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Can hemodialysis affect blood glucose level?

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 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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How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

Needs education: Someone expert needed to show you practically and ask you to do it in front of him/her. Attending diabetic classes with education is very helpful. Also machines are different and education on each of those can be different. ...Read more

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Can you please define high blood glucose level?

Can you please define high blood glucose level?

Anything above norma: Anything above normal. Diabetes is diagnosed by a glucose above 200 at any time or situation; a fasting (no food for 8 hours or more) greater than 100; a two hour post-meal glucose greater than 130-140. All of these are blood drawn in a lab, not finger sticks. An hba1c test of 6.5 or greater is also diagnostic for diabetes. For more info go to diabetes. Org. ...Read more

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What does a blood glucose level of 93% indicate?

What does a blood glucose level of 93% indicate?

Hba1c: If you're referring to a hba1c of 9.3% this is compatible with poorly controlled diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are proven ways to lower blood glucose level?

What are proven ways to lower blood glucose level?

Seriously?: Exercise, eating less sugars and overall eating less carbohydrates. Simple as that. Burn the sugars you eat and eat less sugars. ...Read more

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Is a resting blood glucose level of 115 bad?

Is a resting blood glucose level of 115 bad?

No: It depends on the time the blood sugar was checked after your meal. Normal blood sugar in a non diabetic should be between 70 - 100mg/dl and 1 to 2 hours after a meal should be less than 100. Morning levels should also be below 100mg/dl ...Read more

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Can death result from low blood glucose level?

Can death result from low blood glucose level?

Yes: It isn't common, but it can happen particularly among those on anti diabetic agents, especially insulin. Certain metabolic disorders and specific hormone deficiencies can make some more prone to hypoglycemia. There are also other reasons. ...Read more

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How to increase blood glucose level and run well?

How to increase blood glucose level and run well?

Some simple steps: A fueling strategy to optimize running requires focusing on 3 parts. Prior to the run, make sure you are eating enough carbs by including complex carbs in your diet. During a run of longer than an hour, consider refueling with gels, sports drink, or any other source of simple sugar (jelly beans). Within 30 min of finishing, refuel. Chocolate milk is the right mix of carb and protein. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a low blood glucose level?

What are the causes of a low blood glucose level?

Increase Insulin: People with diabetes have increase tendency for hypo glycemia specially if they do not eat regularly after taking their medication. Overdose of Insulin or other diabetes medications. Tumor of pencreas causing over secretion of insuline. ...Read more

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Is 124 blood glucose level considered prediabetes?

Is 124 blood glucose level considered prediabetes?

I would guess: That it definitely yes. Wise up before it is too late and get rid of all that sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What's normal blood glucose level in a non diabetic person?

Normal blood sugar: Essentially: fasting blood sugar should be 65-99 mg/dl; 2 hours following a meal or oral glucose challenge: blood sugar should be < 140 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What would cause cortisone and blood glucose level elevation?

Vague question: Cortisol and glucose go up when we are under stress is that is what you mean because they are part of our flee or attack response to stress. ...Read more

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What exactly is the normal blood glucose level for a 16 year old.?

It varies: A fasting blood glucose greater than or equal to 126 is considered a level of diabetes. Less than 45 is too low. A random glucose of greater than 200 is considered diabetic. ...Read more

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After a major motor vehicle crash my blood glucose level was elevated, why?

After a major motor vehicle crash my blood glucose level was elevated, why?

Adrenalin: When we are in an accident or in pain our body responds by increasing the output of adrenaline. Adrenaline mobilizes sugar into the bloodstream so that our muscles can use it if we are in a situation where we need to escape danger. Blood sugars are always high after an accident so don't worry but get your sugar checked by your doctor to make sure you do not have early diabetes. ...Read more

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Can a blood glucose level steadily rise despite efforts to exercise and eat right?

Can a blood glucose level steadily rise despite efforts to exercise and eat right?

Possible diabetes: Blood sugars can rise for lots of reasons and not all of them are related to diet and exercise. It is possible that your pancreas is no longer producing enough insulin or that your body is producing too much of another substance that counteracts insulin. You should probably see your doctor ...Read more

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Is a person with a sub-optimal blood glucose level required to take diabetic medicine?

Depends: Life style modification and diet modification is the initial management. If indicated then meds. ...Read more

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What does fpg reading of 131 blood glucose level mean? I was not fasting yhough, when blood samples were taken

What does fpg reading of 131 blood glucose level mean? I was not fasting yhough, when blood samples were taken

Nothing specifically: It depends on when you ate last. If it were fasting it might be significant. If you are worried about diabetes or hypoglycemia, ask your doctor for a specific test. ...Read more

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I am a type 2 diabetic. I tested my blood glucose level afterdinner. One meter showed 111 while the other showed 123.Which one is correct?

Glucometer: On average, the glucometer results are 95% aaccurate. My advice will be to consider the higher value as more reliable result. ...Read more

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I'm 18 yrs old, 42kg height 5'2 I've 5.1 fasting blood glucose level, is this normal or something to be worried about. What food should I avoid thanku?

I'm 18 yrs old, 42kg height 5'2 I've 5.1 fasting blood glucose level, is this normal or something to be worried about. What food should I avoid thanku?

Normal: If you meant 5.1 mmol/l (~ 92 mg/dl), that is fine, the problem is your weight rather, seems that you're too weight conscious, just eat healthy, if you still are underweight, you still need to see an endocrinologist, you need an evaluation, maybe your thyroid or it is just your built, wish you wellness ...Read more

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When need I monitor blood glucose level?

Diabetes?: If you have diabetes it depends on treatment. On Insulin we ask our patients to test @ home upon waking up on the morning, all meals, and bedtime. On oral medication it is really doctor dependent. Some would ask for fasting blood sugars and 2 hour post meal sugars a few times/ wk perhaps at home. Without diabetes you don't have to do home checks, but follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for blood glucose level?

What is the normal range for blood glucose level?

Agree but: Agree with dr gupta, with exception that A1c > 5.7% may suggest pre-diabetes.. ...Read more

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Is a score of 4.4 too low for blood glucose level?

Is a score of 4.4 too low for blood glucose level?

See below.: In the U.S., we usually express measurements in milligrams/deciliter and, since you're writing from Florida, I assume those are the units used. If your blood glucose level were 4.4 mg/dl, you'd no longer be among the living, so I think you're referring to your HgA1C, the test we use to determine long term glucose control. The normal range is 3.5-6.0%. A measurement of 4.4% is NOT too low. ...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