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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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• 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?

•	 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 more

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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


Dr. Paul Sucgang Dr. Sucgang
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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How long does it take for diabetes complications to occur when Blood sugar is continuusly high? Also, at what level does sugar begin to damage body?

How long does it take for diabetes complications to occur when Blood sugar is continuusly high?  Also, at what level does sugar begin to damage body?

Diagnosis norm 6 yrs: By the time complications occur it normally has been 6.5 years that the patient has had symptoms or has been called "Pre-diabetic." Once symptoms occur it makes it more difficult to reverse. Anything above 129 on the glucometer is considered elevated 2 hours after eating. Please followup with your primary doctor if you have high blood sugars or are now having symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have today 140 blood sugar... Is diabetes? Txs

I have today 140 blood sugar... Is diabetes? Txs

Depends: Is this fasting or after meals? If fasting, that is a high number. See your doctor to get lab draw for confirmation. ...Read more

Dr. Jose Rodriguez Dr. Rodriguez
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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My blood sugar is at 314. Could i be at risk for diabetes?

My blood sugar is at 314. Could i be at risk for diabetes?

Yes!: Actually a random blood sugar of over 200 is diagnostic of diabetes. So if that is really your blood sugar, then unfortunately you need to see your doctor because you have diabetes--unless the machine is broken. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Bress Dr. Bress
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I have diabetes and my blood sugar is at 44 and i feel bad. What should I do?

I have diabetes and my blood sugar is at 44 and i feel bad. What should I do?

Eat something!: A blood sugar below 60 is too low. This may be due to a drug program that is too strong or missing a meal. Patients on Insulin are more at risk for low sugar (hypoglycemia). Older patients may experience hypoglycemia from a drug called glyburide. You should have a rapid acting sugar product for emergencies. Check at your pharmacy for instant glucose in a tube which can be squirted in your mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What to do if I have all the symptoms of diabetes except my blood sugar is always too low?

What to do if I have all the symptoms of diabetes except my blood sugar is always too low?

Complicated: Complicated symptoms like these are best discussed with your doctor who will listen to you, give you an examination, and probably do some testing to see what's wrong. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What to do if I have high blood sugar. is it diabetes?

What to do if I have high blood sugar. is it diabetes?

High Blood Sugar: You need to see a physician to see if you could benefit from a prescription medicine for this. Besides that, know that type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Cut your carbs! Start exercising! Eat a teaspoon of cinnamon every day. Lose weight! Stop all sweeteners and all sugars and all carbs other than non-starchy vegetables. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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What to do if blood sugar is 43 ? it was 34 before 20 minutes for a diabetes type one woman 25 yrs old.

What to do if blood sugar is 43 ? it was 34 before 20 minutes for a diabetes type one woman 25 yrs old.

Eat sugar: Drink fruit juice, e.g., orange juice, or eat a piece of candy. If there are symptoms associated with the low sugar readings, and they don't disappear after drinking juice or eating candy seek medical attention immediately. Don't take more insulin or tablets until a true glucometer reading has been established. ...Read more

Dr. Nestor Del rosario Dr. Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Are the symptoms of labrynitis similar to the symptoms of low blood sugar is it possible to have both . I don't have diabetes?

Not necessarily: Labyrinthitis is the inflammation or abnormality in the semicircular canals causing dizziness esp with head movement, there may be nausea. When one has low blood sugar, they have dizziness more like feeling light, sweating, unable to focus, weak, tired, and feeling of doom to even passing out. They do overlap so be careful. Diabetics should be aware and check bs to make sure. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

No: If fasting for at least 8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours after eating= 200 and greater is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. then see MD if any of above apply ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What can be done if you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar is over 300?

What can be done if you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar is over 300?

Blood Sugar over 300: It is definitely time to get serious about your diabetes! You need to work closely with your doctor to make sure you are on the right medications. At the same time, I recommend you work with a nutritionist to eat a very low carb diet, and you need to start exercising with at least a brisk walk for 22 minutes a day or more. Start today. Diabetes Type 2 is a lifestyle disease. Change lifestyle ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I wanted to know when you have type 1 diabetes, how come it matters if your blood sugar is high?

I wanted to know when you have type 1 diabetes, how come it matters if your blood sugar is high?

Toxic effects: If glucose (sugar) is circulating in your blood at high levels, it begins to have a toxic effect on the cells of the body, including nerve cells, the lens and other tissues of the eye.Over time, you can look forward to loosing sensation in your great toes, forefoot, legs below the knees etc.These will be amputated over time.You are likely to go blind, loose your kidney function. Sounds interesting. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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I have type 2 diabetes how do I know if my blood sugar is too low? I'm only allowed to test once a day.

I have type 2 diabetes how do I know if my blood sugar is too low? I'm only allowed to test once a day.

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can be a very troubling, even dangerous complication of treatment. But your risk may be very low. Some diabetes medications (eg. Glipizide, insulin) can cause hypo, while others (metformin, actos) usually don't. If you a1c is high, then you are probably not getting hypo. Hypo usually causes symptoms that you will recognize: sweats, palpitations, headache, confusion. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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I'm worried because my blood sugar is 11.6 mmol/l or american reading of 208 mg/dl type 1 diabetes, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my blood sugar is 11.6 mmol/l or american reading of 208 mg/dl type 1 diabetes, what do you suggest?

See below: If you are having symptoms, e.g., frequent urination, constant thirst, weight loss, fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin a1c level would be of help. Random blood sugar level of 208 is not worrisome unless you are experiencing symptoms described above. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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My 10 hour fasting blood sugar is 100 and 12 hour is 93 which one is accurate and is this pre diabetes?i ate food late at night and slept.

My 10 hour fasting blood sugar is 100  and 12 hour is 93 which one is accurate and is this pre diabetes?i ate food late at night and slept.

Not pre-diabetic: Neither result in indicative of pre-diabetes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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What can I do if my aunt has diabetes type 2, her blood sugar is always very low, isn't that dangerous ?

How low? Low Nl Best: With healthy metabolism, bg typically in the 65 to 120 range, rarely up to 140, briefly. Too low, esp <40, symptoms & coma, too high people feel ok, short term, but very bad news over time. Best tx powerfully emulates this bg range. Many dm choose to stay high due to feeling bad when bg goes too low, e.g. With sulfonylureas and/or insulin, but this is bad tx, though common. Hope you aunt is savvy. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Aborhey Dr. Aborhey
Family Medicine
3 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Asking for my sis. Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar is 320. Feeling really lousy. Does she need to visit the ER?

Asking for my sis. Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar is 320. Feeling really lousy. Does she need to visit the ER?

Yes: Hello Antonio, yes she needs to be assessed. There are life threatening conditions that can rapidly occur with diabetics and she needs to have a physician rule these out. ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. William Schmidt Dr. Schmidt
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I really need to be educated on type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar is either too low or high. When should I take.my metformin. 166 two hr after eating.

Lose the weight: The first part of treating diabetes is to lose weight. i know how difficult that can be but I'm just saying. Your medicine, metformin, is taken two times a day with food. The most important test which is done by the doctor is called hemoglobin A 1 C and its value should be from 6.7-7.5% It can be lower with great control but its the most important. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I have symptoms of diabetes, blood sugar level high but not yet diagnosed. Also have Graves Disease. Could by T1diabetes? How quick can this progress?

I have symptoms of diabetes, blood sugar level high but not yet diagnosed. Also have Graves Disease. Could by T1diabetes? How quick can this progress?

Diabetes: If your hyperthyroidism isn't controlled, it may cause elevated blood sugar. Type 2 adult onset diabetes would be more likely than type 1 as your blood sugars must be borderline because you state diabetes hasn't been definitely diagnosed as of now. Type 1 is usually more dramatic and severe in presentation. Your endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more