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Effects Of Tea On Blood Glucose
My blood glucose is at 265, I've been drinking water and unsweetened teas. Such as tejava tea. Are they good for me?
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
Only if there: Were no calories in the tea.Get a more detailed answer ›
Multiple: Brain uses glucose as its sole source of energy and low blood glucose levels can cause changes in mental status, anxiousness, sweating, dizziness, fainting coma and death. Elevated glucose levels impair immune function, cause microvascular damage, leading to blindness, kidney, heart disease and stroke. Very high glucose levels may also cause coma. ...Read more
Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more
Black tea: I cannot think of a reason why you can't drink this. ...Read more
I would like to know the side effects of the medicine triametrene/hydrochlorothiazide. Does it increase blood glucose and cause electrolyte imbalance?
Of course!: Hi. Yes, I could and I do! I've had type 1 diabetes for 40 years, and glucose meters became widely available a few years after I was diagnosed. But why on earth would you come on this site to ask if I could use a blood glucose meter??? I guess I don't really see the point of your question, because I'm SURE you don't care what I do for MY diabetes! Peace & good health! ...Read more
Sugar ingestion: If your blood sugar was high on a fasting blood sample, this could indicate pre-diabetes or diabetes depending on the number. If you were not fasting when the blood was drawn, it could be elevated from what you ate or drank before getting your blood drawn. It is worth following up on this with your doctor. There are many changes in diet that can be helpful such as eliminating cookies/candy/pop. ...Read more
Finger stick: With the new blood glucose monitoring kits out there you only need a very small drop of blood to accurately measure blood sugar. Usually there is a lancet containing a very small pin to prick the side of your finger and get a small drop of blood. This drop of blood is used to test your blood sugar. ...Read more
Danger: There are several potential causes for hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). It may mean overproduction of Insulin (from a variety of sources); excessive Insulin or other agents to treat diabetes; may be due to addison's disease (inadequate production of steroids); genetic metabolic deficiencies; starvation; and other factors. Any value below 70 mg/dl is considered low and may create symptoms. ...Read more
Helps use sugar: Insulin causes the cells to take up sugar from the blood allowing the body to use or store the sugar. If you have diabetes, depending on the type, you either don't make Insulin or are resistant to its use. You may then use Insulin injections to treat the elevated blood glucose levels associated with diabetes. ...Read more
Talk to your doc: Everyone response differently to insulin. Usually it's a trial and error to find out how much 1 u of Insulin will drop your blood sugar. The only way to know is to keep close track of your blood sugar. The doctor who put you on Insulin should follow your log book and be able to answer your question above. ...Read more
Needs education: Someone expert needed to show you practically and ask you to do it in front of him/her. Attending diabetic classes with education is very helpful. Also machines are different and education on each of those can be different. ...Read more
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
Batteries: The most common trouble with a blood glucose meter is a low battery. It can give you errors and inaccurate results when the battery is low. Old or damaged test strips can lead to trouble as well. There should be a 1-800 number on your machine to call for further assistance as well. ...Read more
70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more
By a countless: Number of checks and balances. Primarily, Insulin is secreted to lower blood sugar after you eat, and glucagon is secreted to increase blood sugar inbetween meals and during exercise - both as necessary. A variety of other hormones also play a role, as do changes in the functioning of multiple internal organs. It's a very complicated and fascinating interactive ballet. ...Read more
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