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Diet Soda And Fasting For Blood Tests
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?
Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...Read more
Why would my dr order a metabolic panel, lipid panel, c reactive protein test, Hemoglobin A1c and a glucose test for poor eating and stomach pain?
Variable advice: There has been recent evidence that it doesn't greatly affect the result but i still don't recommend it. ...Read more
Vegetarian high protein diet for tuberculosis and my sugar is on borderline and having high blood pressure?
Choose your options: Talk with your physician about whether being a vegetarian is the best choice for someone as seriously sick as yourself, and whether perhaps you might at least take dairy / whey protein and/or eggs. Being a diabetic itself presents challenges; salt restriction may be necessary for managing hypertension; be sure to comply with your TB meds. Good luck. ...Read more
I had two fasting blood tests and results show that blood sugar levels are high. What will be my treatment?
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more
Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more
NO: It will change the results. Fasting means fasting. Rinse your mouth out if you're dry. ...Read more
It may help.: Eating a diet high in fiber, low in fat, very low in saturated fats and very low in sugars (simple carbs) will improved the lipid panel and high bp, especially if combined with daily exercise! if you eat your oats with brown sugar, cream and bacon, that pretty much ruins the good effects. ...Read more
Diabetes, yes: Hi. A fasting serum glucose and a serum glucose 2-hours after a standard 75 gram glucose challenge are adequate to rule out, rule in, or define the gray zone in between, diabetes. Real pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare in people not taking insulin. Don't even be thinking pathological hypoglycemia. Good luck! ...Read more
Fasting Plasma Glucose test reports HB A1c [HPLC] as 5.80% (5.7-6.4) and says "per-diabatic". What are some diet and lifestyle recommendations?
Low carb/grain diet: cut our grains/limit starches and increase good fats (olive oil, avocado, nuts). have good animal based protein intake (including organic eggs and fish). A1C of 5.8% is indeed in the impaired range and should normalize with the above diet and 10-20% weight loss if extra weight is present ...Read more
Have Afib, and on Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg, and xarelto. Fasting blood work show diabetes, will changing stains lower blood sugar?
What time should last meal be when having blood work the morning? Fasting for blood specimen - comprehensive metabolic, lipid, cbcc (with automated dif), prolactin testing
Fasting blood lipids require a minimum of 9 hour fast. No food for 9 hours before the time you are scheduled to have your blood drawn. You may drink water and take your medications as you normally do.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health! ...Read more
Is it okay to drink before 12hr fasting?My test includes blood sugar, lipid profiles and serum creatinine.Coz last test i feel so thirsty.
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