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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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Drink caffeine in morning, had fasting blood tests (no caff) 106 on blood sugar, normally lower. Could the lack of caff that morn affect glucose?

Drink caffeine in morning, had fasting blood tests (no caff) 106 on blood sugar, normally lower. Could the lack of caff that morn affect glucose?

Elevated glucose: Caffeine can increase glucose levels. Is your diabetes diet controlled or on medication? It is not uncommon to have some variation in blood glucose (you did not indicate your baseline). Monitor your diet/AM fasting glucose . Over time some diet controlled diabetics need medication and those on meds need readjusting. Also infections can increase glucose.106 is not bad. ...Read more

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What to do if i know that high glucose levels in the blood damages nerves, but why is this?

High glucose: Causes diabetes complications through many pathways, all of which are reduced or reversed by glucose control. Check diabetes.Org or your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Blood glucose levels: I would recommend the following: 1: Check blood sugar before breakfast 2: Document what diabetes medication you take before breakfast 3: Document what you ate for breakfast and any snacks between breakfast and lunch 4: Check blood sugar before lunch. The two blood sugar values should be about 50 mg, or less, different from each other. Also go on-line to NuVal.com ...Read more

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How is energy related to blood glucose levels?

Glucose metabolism: Glucose is the fuel for all cells. Low glucose levels mean not enough fuel for cells. Insulin is what makes the glucose enter a cell. If you have Insulin deficiency (type 1) or if there is Insulin resistance (type 2) -again glucose levels are high in the blood but not able to enter the cells (again the cells are starved for glucose)-one would feel tired ...Read more

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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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Can i take cinnamon to lower blood glucose levels?

Only: If you like the taste. Does nothing to lower glucose. Cinnamon rolls raise glucose a lot. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. Listen to your doctor instead. ...Read more

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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