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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

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 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?

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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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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Can stress affect blood sugar levels?

It can make: It slightly higher for a short period of time. Over the long run, however, stress makes you pay less attention to your diet and exercise and medication regimen -- often leading to weight gain and higher sugars. ...Read more

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How does sulfamethoxazole (smx-smz-tmp) affect blood sugar levels?

How does sulfamethoxazole (smx-smz-tmp) affect blood sugar levels?

No, but...: No, but the infection you're taking it for can elevate your blood sugar if you have diabetes. The antibiotic will help bring your sugar back to where it was, if it treats the infection correctly. ...Read more

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I normally wake up with a blood sugar level of 7.2mmol/l. Is this normal? I don't take any medicine nor sugar. Advise.

I normally wake up with a blood sugar level of 7.2mmol/l. Is this normal? I don't take any medicine nor sugar. Advise.

Elevated: A glucose of 7.2 mmol/li (129 mg/dl) is elevated. If it is consistently in this range it is consistent with diabetes. I would encourage you to see your primary physician to discuss this. The abnormality is mild and could likely be treated with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if blood sugar levels won't stay up? Her blood sugar level dropped to 30 last night. We got it back up to 97, but this morning it was 40.

What to do if blood sugar levels won't stay up? Her blood sugar level dropped to 30 last night. We got it back up to 97, but this morning it was 40.

Glucose 30: These are glucose levels that are dangerous and u need to find the cause now. If being treated for DM with meds most likely cause but call your team. Some have seizures or become comatose /die at these levels. Call now. ...Read more

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I just had a random check of my blood sugar levels I've never had it done before it read 4.3 is that okay I mean I didn't fast or anything just did it randomly?

I just had a random check of my blood sugar levels I've never had it done before it read 4.3 is that okay I mean I didn't fast or anything just did it randomly?

Mmol/L?: If your random blood sugar was 4.3 mmol/l, that is completely normal and translates to about 77 mg/dl. If you have concerns about diabetes, a fasting blood sugar and hba1c might be more informative to you if you get blood work done again. ...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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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

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What is a healthy blood sugar level?

What is a healthy blood sugar level?

Blood sugar: Fating 60-100. 101-125 is elevated over 126 is considered diabetic. ...Read more

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Do blood sugar levels change by age?

After neonatal: After the neonatal stage, for non-pregnant individuals all blood sugars fall under the same categorization for normal. Fasting serum glucose should be between about 65-99 mg/dl and 2 hours following a meal or oral glucose tolerance test, normal serum blood sugar should be less than 140 mg/dl. ...Read more

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How to raise your blood sugar level?

Sugar: Hi. Are you talking about diabetes and treating hypoglycemia? I hate to guess. Insulin therapy is the BIG risk for hypoglycemia. But as you would imagine (and your doctor should have told you), treat low sugar with sugar. If you're very low but conscious, use liquid sugar (e.g., juice, sugar soda). If you're unconscious, someone can give you glucagon or call paramedics. Good luck and be safe! ...Read more

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How do I check my blood sugar levels?

Home glucometer: If you have diabetes or concerns about blood sugar, your doctor can either give you or prescribe a home glucometer to check your own blood sugars. A prescription for glucometer strips and lancing needles is necessary. ...Read more

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What are the good blood sugar levels?

Broad question: For a diabetic recommend pre-meal blood sugars in the range of 70-130. that equates to a hemoglobin a1c 5.6 and up to 6.5. fasting blood sugar of 126 and higher is diabetes. hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is 351 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Is 351 a dangerous blood sugar level?

In the long term: Hi. If you run sugars in that range in the long term, then of course it's dangerous...to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, infection risk, amputation risk, etc. Fortunately, in the short term, it's not the least bit dangerous. If you have insulin, it's very easy to treat. If you don't, you should get some! Good luck! ...Read more

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Which blood sugar levels are too high?

Anything above norma: Anything above normal. Diabetes is diagnosed by a glucose above 200 at any time or situation; a fasting (no food for 8 hours or more) greater than 100; a two hour post-meal glucose greater than 130-140. All of these are blood drawn in a lab, not finger sticks. An hba1c test of 6.5 or greater is also diagnostic for diabetes. For more info go to diabetes. Org. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

Diet/exercise: And weight loss will work naturally if you have type 2 diabetes. Otherwise your doctor will need to prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more

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How I can reduce my blood sugar level?

Elevated glucose: Watching simple carbs and doing more physical exercise would help. However if these measures are not enough, one may need medications if glucose stays significantly elevated especially in diabetics. ...Read more

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Best drug to control blood sugar level?

Best drug to control blood sugar level?

Best way lower sugar: Exercise, and low carbohydrate diet. Eating a low sugar and low calorie diet combined with regular moderate exercise is the absolute first thing to do to lower one's sugars. Then medication is determined based upon your blood sugar and health history. ...Read more

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How to decrease your blood sugar levels?

It depends on the le: Blood sugar can be lowered with insulin, the key hormone which keeps it under control. Insulin can be taken as an injection or there are several types or pills which can also increase your Insulin level. But you need to go see a doctor in order to be treated properly and monitored carefully. ...Read more