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Can Pain Increase Blood Glucose Levels In Diabetics
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
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
Can it be that a high carbohydrate diet cause the blood glucose levels to increase in type II diabetics?
I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Doesn't cause diabetes, but if overweight, you're already prone to type 2 dm. ...Read more
• 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my blood glucose levels were 5.9 after doing my fasting in the morning, does that mean I am borderline diabetic?
Nope: I assume you're talking about the a1c reading. Non-diabetic readings are between 4.0-6.0, so you should be good. The a1c is an index number that averages out the previous 100 days of blood sugars into 1 number that gives you an idea of what glucose levels have been. This is pretty much diagnostic that you are not diabetic. Continue a prudent, low-carb diet & active lifestyle to maintain that, tho! ...Read more
I'm new to diabetes (type ii). What should my blood glucose levels be? Should i only check while fasting?
NO: Fasting (8hrs no food) less than 110 2hrs after eating less than 140 for people in your age group up to 50 yrs 100-140 @ bedtime. You should test several times during the day, stick to your diet, exercise (that burns sugar) and when your md tests your blood find out what your 3month levels are. With discipline you can be healthy for a lifetime. ...Read more
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
What are some ways to lower blood glucose levels even if you are not a diabetic but u have certain risk factors of becoming diabetic?
Lifestyle: Hi. Healthy lifestyle has been shown to lower the risk of diabetes in at-risk patients. Healthy diet, regular exercise, achieve & maintain ideal body weight...FOR LIFE, not just the next few weeks or months. Part and parcel for healthy lifestyle is no fast food, minimize processed food, no white flour or rice, minimal simple sugar, little saturated fat. Good luck! ...Read more
Multifactorial: No one knows exactly what causes type 2 dm, but obesity seems to trigger this in people who are genetically susceptible. Some are inherently Insulin resistant. Other associated conditions increase risk, for example pcos, hypertension, sleep apnea, gestational diabetes, etc. When blood sugar rises quickly or not, it really depends on how high it goes and how the body does or doesn't respond. ...Read more
Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. What is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?
Same!!!: You want to aim for fasting levels of 90 or below and post meals of 120 or less. Anything above that will eventually cause damage to the body. Since this contrl is very difficult we try to aim for less than 200 after meals and about 100-105 fasting. Problem is that it still causes damage and close control may bottom out your blood sugar levels that is also a medical emergency. ...Read more
My blood glucose level is 78 after eating a hefty meal after 2 hours. I haven t been diagnosed with diabetes.?
Why are my blood glucose levels so low
Yes: If under good control levels may not fluctuate much. ...Read more
3 means: Hi. there are fundamentally 3 means to assess blood sugar. Finger stick blood glucose is the old standard, around since about 1980. A1c reflects a roughly 3-month average blood glucose. Lastly, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is an amazing new tool I use tons in my practice; patients (myself included) LOVE it! All 3 have their places in diabetes management. Good luck! ...Read more
Monitoring glucose: Monitoring glucose depends on what type and degree of diabetes you have. If you are type 1 - unlikely in the 40's - you will need insulin all day, every day and measure regularly Medicine for type 2 diabetes may require a good diet and just one pill or you may need more and stronger medicine and possibly insulin. The fewer meds the less often you need to measure. The more insulin - more checking ...Read more
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