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Fasting blood sugar 126. Not diagnosed with diabetes. How quickly can I lower this before I am? Does this mean I do have it? Trying to avoid meds

Fasting blood sugar 126. Not diagnosed with diabetes. How quickly can I lower this before I am? Does this mean I do have it? Trying to avoid meds

You are at risk: For diabetes and perhaps even have it already with a fasting glucose 126, Diet, exercise, weight loss and sometimes a medication is prescribed even BEFORE you get a Diabetes Diagnosis- some think Metformin can prevent Diabetes in a pre-diabetic, SInce you have PCOS this medication may be appropriate to lower you risk of complications in the future. ...Read more

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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I'm curious if low blood sugar patient eat cucumber, will it lower their blood sugar more?

I'm curious if low blood sugar patient eat cucumber, will it lower their blood sugar more?

Integrative doctor: Please don't buy them willy-nilly. I suggest starting with a good evaluation with your doctor, or an integrative medicine doctor. I'm & holistic medicine docs can help you discern solid information from hype, concerning herbal products. One place to find such doctors is graduates of dr. Weil's integrative medicine fellowship @ u of az: http://integrativemedicine. Arizona. Edu/alumni. Html. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if low blood sugar patient eat cucumber, will it lower their blood sugar more?

Could you tell me if low blood sugar patient eat cucumber, will it lower their blood sugar more?

No: There are no "magic" foods that lower blood sugar. It is a combination of everything you eat, all your activity and exercise, all of your bodily processes, all of your medications and countless other factors. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Eat cucumber if you like it, not because it's magic. ...Read more

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Can doubling up on my diabetes medicine, metformin, have any bad side effects? I'm trying to lower my blood sugar faster.

Can doubling up on my diabetes medicine, metformin, have any bad side effects? I'm trying to lower my blood sugar faster.

Don't do it: You can get very sick and damage yourself permanently if you try to "speed-lower" your blood sugar. Managing diabetes requires close collaboration with your physician -- in fact, much close than any other illness except cancer chemotherapy. ...Read more

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A1c was 5.3 first mornings fasting blood sugar 99 or lower 89. A few times fasting sugar was 104 or 106 under extreme anxiety so is this diabetes?

A1c was 5.3 first mornings fasting blood sugar 99 or lower 89. A few times fasting sugar was 104 or 106 under extreme anxiety so is this diabetes?

No: You don't have diabetes. With a1c of 5.3 and fasting glucose mostly <100, you don't have pre-diabetes also. Keep in mind, for fasting sugar, we need the actually blood test rather than what you get from the glucometer but given everything above, you are doing well. No worries. ...Read more

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Have Afib, and on Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg, and xarelto. Fasting blood work show diabetes, will changing stains lower blood sugar?

Have Afib, and on Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg, and xarelto. Fasting blood work show diabetes, will changing stains lower blood sugar?

No: Most of statins may cause a slight increase in blood sugar. However benefits of statin in lowering risk for heart disease in the presence of Diabetes is far superior to the slight increase in blood sugar. ...Read more

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Diabetes and cinnamon does it help lower blood sugars and how?

Diabetes and cinnamon does it help lower blood sugars and how?

Possible: Even though there are no randomized controlled trials to show that cinnamon is helpful in diabetes, there are some small research which showed positive effect to reduce blood sugars. The mechanism is not known. ...Read more

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Is there a painless way to test blood sugar in diabetes?

Is there a painless way to test blood sugar in diabetes?

Lancets: Unfortunatle checking bs will require pricking your fingers (there is sensors called cgm but those are approved for type I diabetes and will still require calibration using above method). The good news is that the lancets that prick fingers are becoming very small and thin. Check out the delica by one touch. ...Read more

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Can exercise also raise blood sugar in diabetes?

Blood glucose: Exercise will lower the blood sugar in a diabetic, often for 12 hr or so after the exercise. ...Read more

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How can blood sugar affect mood (diabetes)?

High glucose: Can cause fatigue. Low glucose can cause you to be anxious and irritable. Fluctuating glucose is very hard on your mood as well as your body (mental plus physical). Keeping your blood sugar normal at all times is the key to resolving all those problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible for blood sugar drop without having diabetes?

Is it possible for blood sugar drop without having diabetes?

It can drop: If you're overweight and Insulin resistant, and the sugar goes up after meal and then quickly corrects back to normal -- but it won't drop below normal or ever be dangerous. There is no real hypoglycemia without diabetes medication or end-stage disease. ...Read more

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Why must I care about blood sugar if I don't have diabetes now?

Why must I care about blood sugar if I don't have diabetes now?

Risk of diabetes: Diabetes is a some what arbitrary level, glucose of126 mg/dl in fasting state. Between 100 and 126 mg/dl is pre-diabetic state and these people are at risk of becoming diabetic if they are not careful about their diet and exercise. Even in the normal range, the higher the blood sugar, the greater the damage to blood vessels. ...Read more

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What else besides diabetes that can cause uncontrolled blood sugars?

What else besides diabetes that can cause uncontrolled blood sugars?

Nothing: Patients with sugars >126 fasting, >200 after eating all are called diabetic.
Many conditions- genetics obesity, stress, infections can 'bring out' a previously undiagnosed diabetic, eg: high sugar, state, but once that happens, it is called' diabetes". ...Read more

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Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Not sure: Please resubmit your question. I don't understand what you mean by a blood sugar of 4 mg. Thanks much. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

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Does having low blood sugar does mean you have diabetes?

Does having low blood sugar does mean you have diabetes?

No: Lower blood sugars are healthy. Problems with low (abnormal) blood sugars sometime might predispose a person to diabetes later on but even that is a very debatable point. ...Read more

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How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

How come people get low blood sugar from having diabetes?

Vast majority: Of times related to sulfonylureas or Insulin therapy not used correctly by patient or md

we have 8 drug classes approved for diabetes control before need Insulin that don't cause hypoglycemia, and are now preferred! ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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