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Can Hemodialysis Affect Blood Glucose Level
Hemodialysis: Hemodialysis really should not affect your blood sugars. Insulin will last longer in your blood stream as kidneys fail so often Insulin requirements decrease with worsening kidney function. Peritoneal dialysis (where the fluid uses is high is dextrose aka sugar) can raise blood sugar levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Great Question!: Very quickly, high sugar levels lead to increased damage to blood vessels at all levels, especially where those vessels are very small. This causes the blood to slow and then not flow at all. When that happens, the tissue effected dies leading to gangrene. It occurs in the legs, but also in the brain (stroke), the heart (heart attack) and kidneys (renal failure) as well. ...Read more
Pain + emotions, yes: For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels. In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more
Yes: Both high or low bs can affect your ability to focus. ...Read more
Creatinine lowering: Yes, patients who need blood transfusion has a low volume in their intravascular (i) space. This causes an elevation of creatinine (c). When the blood is transfused and the i volume increases, the c will fall. It is similar to what happens to the c when a patient is dehydrated and is given fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levels = volumes?: Blood levels meaning blood volumes? Cardiac output is the volume of blood being pumped by the heart per minute. It is calculated by stroke volume x heart rate. Stroke volume is the volume of blood pumped from one ventricle of the heart with each beat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood glucose levels: I would recommend the following: 1: Check blood sugar before breakfast 2: Document what diabetes medication you take before breakfast 3: Document what you ate for breakfast and any snacks between breakfast and lunch 4: Check blood sugar before lunch. The two blood sugar values should be about 50 mg, or less, different from each other. Also go on-line to NuVal.com ...Read more
Glucose metabolism: Glucose is the fuel for all cells. Low glucose levels mean not enough fuel for cells. Insulin is what makes the glucose enter a cell. If you have Insulin deficiency (type 1) or if there is Insulin resistance (type 2) -again glucose levels are high in the blood but not able to enter the cells (again the cells are starved for glucose)-one would feel tired ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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