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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

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 a glucose level of 46 of any concern at all?

Is a glucose level of 46 of any concern at all?

Yes: That is too low it should be higher. There are many reasons for glucose to be low. The most common one would be diabetic medicine, then general illness, liver problems, or poor diet if this is happening consistently you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What part of body can be used to prick for testing blood glucose level?

What part of body can be used to prick for testing blood glucose level?

Any part: The finger is normally used because it is easy, but anywhere you can stab and get blood will work. ...Read more

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My glucose level was 6.4 before meal in the morning. Is it high? Do I have diabetes?

My glucose level was 6.4 before meal in the morning. Is it high? Do I have diabetes?

Get formal testing: One test value is non-diagnostic, and also please confirm the units of measurement. However, in general:

Above 5.5 mmol/L is considered mildly high and you should get formal testing done.

If the measurement is in mg/dL, over 110 mg/dL is considered high enough to get additional testing done.

A side note - this is a fasting glucose, which we interpret differently than after meal glucose. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl. Com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to.
The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl. Com/h8h29fj ...Read more

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I’m 49 with high blood pressure, checked my glucose level before meal and was 6.4. Is my reading high? Should I need to see my GP?

I’m 49 with high blood pressure, checked my glucose level before meal and was 6.4. Is my reading high? Should I need to see my GP?

Yes you should: This value that you reported does not have any units with it....please recheck the report and see if it is AIC level which is an indirect test for diabetes. it is better to get a fasting Blood sugar test also. That will make it easier for your GP to confirm if you have Pre-diabetes. If your fasting Glucose level is >100mg, that means you have an abnormal blood sugar which requires medical attentio ...Read more

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Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarction: There is a lot of information linking blood glucose and cerebral infarction and there are a lot of possibilities.

In "PubMed" there are 315 related articles published in the last five years. Too many to read and understand.

Start at Wikipedia and look for "diabetes and cerebral infarction".

May take some reading but will answer your question. ...Read more

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Frequent urination (worsened by: worse at night), thirsty and fatigue. My glucose level is 94 before eating and 257 1 hour after eating.?

See below: •Test results consistent with Diabetes. Normal glucose 1-2 hrs after eating is <120.
•Should discuss with MD and have a Hgb A1c blood test done which shows one’s average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. Normal level <5.7%.
Frequent urination, excessive thirst, fatigue all symptoms consistent with diabetes and high blood sugars. ...Read more

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Will wearing a arch cradle in my shoes increase glucose level in type 2 diabetes? I recently retired from a office job and are walking a lot now between 10 and 20km a day this caused foot issues

Will wearing a arch cradle in my shoes increase glucose level in type 2 diabetes? I recently retired from a office job and are walking a lot now between 10 and 20km a day this caused foot issues

Exercise is good: If you are having foot issues, arch supports can help but they must be properly fitted. Not over the counter. Custom orthoses are the way to go, especially if you have Diabetes Mellitus. Exercise works your muscle and make them active burners of glucose. Exercising muscle does not require insulin. 5-AMP activated kinase is an enzyme that facilitates metabolism in active muscle. ...Read more

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Please drs tell me if that glucose behavior is normal. Morning 30min after 2 juices, 1 cigarette and coffee, 191.Right now 2, 5hours later, 85. Many thanks?

Please drs tell me if that glucose behavior is normal. Morning 30min after 2 juices, 1 cigarette and coffee, 191.Right now 2, 5hours later, 85. Many thanks?

Defer to Doctor: I get a sense that you are using this app as if we were your physicians. That is inappropriate, dangerous and not advised. We are here to answer questions but none of this should count for the necessary health care you require and the relationship that comes with working with a good physician together. I am very concerned reading your question that if you are diabetic that your smoking and juice. ...Read more

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Is 137 high for glucose reading after having 2 cups of coffee with sugar and a instant breakfast drink? Should I be concerned? Or see my dr?

Is 137 high for glucose reading after having 2 cups of coffee with sugar and a instant breakfast drink? Should I be concerned? Or see my dr?

OK: Bs less than 140 after a meal is normal. You are probably ok. The better test for diabetes involves actual blood testing. It's easily done and can be ordered by any physicians. If you are worried, ask your doctor to get tested. ...Read more

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1 month ago fasting glucose 98, postpandrial 95.Today I just measure it with an apparat, I think 30mins after take juice and coffee. Was 165! too high?

1 month ago fasting glucose 98, postpandrial 95.Today I just measure it with an apparat, I think 30mins after take juice and coffee. Was 165! too high?

Equivacle: 30 minutes after a caloric intake, the number of 165 is not that severe. Follow-up with your doctor to be tested officially with fasting lab work and they can educate all about diabetes and how best to avoid it through exercise, diet and healthy living. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Before blood glucose and triglyceride blood tests can you have black coffee?

Before blood glucose and triglyceride blood tests can you have black coffee?

Variable advice: There has been recent evidence that it doesn't greatly affect the result but I still don't recommend it. ...Read more

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Blood glucose was 51. I wasn't told to fast, and think I may have had a banana, coffee with cream b4. Not diabetic. Felt ok. What's the deal?

Blood glucose was 51. I wasn't told to fast, and think I may have had a banana, coffee with cream b4. Not diabetic. Felt ok. What's the deal?

If it was a: Finger-stick blood sugar, they are not accurate enough to separate low-normal from abnormal glucose. If you are thin and healthy it was a normal glucose. If you have questions, have your doctor order a lab glucose level which is much more accurate. ...Read more

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My father, age 70. Was diagnosised acute hemolytic anemia, after taking hormone medicine, his ntuh has raised from 6 to11, but glucose went up to 10?

My father, age 70. Was diagnosised acute hemolytic anemia, after taking hormone medicine, his ntuh has raised from 6 to11, but glucose went up to 10?

Not unusual: You father is being treated with Prednisone which will raise blood sugar levels. That will resolve usually as the dose is tapered. Meds will control this issue if needed. ...Read more

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What's the mechanism that prevent glucose concentration dropping too low?

Hormones: Called counter regulatory hormones tend to resist the severe drop of bs. Such hormones include cortiol, Epinephrine and growth hormone. You also have the liver act as a reservoir of glycogen that can be broken down into glucose in times of need such as acute hypoglycemia or during prolonged fasting. ...Read more

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How can you raise your glucose level for a blood test?

Why raise it?: You need to know the real level of blood sugar which varies from fasting levels to post-prandial levels (after eating food it goes up). ...Read more

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Can hot cheetos raise glucose levels fast?

Can hot cheetos raise glucose levels fast?

Diabetes food choice: Any process carbohydrate (starch or sugar) like cheetos etc will cause rapid rise and fall of blood sugar. A better choice would be a moderate amount of string cheese, fruit or a few nuts - almonds, pistachios, peanuts. ...Read more

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Can popcorn raise you glucose level?

Any calories can: Raise your blood sugar. Air popped popcorn without butter or salt can be ok, but the butter or butter substitute has lots of fat and calories, and the salt is potentially harmful if you take in too much. ...Read more

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Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication (s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Glucose: We keep learning that more of our meds cause some elevation of glucose. I am unaware of any members of the thiazides family that don't cause this. The long term importance of this effect is not certain. ...Read more

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I read somewhere some Ingredients in instant coffee is known to raise liver ALT levels. Ex heavy drinker. Should I giv up?? Drink 1-2 cups a day.

I read somewhere some Ingredients in instant coffee is known to raise liver ALT levels. Ex heavy drinker. Should I giv up?? Drink 1-2 cups a day.

Maybe the opposite: Two recent population-based studies (The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [NHANES] I and III) have reported that higher caffeine consumption (>2 cups per day) was associated with a lower risk of elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels and a lower risk of chronic liver disease. Ref. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2801884/ ...Read more

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Was told unfiltered coffee can raise liver ALT levels, should I only drink filtered or just tea? Ty.

Was told unfiltered coffee can raise liver ALT levels, should I only drink filtered or just tea? Ty.

Who told you that?: Melissa, you're an adult now. You need to learn not to believe everything that folks tell you. Claims not well-attested at mainstream medical sites / textbooks are probably lies, like this one. Much of this stuff is actually made up as pranks. If your liver enzymes are up, it's critical that an explanation be sought at once, so as not to miss serious, treatable illness. Be discerning. Glad u wrote ...Read more

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Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Food and blood sugar: Any food can raise blood sugar. How much may vary with individual response, glycemic index of the food and medication. ...Read more

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Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) may raise glucose levels. Never had this borderline problem before til taking this hypertensive med. What diuretic substitute should I ask for?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) may raise glucose levels. Never had this borderline problem before til taking this hypertensive med. What diuretic substitute should I ask for?

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) and glucose: I would have your physician check your hemoglobin a1c to see if you have any diabetes while taking. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (h). Another option is a diuretic called chlorthiadone (c), which does not raise glucose (g) levels. At age 59, you may have some chronic kidney disease (ckd) which would make both h and c ineffective. Ask your doctor if you have CKD and could be put on Furosemide alone, as it does not raise g. ...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