are no quick fixes. If your blood sugar is consistently high, you need to speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What're some foods that lower blood sugar levels?

What're some foods that lower blood sugar levels?

None: Foods which may have a more moderate impact on blood sugar are those with more fiber and less starch/sugar. The longer the digestive process, the less the blood sugar peaks in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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What would happen to you if your body could not regulate blood sugar levels?

It's called diabetes: It's called diabetes, and it will kill you if not treated properly. ...Read more

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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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What do I do about high blood sugar levels?

What do I do about high blood sugar levels?

Call your doctor: If you haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, elevated blood sugars could mean that you need treatment for this condition. If you've already been diagnosed, high blood sugars indicate poor control, and may require a medication adjustment or diet changes. Either way, your doctor can do testing and give advice about what your next step should be. ...Read more

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What are normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic?

Fasting glucose: Blood glucose, after an overnight fast should be below 100 mg/dl.
Blood sugar between 100-125 is pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat to increase blood sugar levels?

What foods should I eat to increase blood sugar levels?

Meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people lower high blood sugar levels?

Decrease sugar: High blood sugars are due to a balance of intake versus use theyare also affected by genetic balance you do not control lowering total intake of calories and increasing exercise is the two methods eventually losing weight is paramount if these do not control then you need medicines. ...Read more

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How would I check my blood sugar levels if I have diabetes?

How would I check my blood sugar levels if I have diabetes?

Testing, HbA1c: On a day to day basis, you can test your blood sugar to see how it is, both before and after meals. This will tell you both how your medication is working and how your body is responding to the food that you eat.
Your physician will also do a test (hba1c) that can tell you how, on the average, your sugars have been over the past three months. ...Read more

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What are considered dangerous blood sugar levels if diabetic?

High enough: To be associated with formation of ketones that are formed in the condition of diabetic ketosis. ...Read more

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Does crushed fenugreek seeds helps in reducing blood blood sugar levels?

Does crushed fenugreek seeds helps in reducing blood blood sugar levels?

Yes: Like many natural supplements, more research is needed, but a handful of studies have shown that 10-15 grams of ground fenugreek seeds per day improve fasting blood sugar & hemoglobin a1c. Animal studies show it improves Insulin sensitivity. See http://www. Emaxhealth. Com/1275/fenugreek-type-2-diabetes &
http://www. Wikihow. Com/use-fenugreek-for-diabetes. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a dangerously high blood sugar level?

Docs, what's a dangerously high blood sugar level?

High sugar is bad: Anytime you have high BS say 150 or greater there is damage being done to almost every cell in your body. When the level goes over 200 you see it in the urine. Over 200 things get quite worse with strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and nerve damage ...Read more

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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

High blood sugars: Are = diabetes:

fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is
prediabetes.

Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are considered dangerous blood sugar levels for diabetics?

Could you tell me what are considered dangerous blood sugar levels for diabetics?

Several things!: If blood sugar is extremely high, you can suck water from the brain, with what is called hyperosmolar coma. Chronically high blood sugars will cause you to become dehydrated. And chronically high HGB a1cs indicate poor control and correlate best with diabetic complications! ...Read more

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Why does blood sugar levels give me thrush?

Why does blood sugar levels give me thrush?

Diabetes: Diabetes increased the risk of fungal infections. So patients with uncontrolled diabetes have higher risk of thrush. Thrush is more common in people with diabetes as high sugar levels lead to better conditions for the yeast to grow. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk increase blood sugar level?

Yes: Milk contains a sugar, lactose, which can raise blood sugar. However, that is not a reason to avoid milk. Your diet needs to be tailored to your health needs. ...Read more

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