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I had dinner and pipse and chocolate bar at 7:30 pm then some berry juse at 9:30 pm, at 11:15pm I toke a sugar test and it was 98? Is this normal?

I had dinner and pipse and chocolate bar at 7:30 pm then some berry juse at 9:30 pm, at 11:15pm I toke a sugar test and it was 98? Is this normal?

Yes, blood sugar: Of 98 is normal. You gave yourself a home made glucose tolerance test and you passed with normal result. But you should change your diet to a more balanced one, less carbs more protein, and how about some fruits and vegetables? ...Read more

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Can clif builder's bars cause diabetes even though they have low glycemic index and 22g sugar?

Can clif builder's bars cause diabetes even though they have low glycemic index and 22g sugar?

Yes, in excess: Low glycemic index refers to the rate of absorbtion of the glucose. Higher fiber and complex carbohydrate containing foods allow the blood sugar to rise more slowly, but eaten in excess lead to the same problem high blood sugar, this can lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some protein bars that have 20 grams of sugar. Is that too much sugar?

What to do if I have some protein bars that have 20 grams of sugar. Is that too much sugar?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: That is not a portein bar. It is a protein and sugar bar. These are good for older folks who may not be eating enough, but are not good sources for an athlete or someone trying to lose weight! ...Read more

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Does a small candy bar have about the same amount of sugar as one medium to large sized apple?

Does a small candy bar have about the same amount of sugar as one medium to large sized apple?

Varies: Depends on the sugar content. 1 large apple wil have about 45 gm of carbonhydrate. As for the candy bar you have to read the amt of carb the makers claim ...Read more

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I have an addiction to sugar. I have no control. Sneaking hiding. Eating sugar by spoonfulls. Candy bars 3 at a time. Fast so not caught. Help. :- (?

I have an addiction to sugar. I have no control. Sneaking hiding. Eating sugar by spoonfulls. Candy bars 3 at a time. Fast so not caught. Help. :- (?

Metformin: Your problem is physiological, not psychological.
Carbohydrate cravings accompany Insulin resistance. When your 60 trillion cells are screaming for brownies, it's impossible to resist. Solution is to restore Insulin receptor sensitivity. Metformin will do this, in a dose of 1, 000-2, 000 mg per day. My patients on metformin invariably feel better, have more energy, and lose their carb cravings. ...Read more

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Blood sugar 160 after 1.5 hrs of tennis. Consumed 1 Nutragrain bar near end of tennis match. Small meal before match. 160 too high given this info?

Blood sugar 160 after 1.5 hrs of tennis. Consumed 1 Nutragrain bar near end of tennis match. Small meal before match. 160 too high given this info?

Different test: To diagnose someone with diabetes you need a more controlled test like a fasting blood sugar or hemoglobin a1c. A random glucose measurement after eating and exercise has too many variables to account for and may or may not be normal. If you are worried about being diabetic, talk with your doctor and they can get you the right test to give you a solid answer. ...Read more

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Ate 2 bars of chocolate after the other and muffins and toast earlier but after the chocolate bars I got a small headache and felt slightly dizzy could this be the sugar?

Ate 2 bars of chocolate after the other and muffins and toast earlier but after the chocolate bars I got a small headache and felt slightly dizzy could this be the sugar?

Yes: Depending on many things in your system's chemistry and your tolerance limits, insulin levels, hydration, etc. The sugar spike may be the cause. If this recurs, see your MD for blood work-up. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My body well get really weak and shaky and ill sometimes get dizzy. Only sugar, like a candy bar, well help. This happens often. Please help!?

Need evaluation: You need to see a doctor for evaluation! Sounds like you may be having hypoglycemic episodes. You should have your blood sugar levels checked. Are you a diabetic and taking medications? Do you drink much alcohol? If not, you may have liver disease or insulin-producing tumor of the pancreas! ...Read more

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When something has "sugar alcohol" Content on the back is it bad for you? For example I want to buy a pack of protein bars but has 8g of sugar alcohol

When something has "sugar alcohol" Content on the back is it bad for you? For example I want to buy a pack of protein bars but has 8g of sugar alcohol

Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more

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I wake up at 5am. Jump in the shower get ready for work and hit the door running at 6am or so. 35min drive. By the time I get to work I am starving and irritable. What would be a good choice for a grab and go breakfast? Bars are full of sugar.

I wake up at 5am. Jump in the shower get ready for work and hit the door running at 6am or so. 35min drive. By the time I get to work I am starving and irritable. What would be a good choice for a grab and go breakfast? Bars are full of sugar.

Protein: If you are not a big breakfast person and just looking for something to hold you over, protein is a good start as it tends to make you feel more full and for longer compared to other food options. Example could be something like Greek yogurt or bars such as trail mix or other equally high protein, low sugar, alternative. ...Read more

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When I take a bit of sugar, like in a candy bar, pudding, soda, etc. I get symptoms of restlessness, shakiness and fatigue. Is this metabolic syndrome?

When I take a bit of sugar, like in a candy bar, pudding, soda, etc. I get symptoms of restlessness, shakiness and fatigue. Is this metabolic syndrome?

PostPrandialSyndrome: Agree with the other docs about criteria for metabolic syndrome. The symptoms you describe sound as if your body does not react well to a diet with a lot of sugar in it. Unfortunately, most people with this problem respond to these symptoms by eating more sugar, thus setting up the next episode. Try reducing sugar intake, and be sure to eat plenty of high-fiber foods and proteins to prevent spells. ...Read more

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Sugar problem high?

Let me help: Diabetes is a condition where the glucose or sugar levels are too high in the blood.
Go and check it out to be sure. ...Read more

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How to control sugar?

How to control sugar?

Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more

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How is sugar bad for you?

How is sugar bad for you?

Glucose + fructose: Table sugar is a disaccharide composed of the sugars mentioned above. The body processes fructose via a route which metabolizes into fat. Avoid table sugar when possible and especially high fructose corn syrup. ...Read more

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How to cut down on sugars?

How to cut down on sugars?

Read ingredients: Read labels on products you buy and try to decrease your intake of sugars. For example, orange juice has 29 grams of sugar in 8 ounce serving, Either decrease your portion size, or go for a natural orange. An orange only has 17 grams of sugar. ...Read more

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How much sugar is too much?

How much sugar is too much?

Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more

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Why does sugar make us fat?

Why does sugar make us fat?

Insulin: High simple sugars in the diet raises your insulin abruptly which causes the deposition of the sugar as fat, in the liver, in the muscles and in areas such as the stomach, thighs. To avoid this, a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods and simple sugars is best. Best of health to you. ...Read more

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Will sugar make you cranky?

Not likely: It may energize you and give you more force for crankiness if you were cranky anyway, but it will not induce crankiness. ...Read more

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Why don't I get sugar highs?

Why don't I get sugar highs?

Nobody does!: "Sugar high" is an urban myth and I don't get them either. Nobody does, really. Research definitely shows that eating sugar, the amount of sugar in the blood, and rapidly rising sugar levels have no effect on mental status, activity level, or feeling high. Any such effects are psychological, or by moms who mistakenly believe that's why their kids act hyper from time to time. So you're normal. ...Read more

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Are double sugars bad for us?

No: The body breaks down double sugars like lactose into glucose and galactose. It uses the glucose for energy. Everything in moderation. Try not to have too much sugar in your diet. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sugar?

What are the benefits of sugar?

Few: With the rise in obesity and diabetes in this country sugar truly has few benefits, especially in any excess. ...Read more

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Need help with high sugar level?

Need help with high sugar level?

Rule out diabetes: If you are not diabetic already, then you should do one of two things. You should either have your physician draw a fasting sugar on you or have a random sugar checked. This will help straighten out if you are diabetic. ...Read more

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Which substitute sugar is better?

Which substitute sugar is better?

Natural sugar: Splenda is a natural sugar that your body doesn't absorb, thus, no calories. ...Read more

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How can decrease sugar in my body?

How can decrease sugar in my body?

Watch carbohydrates: Your body turns carbohydrates you eat into sugar that goes into your blood. If you eat less carbohydrates you'll make less sugar. More importantly, though, is the type of carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugars, white bread, cake, candy, juice, and sugary soda pop all make your blood sugar go up, and very quickly. Complex carbohydrates like beans, lentils, and green vegetables do it less. ...Read more

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How can I control my sugar levels?

How can I control my sugar levels?

See doc/nutritionist: The body has an incredible ability to regulate sugar, but once this ability is diseased as in diabetes, you will have to work extra-hard to help. Healthy, balanced/diabetic diet (diabetes. Org or see a diabetic educator), exercise regularly, keep ideal body wt/wt loss, and of course see your doc for assessment/treatment. Follow your doc's recommendation & I am sure u will do well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know that I have sugar?

How can I know that I have sugar?

R/O DIABETES: Diabetes is a very common condition. The first step is to have an exam&Labs. Especially HBA1C. If the initial workup is inconclusive, Rarely a GGT test is needed. Other labs are done to determine Type1 VS Type2. And an appropriate treatment regimen will be started. Follow up is essential every 3 mtgs with monitoring of HBA1C and URINE MICROALBUMIN. ...Read more

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How do u low high sugar count bsl?

Please resubmit: And rephrase your question to make it legible. Thank you. ...Read more

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How do I control my sugar levels?

Glucose Control: The human body tries to keep glucose (sugar) levels in the blood stream fairly steady. There is a complex interaction between several hormones (esp Insulin and glucagon) that either stores excess glucose or makes the liver release stored glucose.
Some people have low glucose because they run out of stores or have excess insulin. Others have high glucose due to insufficient Insulin (diabetes). ...Read more