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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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Can stress effect blood sugar levels - lowering them? Not diabetic. Usual breakfast of miniwheats giving me reactive hypoglycemia all week.

Can stress effect blood sugar levels - lowering them? Not diabetic. Usual breakfast of miniwheats giving me reactive hypoglycemia all week.

Stress increases: Glucose. I have never seen a real case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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Does P17 shots(hydroxyprogesterone) affect blood sugar or glucose?I had borderline high c-peptide and lowered by ketonic diet.i'm scared about diabete

Does P17 shots(hydroxyprogesterone) affect blood sugar or glucose?I had borderline high c-peptide and lowered by ketonic diet.i'm scared about diabete

Diabetes: At 22 you could have type 1 diabetes but sometimes it is type 2. Type 1 won't go away until new technologies come into effect over 10-15 years. With borderline c-peptide you may be fine soon if you work hard on blood sugar control. Depends on your eating and exercise goals. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar without taking my insulin, normal?

Low blood sugar without taking my insulin, normal?

Depends: How low is low? And are you exercising or taking pills as exercise can lower bs independent of Insulin and pills/meds can have effect also. ...Read more

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Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

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Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

Triglycerides: Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol. It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affect the calculation of your total cholesterol, which uses a formula that includes triglycerides. ...Read more

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Does crushed fenugreek seeds helps in reducing blood blood sugar levels?

Does crushed fenugreek seeds helps in reducing blood blood sugar levels?

Yes: Like many natural supplements, more research is needed, but a handful of studies have shown that 10-15 grams of ground fenugreek seeds per day improve fasting blood sugar & hemoglobin a1c. Animal studies show it improves Insulin sensitivity. See http://www.Emaxhealth.Com/1275/fenugreek-type-2-diabetes & http://www.Wikihow.Com/use-fenugreek-for-diabetes. ...Read more

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Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

No, but these: Are also not likely to do you any good. Rubbing sugar on your skin will not raise blood sugar. ...Read more

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Does turmeric effect blood sugar ?

Does turmeric effect blood sugar ?

Lowers blood sugar: Studies show that turmeric lowers blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity. It may help prevent diabetes and appears to have many benefits for those who have diabetes See http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201200131/abstract and http://tinyurl.com/powk5k8 Some forms of turmeric extracts are much better absorbed than others. I recommend a product called Meriva. ...Read more

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How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more

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Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Food and blood sugar: Any food can raise blood sugar. How much may vary with individual response, glycemic index of the food and medication. ...Read more

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Does amtriptyline 500mg affect diabetes blood sugar reading?

Does amtriptyline 500mg affect diabetes  blood sugar reading?

May do: The effect on blood glucose seems to vary from person to person. It is not a medication that we would normally avoid in diabetics. In fact it is the first line (most strongly recommended) treatment for nerve-related damage in diabetes. If you are finding your sugars are higher than expected you should review it with your prescribing Dr. ...Read more

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Will metformin clear high blood sugar levels if it's taken after eating to many carbs?

Will metformin  clear high blood sugar levels if it's taken after eating to many carbs?

Not very well: What's needed to help clear glucose from the blood after a meal is insulin. Metformin does not increase the amount of Insulin secreted, so it won't help much. It may help some, because it makes cells more responsive to whatever amount of Insulin is present. The best way to keep after-meal sugars down is to stick to the meal plan!. Light exercise may be helpful. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more