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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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How is avastin (bevacizumab) affecting my blood glucose level?

How is avastin (bevacizumab) affecting my blood glucose level?

No direct relation: Avastin (bevacizumab)'s main function is to inhibit blood vessel formation. Due to importance of blood vessel formation in wound healing, it can cause potential complications after surgery. Avastin (bevacizumab) can also increase protein leakage from the kidneys, increase blood pressure, or risk of clots or bleeding. Avastin (bevacizumab) is used in treatment of certain cancers and certain eye conditions. It is an antibody; not chemo. ...Read more

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more

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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be. If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes. Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar? Are you really weighing it? ...Read more

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I smoke rarely, every few days i would have one. Would i be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if i just have just one cigarette?

Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more

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Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi" , how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Herbs, minerals and:: It sounds like you have diabetes; have a doc check your HbA1c. Numerous herbs can help diabetes including gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon, bilberry, fenugreek seeds & momordica charantia, aloe vera, ginseng, pterocarpus marsupium & coccina indica. Vitamins & minerals including alpha lipoic acid, chromium & vandium can also benefit. See http://tinyurl.com/qekmre3 Also see http://tinyurl.com/yzamemc ...Read more

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Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Sugar: 42 M: Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar) ANS: This will depend on how large you are but not likely to increase BS. Easy to test in you. Let us know. ...Read more

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What is making my vision blur? Its worse when i eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good.Idea

What is making my vision blur? Its worse when i eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good.Idea

Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more

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Any truth to the claim that consuming more fat, include trans fat, and little/no sugar will bring blood glucose level to normal range? Exercise too.

Any truth to the claim that consuming more fat, include trans fat, and little/no sugar will bring blood glucose level to normal range?  Exercise too.

Don't get your life: With diabetes, you need to be monitored closely as you experiment. Don't expect miraculous results from swapping calories from one group to another. It's much more to your credit that you're exercising, and this will be a huge help to you -- as will simply being pro-active about your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

•	 I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years  my fasting  blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my  blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read more

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On avastin (bevacizumab) for ov cancer. Could there be a spike in ca125 because tumors are shrinking/dying and spilling their content into blood stream?

On avastin (bevacizumab) for ov cancer. Could there be a spike in ca125 because tumors are shrinking/dying and spilling their content into blood stream?

Yes, it is possible: Ca 125 is a tumor marker which helps to make decisions about response or lack of it. But it takes 2-3 serial values to decide if the tumor is getting better or worse; one reading does not help as it can be rising both from tumor getting worse or getting smaller and releasing tumor chemicals, which is what ca 125 is. It takes 2-3 mos to be able to get a clear picture. Also watch other tumor aspects. ...Read more

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Is high blood sugars always a sign of diabetes? In other words an my high blood sugars be high and i don't have diabetes?

Is high blood sugars always a sign of diabetes? In other words an my high blood sugars be high and i don't have diabetes?

High sugars=diabetes: I hear you when you ask "do i really have diabetes?" but the definition of diabetes is elevated blood sugars. The cause of the elevated sugars is either the inability of Insulin to get your sugars out of the blood circulation into your cells -insulin resistance - or from failure of the pancreas to produce enough insulin. The elevated sugars can do damage so just use it as a life challenge. ...Read more

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How is it possible that my blood sugar high when i haven't eaten?

Insulin deficiency: Even for people with type 2 dm, relative Insulin deficiency is the reason blood sugars go up. When fasting, your body has to be able to respond to the Insulin you make in order to stop the liver from making its own supply of glucose. If one is Insulin resistant or has undertreated type 1/type 2 dm, there isn't enough Insulin to turn the liver's glucose production down- it causes hi fasting sugar. ...Read more

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Gf won't listen about medication and high blood sugar, what to do?

Gf won't listen about medication and high blood sugar, what to do?

Very little: Diabetes kills almost silently if she is walking around with very high glucose she is harming basically every cell in her body. Unfortunately if someone doesn't want to initiate care you can not make them. ...Read more

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I can't afford my diabetic medication and now my blood sugar is very high what can I do?

I can't afford my diabetic medication and now my blood sugar is very high what can I do?

Seek assitance: Speak with your physician and ask for coupons, promotions or samples. Some drug companies offer assistance for people having difficulties affording their medication, so check the manufacturers website for a program. Additionally, explore options for assistance through your local Health Department or Social Services. It is of utmost importance that you maintain your blood sugar levels! ...Read more

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When my blood sugar gets to be about 42 i don't feel good and just want to sleep. Is this normal?

No: Not if it's a real 42, not just a finger stick. If you're not taking medication for diabetes, don't have prior go surgery, renal or liver disease or cancer and your sugar really drops to that level, it should be investigated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Insurance doesn't want to cover my diabetic medication and now my blood sugar is very high. Where can I go?

Insurance doesn't want to cover my diabetic medication and now my blood sugar is very high. Where can I go?

Endocrinologist: Discuss this issue with your endocrinologist and see if he can assist with changing the medication to something that will be covered. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

Go in fasting: They're either doing a fasting serum glucose or a glucose tolerance test...either way, you have to go in fasting. They should have TOLD you this! Water or black coffee are OK, but no sugar, fat, or protein. Good luck! ...Read more

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Not diabetic, have get very low blood sugar. Symptoms always changing or none at all. Wake up @night check it and it is 39. Worried i won't wake up!

Sleep disorder?: You may be experiencing these problems if you have a sleep related breathing disorder. If you are having problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, waking up several times a night, or excessive daytime sleepiness you should talk to your md for an evaluation of your sleep. Undiagnosed sleep problems are extremely common and can can be instrumental in creating prediabetic conditions. ...Read more

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1. How to have a steady blood sugar level all day and don't feel spaced out due low b.Sugar? 2. Just remembered about glycimic index, any connection?

1. How to have a steady blood sugar level all day and don't feel spaced out due low b.Sugar? 2. Just remembered about glycimic index, any connection?

Go for lower GI food: The lower the glycemic index, the less your blood sugar will swing up and then down. Here's a good search engine: http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/foodsearch.Php and it's in a superb website that can guide you to GI mastery! but generally, the more "complex" and starchy a carb is, the lower its gi. ...Read more

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I'm a Type 1 Diabetic and I've been told that if my blood sugars are perfect I'll gain weight, is that statement t or f? I don't want to gain anymore.

I'm a Type 1 Diabetic and I've been told that if my blood sugars are perfect I'll gain weight, is that statement t or f? I don't want to gain anymore.

That's not true: Being a diabetic is difficult enough without people telling you things that aren't true. Keep complying and keep exercising. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel low energy if you haven't eaten in awhile even if blood sugar level is around 100? Or is 100 enough to power you thru a wrkout?

Is it possible to feel low energy if you haven't eaten in awhile even if blood sugar level is around 100? Or is 100 enough to power you thru a wrkout?

Blood sugar: Hi Your low energy doesn't have anything to do with your blood sugar in this situation, the low energy is because you haven't eaten anything. Keep in mind, your blood sugar only represents the sugar balance in your blood at any given time, not your total energy stores. Your body is constantly generating and burning glucose. 100 just tells us the balance. Hope this helps. ...Read more