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Diabetes2 acceptable fasting and after meal blood sugars?

Diabetes2 acceptable fasting and  after meal  blood sugars?

Diabetes Control: Fasting under 100 is normal, treated under 120 is pretty good, over 140 not so good. 2 hours after meals normal is 140 to 150 and good control is the same , add 10-20 or so. Many people manage looser but i try to get better control without risking low blood sugars which can be very bad so be careful and work with your doctor closely. ...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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Hb1ac=6,6%(48 mmol).basal glycemia=82mg/dl. Basal insuline=38mUI/mL.Am I diabetic?thanks

Hb1ac=6,6%(48 mmol).basal glycemia=82mg/dl. Basal insuline=38mUI/mL.Am I diabetic?thanks

Yes: A Hba1c above 6.5% is consistent with diabetes. Although your fasting glucose is normal, you likely have high sugars later in the day after eating. You should obtain a glucose monitor and start checking your sugar at different times of the day to see when it is running high. ...Read more

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Does this suggest diabetes? Glucose - 62, Glucose Fasting - 69, Insulin Fasting

Does this suggest diabetes? Glucose - 62, Glucose Fasting - 69, Insulin Fasting

Nope: Those are excellent numbers, even going to a little low. Diabetes is not a concern until your fasting glucose starts going over 100, and it isn't called diabetes until higher than that. A1c would also be much higher (6.5% or above is diabetes, 5.7-6.4% is increased risk, 4-5.6% is normal). Good luck! ...Read more

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Does sugar cause diabetes?

Does sugar cause diabetes?

No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read more

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What fasting glucose level is normal for pre-diabetic and diabetic?

What fasting glucose level is normal for pre-diabetic and diabetic?

It's all one: Disorder; only the name changes as your sugar gets higher. The health risks don't change as the name changes, you're at the same risk right from the beginning - that's why it's important not to wait but begin diet, exercise, weight loss and education now. See diabetes.Org for the numbers if you absolutely feel you need them. ...Read more

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Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin. Eating sugar increases insulin output but does not cause diabetes. A diabetic cannot tolerate the sugar and would have a very high glucose after eating sugar ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Unlikely. : Usually, we would look for other causes. Sometimes anemia and other conditions can lead to a hemorrhage in the eye. On occasion, especially with another ischemic process such as high blood pressure, we can see changes in the retina that may be identical to some seen in diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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Glucose normal levels in diabetics?

ADA: Per american diabetes association, target blood sugar levels in non-pregnant adult diabetics are fasting below 130, 2-hour post meal below 180, and A1c below 7%. ...Read more

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My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

Because: You have diabetes and are not on an appropriate regimen of diet, exercise, medication etc. Check w/your doctor or diabetes care team. ...Read more

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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more

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What is a diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma?

Dehydration: If you have type 2 diabetes that gets very out of control due to infection, stress, surgery, cortisone or other factors, you can become severely dehydrated as well as have a very high glucose. This can even lead to coma, with an up to 50% morbidity if not treated quickly and effectively with large amounts of IV fluids, a small amount of insulin, control of the original cause and adjustment of elec. ...Read more

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How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

How dose amaryl (glimepiride) affect blood sugar, insulin?

Lowers blood sugar: Amaryl (glimepiride) stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which will cause the blood sugar to fall. This release of Insulin occurs without relation to whether one has eaten, so if one goes a long period without eating, the blood sugar can become abnormally low. ...Read more

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How much sugar can?A diabetic ?Eat?

How much sugar can?A diabetic ?Eat?

Not much: How much depends on the individuals metabolism including whether type 1 or type 2 how much you excercise as well as the Insulin and oral meds taken. Most importantly don't push it. ...Read more

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Diabetic vs. Non diabetic sugar levels, what are the differences?

Diabetic vs. Non diabetic sugar levels, what are the differences?

It's a slow: Progression from obesity to Insulin resistance to prediabetes to diabetes. It's not sudden changes and drop=offs, but all part of the same disease. For normal levels for each stage, see diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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I am 43 yrs old my drtold me that i hv diabetic (sugar) so wht i uv to do gor reduce it .?

I am 43 yrs old my drtold me that i hv diabetic (sugar) so wht i uv to do gor reduce it .?

Talk to the doc: Hopefully he has a plan to control your diabetes beyond just testing you. Otherwise see another doctor. ...Read more