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Effects Of Tea On Blood Glucose
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
Blurry vision: Fluctuation blood sugars can result in a change in the vision. The vision may become blurry because if the sugars are high excess sugar moves into the lens of the eye and water follows, and the lens will change shape. It can take several months for the vision to stabilize once the blood sugars are under control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ventolin/blood sugar: Typically albuterol should not have any bearings in the blood sugar. It has been noted with large doses of IV albuterol can aggravate preexisting DM and acidosis. More commonly steroids wether systemic or inhaled has a more consistent effect on blood sugar. Need to have testing for possible underlying diabetes. ...Read more
Yo-yo BP: When you're not dieting, your BP will rise and when you're dieting, your BP will fall. ...Read more
What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?
Haven't heard data: Haven't heard any data on that. Since milk production is a living process, it is reasonable to suspect that the lactose (a combination of glucose & galactose sugars) might increase if mom's blood glucose rises above a certain excessive level, and to suspect that glucose might "leak" into breastmilk if mom's glucose level is over some threshold level. Don't know if any researcher has milk this way. ...Read more
Several: Hi. The principle effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency is present. Hyperglycemia does not beget ketoacodosis - a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency does. If high enough or comorbid illnesses are present, hospitalization may be necessary; usually not, however. ...Read more
It changes the index: High blood sugar level is known to affect the crystalline lens through the effect on the sorbitol pathway, usually making the lens to be more swollen and thus more myopic. High sugar level can also affect the cornea thickness and changes the eye's overall refractive index though it is usually a less significant factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Should not have any effect.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
Likely pushes it up: RTDs (ready to drink) such a bourbon & cola, vodka & lemonade are extremely high in sugar and will raise your blood sugar levels dramatically. Cider is also considered high in glucose. Wine and beer cause less of a spike in sugar levels but still contain a lot of calories. Alcohol in excess will prevent diabetic medications from working so will make blood glucose go up. http://www.alcohol.org.nz ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Insuline resistance: In healthy men, chronic smoking was associated with high plasma Insulin concentrations, independent of other factors known to influence Insulin sensitivity . In addition, the long-term use of nicotine gum was associated with hyperinsulinemia and Insulin resistance. Smoking (also in habitual smokers) acutely impairs Insulin action and leads to Insulin resistance. ...Read more
If sugar is to be eliminated due to its effect on blood sugar & diabetes,then why r foods that have higher effect on blood sugar like rice allowed?
Simple....: First you have to live....then develop disease ...then die. So for your sustenance.....you need carbohydrate......rice , wheat, barley, variety of other grains, potato for immediate and sustained supply of energy. Diabetes is a disease of Insulin dysfunction, lack of ability to burn the calories you consume, idle life style. ...Read more
What are the effects of alcohol on RBC? Does alcohols have biphasic effects on RBC deformability?
Explanation below: Alcohol is associated with a macrocytic (with large RBCs) anemia and can also, by irritating the stomach, cause blood loss and iron deficiency. RBC deformability is more likely to be related to abnormal hemoglobin content (sickle cell anemia is the most well-known, but there are others as well). ...Read more
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