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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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What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

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

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What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

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

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I would like to know the side effects of the medicine triametrene/hydrochlorothiazide. Does it increase blood glucose and cause electrolyte imbalance?

I would like to know the side effects of the medicine triametrene/hydrochlorothiazide. Does it increase blood glucose and cause electrolyte imbalance?

Mainly potassium: Hydrochlothiazide can lower potassium and triamterene high potassium. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can cause low sodium and high calcium. Most of the side effects should be on package insert with medication. ...Read more

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Could you use glucose blood meters?

Could you use glucose blood meters?

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

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On my blood work glucose was high. Why?

On my blood work glucose was high. Why?

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

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How bad is 460 for blood glucose reading?

How bad is 460 for blood glucose reading?

Out of control: Treat the person, not the number -- but this is a blood glucose that reflects serious troubles. This may herald ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar nonketotic coma, or just mean somebody's really not got the diabetes under good control. ...Read more

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Help please! Is blood glucose of 180 high?

Yes: I'm assuming the units are the standard mg/dl. Anyone with even one such reading while not gravely sick with something else should be seen by their physican pronto. ...Read more

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How would someone check my blood glucose?

How would someone check my blood glucose?

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

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Why won't my blood glucose number go above 100?

Why won't my blood glucose number go above 100?

You're normal: That means your pancreas is healthy and is making the appropriate amount of Insulin and your muscles and liver are responding appropriately. ...Read more

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My blood glucose is 100 is that a healthy number?

Yes: If your morning fasting glucose is 100 then you are in a good range. ...Read more

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What does a low blood glucose mean?

What does a low blood glucose mean?

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

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Are blood glucose monitors accurate?

Are blood glucose monitors accurate?

If they work: To be considered accurate, a blood glucose monitor may be up to 15-18% off when compared to a lab glucose done at the same time. ...Read more

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How will insulin regulate blood glucose?

How will insulin regulate blood glucose?

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

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How to lower blood glucose with insulin?

How to lower blood glucose with insulin?

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

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Where can I get a tiny blood glucose meter?

Where can I get a tiny blood glucose meter?

Pharmacy: Check your pharmacy. There are many models and sizes. Some interface with your computer or smartphone now too. ...Read more

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Blood glucose levels of 243. Is this normal?

Diabetes: A lab glucose drawn out of a vein that is 200 or above is diagnostic of diabetes - no matter when it is drawn. Get an appointment to see your doctor soon for evaluation, education, instruction and probable medication.
Also, get on a weight reduction program. ...Read more

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How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

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

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Can you please define high blood glucose level?

Can you please define high blood glucose level?

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 can I troubleshoot the blood glucose meter?

How can I troubleshoot the blood glucose meter?

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

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

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

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What is a safe blood pressure and glucose level?

What is a safe blood pressure and glucose level?

Healthy Vital Signs: In general, one would like to have a blood pressure that is reliably around 120 over 80 and a fasting blood sugar well under 100 mg/dl.

But, age can affect these norms.

Given your stated age the standards in the first paragraph probably apply to you very well. ...Read more

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How can blood glucose be maintained in the body?

How can blood glucose be maintained in the body?

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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What does a blood glucose level of 93% indicate?

What does a blood glucose level of 93% indicate?

Hba1c: If you're referring to a hba1c of 9.3% this is compatible with poorly controlled diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more