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Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Possibly: Elevated blood sugar levels are indicative of Insulin resistance and could mean a diagnosis of diabetes. Review the numbers with your doctor to discuss its implications and what other testing may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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My wife insulin level is high, but blood glucose levels are normal, does she have diabetes?

My wife insulin level is high, but blood glucose levels are normal, does she have diabetes?

NO: But she is probably Insulin resistant and on the way to diabetes in the future. The exact name you put on it is of no importance, the risk is the same. She needs diet, exercise and weight reduction. By the way, tests for Insulin levels are notoriously inaccurate. ...Read more

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Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No: Low blood sugars are often seen in patients with both type of diabetes, but are the result of treatment of either and/or the result of the underlying high Insulin levels seen in type 2 patients. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels?

What is the mechanism by which people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels?

By using: Education, prevention, monitoring, medical advice, diet, exercise and medication as needed to help control their abnormal glucose and other risk factors. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?

I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Doesn't cause diabetes, but if overweight, you're already prone to type 2 dm. ...Read more

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Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Food and blood sugar: Any food can raise blood sugar. How much may vary with individual response, glycemic index of the food and medication. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes type ii, and what happens when your blood glucose levels rise too fast?

What causes diabetes type ii, and what happens when your blood glucose levels rise too fast?

Multifactorial: No one knows exactly what causes type 2 dm, but obesity seems to trigger this in people who are genetically susceptible. Some are inherently Insulin resistant. Other associated conditions increase risk, for example pcos, hypertension, sleep apnea, gestational diabetes, etc. When blood sugar rises quickly or not, it really depends on how high it goes and how the body does or doesn't respond. ...Read more

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I'm new to diabetes (type ii). What should my blood glucose levels be? Should i only check while fasting?

I'm new to diabetes (type ii). What should my blood glucose levels be? Should i only check while fasting?

NO: Fasting (8hrs no food) less than 110 2hrs after eating less than 140 for people in your age group up to 50 yrs 100-140 @ bedtime. You should test several times during the day, stick to your diet, exercise (that burns sugar) and when your md tests your blood find out what your 3month levels are. With discipline you can be healthy for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. What is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?

Same!!!: You want to aim for fasting levels of 90 or below and post meals of 120 or less. Anything above that will eventually cause damage to the body. Since this contrl is very difficult we try to aim for less than 200 after meals and about 100-105 fasting. Problem is that it still causes damage and close control may bottom out your blood sugar levels that is also a medical emergency. ...Read more

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My blood glucose level is 78 after eating a hefty meal after 2 hours. I haven t been diagnosed with diabetes.? Why are my blood glucose levels so low

My blood glucose level is 78 after eating a hefty meal after 2 hours. I haven t been diagnosed with diabetes.?

Why are my blood glucose levels so low

Check blood sugar!: The real question is why are you regularly checking your blood sugar level? Are you certain that the low blood sugar levels are correctly low? If so you should check this with your primary doctor. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Yes and no: Patients with type 1 diabetes who develop Insulin resistance requiring lots of Insulin have both. It is sometimes referred to as type 1 1/2 dm. Insulin resistance will often accompany obesity, poor diabetes control and high triglycerides, for example. Blood sugars don't "double" in rate, but Insulin doses may go up significantly to maintain control of blood sugars. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Your glucose should : Be under 100.... If well controlled. But you need to consult your endocrinologist and specialist who is following your disease. Everyone is different and the degree of control is dependent on the patient. Some patients simply can never reach this goal... So it's really individualized treatment we are after here. We want the best control possible for you. ...Read more

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Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

A glucose of: Above 200 drawn from a vein at any time and any situation usually indicates diabetes, or at least a reason to investigate further. Check w/your doctor and also diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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Hi, I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also I have high blood glucose levels.

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I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also I have high blood glucose levels.

Incomplete info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the results including MCV value. Also need Hb level, and tests for iron. To make a diagnosis of thalassemia, would need Hb electrophoresis too. ...Read more

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If our blood sugar level is low, does it mean we have diabetes or only high blood sugar matters?

If our blood sugar level is low, does it mean we have diabetes or only high blood sugar matters?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your plasma glucose levels are only high on a fasting blood test?

What does it mean if your plasma glucose levels are only high on a fasting blood test?

Unclear question: Did you have a glucose tolerance test and only the fasting glucose was high? How high was it? Fasting plasma glucose is 100-125 it is pre-diabetes and 126 or higher, if noted on two occasions is diagnostic of diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your blood glucose is high, does that mean you have diabetes?

Depends: On the level and also whether your body can respond properly to a glucose challenge. This requires a doctor to monitor and explain it to you. They also check hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more

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My father's age is 73. Suffering from diabetes 20 years. His blood glucose level fluctuating from low to high in a single day. What is the remedy?

My father's age is 73. Suffering from diabetes 20 years. His blood glucose level fluctuating from low to high in a single day. What is the remedy?

No cure: It is Dad's responsibility to manage his diabetes as long as he is in charge of his health. The only thing you can really do in this situation is to offer to exercise as a family. Inform yourself about his diabetes and what he should be doing, and perhaps get guidance from his physician, but ultimately compliance and good control rests with Dad. I am glad you care for him and wish you the best. ...Read more

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I am hearing that a healthy normal range of blood glucose in a healthy adult can be 70--120. Some MD's think 120 means high diabetes and insulin(?).

I am hearing that a healthy normal range of blood glucose in a healthy adult can be 70--120. Some MD's think 120 means high diabetes and insulin(?).

Yes: early Type 2 Diabetes or "Pre-Diabetes" is now a TREATABLE disorder and it is thought that EARLY treatment is beneficial but NOT INSULIN. An oral hypoglycemic (such as METFORMIN) is usually chosen! (along with dietary changes and weight loss if obese) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more