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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


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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?

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.

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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.

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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

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!

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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

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

Diabetes: Excess sugar can cause elevated sugars and if this is prolonged can put you at risk for diabetes. Drink sugar free instead. It's healthier and you won't gain wait because of excess calories.

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Is too much sugar directly responsible for diabetes type 2?

Is too much sugar directly responsible for diabetes type 2?

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.

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Diabetes type 2- why do we get it if are not using much sugar?

Diabetes type 2- why do we get it if are not using much sugar?

Many things: Genetics, environmental, obesity. Diabetes is caused by many things. Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes unless it caused you to gain weight beyond normal, then it can lead to diabetes.

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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?

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?

Exercise & diet: Exercise and diet is the first step to treatment of diabetes. Often weight loss occurs and can also help. Speak with primary doctor to make sure it's safe and get specific exercise and diet prescriptions.

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What is the normal range of sugar diabetes type 2 tow hours after meal?

What is the normal range of sugar diabetes type 2 tow hours after meal?

< 180: In a person without type 2 diabetes a 2 hour postprandial of < 140 is normal. For diabetics we recommend pre-prandial (before meal) 70-130 and 2hour postprandial < 180. Hope this helps.

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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?

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.

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I have diabetes type 2 and High blood pressure, both under control but I stay tired. What can be done?

I have diabetes type 2 and High blood pressure, both under control but I stay tired. What can be done?

Fatigue: What is your height and weight? Are you overweight? Lifestyle changes can help w/fatigue but please be guided by your doctor. Ask him/her about a lower carb and higher protein food plan. Ask about exercise. Brisk walking is fine. Peace and good health.

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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 and is fat and has high blood pressure but takes all his medication. I worry. Can he still live a full life?

Long life possible: Your father has conditions which poses serious risks to his life but modern medicine has much to offer and he can do a lot to help himself. Losing weight and controlling both diabetes and hypertension are at least in part within his own control.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Does a full blood count detect diabetes type 2 or diabetes type 1? Is type 2 an autoimmune disease?

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).

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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.

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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?

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?

Diets and diabetes: Given the challenging nature of maintaining nutrition in type 1 diabetes, a diet consisting of only simple carbohydrates is less than ideal. Try something with more protein.

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Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

Diabetes type 2 without medicines?

More info: What's your hba1c? Metformin is a safe drug and should be the backbone of a type 2 diabetic's regimen.

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What are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

What are some symptoms of diabetes type 2?

Multiple: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.

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