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Diabetes Type 2 Blood Sugar 385
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
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
Had pre-diabetes. Is it possible I had diabetes type 2 in past but blood sugar went down to pre-diabetes? Can 1 go from havin diabetes back to normal?
All a spectrum: It's all one continuous pathway from Insulin resistance to prediabetes to overt diabetes. The dividing lines are totally arbitrary. You need to be dieting, exercising, losing weight, getting educated, and possible taking medication. Don't wait until your number crosses some arbitrary line, then it's already too late. ...Read more
I have diabetes type 2. I just got hugh blood sugar levels its on 16, 5 yesterday I had the same. ..and I got back all the symtptoms when I first got diabetes type 2 drink alot and takin a leak alot... Like why has this out of nowhere got that high bloo
High blood sugar:
There are many reasons why you might have high blood sugar, usually related to the therapy you are using to control your diabetes.
You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
If your blood sugar level is above 200 you really should go to the nearest Emergency facility right now! ...Read more
Can sugar alone (from soda)cause diabetes type 2? I eat healthily and am 146 pounds and 6 feet tall, I drink 2 litres of coke over a span of two days
Not directly: High sugar is by definition diabetes so high sugar level (if meet criteria) will directly give you the diagnosis of diabetes but eating/consuming sugar will not cause diabetes in the short term. Overtime, eating a lot of sugar will cause obesity, Insulin resistance which will lead to type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Got diagnosed having diabetes type 2 since a year back. Is there any way to may the sugar level normal as the criteria for military is to be normal?
Hi what is the way to improve erection quality that has deteriorated due to diabetes type 2 my blood glucose is under total control at around 5.1. I d?
Type II diabetes: Please see your doc or a nutritionist. He/she will help you make healthy choices and also monitor and support you. There are many books on the market about this topic but having professional help and guidance is safest. W/hard work this can be reversed. Doc can check hormones and blood vessels relative to ED. Most ED is psychogenic. If so, a psychologist can help you re-focus. ...Read more
Seltzer?: Seltzer, flavored or otherwise, may provide the carbonation that you seek without the calories. Drinking too much seltzer, especially the flavored ones with artificial sweeteners, may not be the healthiest thing to do in the long term, but for a few days in this context it may benefit you. ...Read more
I have diabetes type 2 and High blood pressure, both under control but I stay tired. What can be done?
My dad has diabetes type 2 and is fat and has high blood pressure but takes all his medication. I worry. Can he still live a full life?
My dad has diabetes type 2 sugar level 350 mg/dl and had stents placed in his heart and he sometimes has pain in his heart so what is the treatment?
See doc.: If he has stents he is at risk for having coronary events and his chest pain should be taken seriously unless we have already been able to attribute this to something else. Secondarily he needs his diabetes, lipids and blood pressure treated to goal. Bg should be substantially less than the 350 mentioned. ...Read more
What birth control pill is better for me if I have high blood pressure and diabetes type 2 also one that will not make me gain weight?
Several options: Depending on other risk factors you could be a candidate for low dose (20 mcg estrogen) birth control pills. You could also use a Progesterone only birth control pill, or consider the use of an iud. Those options mostly don't cause weight gain - though some women are very sensitive to hormones and can gain weight easily with them. ...Read more
Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?
No: But a fasting blood glucose or Hgb a1c test would show diabetes. It does not distinguish between the two types of diabetes however. Type 1 is often considered an autoimmune disorder but type 2 more a lifestyle issue- too much fat not enough exercise. Type 1 usually requires insulin and type 2 only on occasions (may reverse to normal with weight loss). ...Read more
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
I'm a 26 years old female with diabetes type 1. Could I keep the oshawa diet (rice, grains, water) for 10 days? Or it could affect my blood sugar?
Yes: Yes you definitely can. The first step is accepting YOU are responsible for your health. Emerging mobile tools that integrate remote monitoring with gamification and diabetes prevention program content will help you stay on track. Three behaviors (water, veggie and fruit intake, activity level) and 3 NUMBERS (weight, blood pressure, blood sugar dictate your health. You can take control of them ...Read more
Type 2 diabetes is difficult to manage and requires alot of discipline and hard work.
First you have to accept this reality. It's not going to be easy.
Second, focus on what's being put in his body.
It has to be a carbohydrate restricted diet.
If he's overweight, gotta start on the road to weight loss. It's a long road so be patient!
finally, work with your doctor for treatment if needed. ...Read more
Diabetes: Not possible, with proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Often type 2 diabetes causes no obvious symptoms but sometimes it can present with increased urination, increased thirst and blurry vision. All people who are at risk of type two diabetes, (overweight, family history, history of diabetes in pregnancy etc) should be checked periodically for type 2 diabetes. ...Read more