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How can high blood sugar affect someones mood?

How can high blood sugar affect someones mood?

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

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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Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

No, but: Drinking alcohol will affect blood sugars. For those with diabetes, a transient high blood sugar (because alcohol is sugar) may be followed by low blood sugar later. ...Read more

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

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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Why do I get drowsy if I don't eat sugary food? I have borderline high blood sugar level.

Why do I get drowsy if I don't eat sugary food? I have borderline high blood sugar level.

Possible other cause: I recommend you see a doctor to get check up with blood work. Drowsiness could be cause by many reasons, such as medication, anemia, sleep problem and blood sugar etc. ...Read more

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Does the body stabalize high blood sugar?

Does the body stabalize high blood sugar?

By putting out: Insulin to lower glucose -- which is impaired if you have diabetes. It also dumps glucose into the urine, but this helps only slightly and only for a very short period of time. Otherwise, hydration lowers glucose, and mediation is often necessary. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in high blood sugar?

What symptoms are common in high blood sugar?

Multiple: Frequent urination
unusual thirst
extreme hunger
unusual weight loss
extreme fatigue and irritability
frequent infections
blurred vision
cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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How to know if I have low or high blood sugar?

How to know if I have low or high blood sugar?

Not to be trite, but: Check your blood sugar. Am I missing something here? Talk with your doctor. If you're diabetic, chances are very good you have a blood glucose meter. So check your blood sugar! ...Read more

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For what reasons was my random blood sugar high?

For what reasons was my random blood sugar high?

I don't know how: High it was, but if it was at least 200, it's likely you have diabetes. If you're overweight, you most likely are Insulin resistant and could have progressed into prediabetes or even full diabetes. Check w/your doctor and begin a program of dietary restriction, exercise and weight loss. ...Read more

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What institutes a dangerously high blood sugar count?

What institutes a dangerously high blood sugar count?

This varies: There are some people that can walk around with a blood sugar of 500 and they feel ok and do not go into diabetic ketoacidosis. On the other hand there are people that can become deathly ill with a sugar at this level. You want to keep your blood sugar right around 100. ...Read more

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What is a high blood sugar level?

What is a high blood sugar level?

As defined below: Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is
prediabetes.

Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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Is 173 a high blood sugar reading?

High glucose: Is this glu fasting? Your glu after a meal varies with what you ate, the speed of your GI tract, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether a post meal glu is too high. If you are testing your sugars because you are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and also follow your a1c. Normal fasting glu is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or more. "impaired" is in between. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Diabetes is bad!: Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function properly over time, most importantly the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.

This needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively for prevention of damage to these organs! ...Read more

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What do I do about high blood sugar levels?

What do I do about high blood sugar levels?

Call your doctor: If you haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, elevated blood sugars could mean that you need treatment for this condition. If you've already been diagnosed, high blood sugars indicate poor control, and may require a medication adjustment or diet changes. Either way, your doctor can do testing and give advice about what your next step should be. ...Read more

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How do I know if my blood sugar high or low?

How do I know if my blood sugar high or low?

Lab testing: Fasting blood sugars can be obtained in a lab after an 8-12 hour fast. Post-prandial blood sugars are those which are obtained about 2 hours from the last meal or with a glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar actually kill you?

Damages blood vessel: Diabetes is basically a vascular disease and it causes damage and arteriosclerosis of blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is chorizo and eggs bad for high blood sugar?

Is chorizo and eggs bad for high blood sugar?

No: No, those are both high protein foods. Just watch the calories and fat! ...Read more

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How can I prevent high blood sugar emergencies?

Adherence: Test your blood sugars and take your medication as directed. If you have unusually high blood sugars, call your doctor before it becomes a crisis. If you have type 1 diabetes, call your doctor if you also have urine ketones. ...Read more

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How to reduce the high blood sugar for diabetes?

Lower sugar: As a podiatrist, I'm always recommending my patients on how to lower their blood sugar. Diet, research which foods are high in glucose such as bread and fruit. Eat smaller portions more frequently. Stay away from buffets. Exercise, 20 mins. A day after a meal. Do lower impact cardio such as biking, swimming, running on the elliptical or treadmill. Meds, see your family dr. About the proper pills. ...Read more

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Can long use of metadone cause high blood sugar?

Hyperglycemia: A recent study of 1, 015 patient on Methadone for periods ranging from 1 month to over 10 years found 14 patients who developed hyperglycemia. 1.38%. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

Diabetes: Glucose molecules precipitate out on to protein molecules changing how they work. If enough of the glucose gums up the protein network these processes stop all together and the tissue dies. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

Symptoms of hi sugar: Symptoms of high blood sugar classically include frequent and much urination and constant thirst. Fatigue and weight loss may also be seen if blood sugars have been high enough for long enough to be considered diabetes. For mild-moderate elevations in blood sugar, no symptoms may be noted as well. ...Read more

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What types of food will keep my blood sugar high?

Sugar: Any food which has high content of carbohydrates will increase blood sugar but make sure to check one do not have diabetes. ...Read more

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How do I know I am infected with high blood sugar?

How do I know I am infected with high blood sugar?

Blood tests: There are symptoms but the only definitive way is to get blood test to check blood sugar or better yet a a1c test. ...Read more

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Does having high blood sugar always mean diabetes?

Usually: Rarely other conditions can cause hyperglycemia, they are easily ruled out. In the absence of a glucose infusion or a recent ingestion of a high sugar food high blood sugar means diabetes. ...Read more

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Do I have diabetes because I have high blood sugar?

Do I have diabetes because I have high blood sugar?

Yes: If your fasting blood sugar level is more than 126 after a 8 hour fast than you have diabetes and treatment is needed. Please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more


Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more