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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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Non diabetic took glucose on husbands meter 1 hour after start of eating it was 170 is that bad?

Non diabetic took glucose on husbands meter 1 hour after start of eating it was 170 is that bad?

Not helpful: You have to wait at least 2 hours following a meal. If i recall, at 2.5 hours your blood sugar was down to 127 mg/dl which is normal. You also had a normal fasting blood sugar and normal hba1c in the recent past. These results are very reassuring. Please discuss with your doctor when you should be reevaluated. Home meters can't make a diagnosis. All results need to be confirmed in a lab. ...Read more

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I had fasting glucose meter readings of 100-112 mg/dl on 8 occasions and 1 ocassion of 127 mg/dl. Do I need to be put on oral meds for pre-diabetes?

I had fasting glucose meter readings of 100-112 mg/dl on 8 occasions and 1 ocassion of 127 mg/dl. Do I need to be put on oral meds for pre-diabetes?

Pre- diabetes: Looks that your concern about diabetes is not needed. That said, please check your blood sugar before breakfast on alternate days, and at bedtime on the other days. If any of those bedtime glucose levels are above 150 you must see your doctor. Hopefully that should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Could it be too extreme to purchase a glucose meter if you have non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

Could it be too extreme to purchase a glucose meter if you have non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

Not extreme: I frequently have patients who are having symptoms of hypoglycemia check their sugar at home with a glucose meter when they are having symptoms. Most people find that their sugar is normal (over 70) when they are having symptoms, showing that their symptoms are not actually due to a low sugar. Keep in mind that these meters are not 100% accurate, if you get a low reading, repeat it again. ...Read more

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Will a glucose meter work just as well in determining the glucose concentration in non-diabetic blood?

Will a glucose meter work just as well in determining the glucose concentration in non-diabetic blood?

Diabetes: The term "non-diabetic blood" has no meaning as is. If the blood sugar is low it needs immediate attention. If it is normal it needs no attention. If it is high it needs your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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What r glucose meter levels that would indicate pre-diabetes, fasting, upon waking? & 2 hrs after a meal?

What r glucose meter levels that would indicate pre-diabetes,  fasting, upon waking? & 2 hrs after a meal?

Blood sugar levels.: For fasting glucose, up to 100 normal, 101-125 prediabetes and 126 and up diabetes. For A1C, up to 5.6% normal, 5.7-6.4% prediabetes, 6.5% and up consistent with diabetes. Blood sugar should be lower than 140 two hours after eating. ...Read more

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Non diabetic yesterday morn. Celestone (betamethasone) spine inj 11:30 am. 7:22am today glucose meter says 276. How do I get it down?

Non diabetic yesterday morn. Celestone (betamethasone) spine inj 11:30 am. 7:22am today glucose meter says 276. How do I get it down?

Drink water exercise: Corticosteroids cause increase in blood sugar. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated because that sugar increase will tend to dehydrate. Exercise will burn sugar. Avoid sugar and processed carbohydrates. Get your doctor to check you for metabolic syndrome (the first stage of diabetes) which results from Insulin resistance and is associated with hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. ...Read more

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Will a doctor write a presciption for a glucose meter if the patient is only "pre-diabetic"?

Will a doctor write a presciption for a glucose meter if the patient is only "pre-diabetic"?

Yes: I think they should becausethe more u know about your sugar the better and careful u are in taking care of ur self. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis glucose meter 178 in am 55 3pm 1st time this happened is this an indicator of diabetes starting. And when should go to ER?

Chronic pancreatitis glucose meter 178 in am 55 3pm 1st time this happened is this an indicator of diabetes starting. And when should go to ER?

Possibly: Occasionally normal people may get down to 55, but 178 is high, especially for a fasting glucometer reading. You weren't able to give quite enough information- for example, why are you checking your sugars and are you on medications? You probably don't need the ER unless you feel very ill, but you should see your doctor. You could also call in and talk to me live and I could be more specific. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.

Sorry!: Sorry. Hypoglyciemia is very uncommon in people without diabetes. Meters are not accurate and do not confirm the diagnosis nor are ogts. Ask your doctor to allow you to wear a continous glucose sensor-ipro for 3 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Glucometer (Definition)

Glucometer is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more