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Fastest Way To Lower Blood Sugar Level
• 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
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
If blood sugar levels at 109mg/dl, how long does it take (how many days?) to lower blood sugar level to 80 or 99mg/dl?
Blood glucose: Your blood glucose is in a constant state of flux. When you have your blood drawn you are simply seeing a snapshot of what's happening at that very moment. Eat a meal and your glucose will rise. Skip a meal and it's likely to fall. Your body works very hard constantly to keep your glucose level normal. ...Read more
Two ways.: Short-term, exercise causes more blood to go to the muscles to deliver oxygen. This results in more glucose going to the muscles as well, so exercise lowers blood sugar during exercise & for ~2 hr after. Long-term, resistance exercise (lifting weights) helps build more muscle mass. More muscle mass means more tissue to clear glucose from the blood after a meal, even if you're not exercising then. ...Read more
Wt loss & exercise: How much do you weigh? What is your fasting glucose? Losing weight, at least 10% of existing weight (unless you are underweight), and exercising vigorously at least 30 minutes a day, may reduce fasting blood sugar, or at a minimum keep it from going up. You must consult your doctor before you embark on wt loss and vigorous exercise. ...Read more
Fasting: Depends on what's being measured but nothing after midnight for 8 am lab draw is adequate. Make sure you drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Docs can you explain what is a fast food/drink to bring up blood sugar level quickly for a diabetic who's level has dropped too low?
How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?
Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if you eat 8 ounces of baked potato with a glycemic index of 90 and also have 8 ounces of chicken or fish, with a glycemic index close to zero, the average for that combo is 45. Protein has a strong effect in modifying the rise in blood sugar from carbs. ...Read more
Bread raises blood sugar level. If you balance it w/meats (protein + fat) will this stunt the release of insulin, thus keeping BS level lower?
A healthy: Well-balanced diet is most important. Everything you eat can raise your blood sugar. Eat bread with a lower glycemic index -- less processed. If you're overweight, work on dietary restriction, increased exercise and whatever medication your doctor has prescribed -- and keep monitoring your glucose. ...Read more
I have bronchitis for 4days and I can't lower my blood levels. Right now my blood sugar is 5.50g/l and I'm not feeling well. Please how can I lower it?
See an endocrinologi: See an endocrinologist. Consider option of Insulin pump. If you are very obese then discuss with endo. Whether your dm is type 1 or type 2. ...Read more
I am diabetic and blood sugar is 178 today last few days noticed a fast heartbeat at rest? Is this normal for high blood sugar levels?
That depends: If you have diabetes, work w/your doctor and your diabetes team to help control your sugar. If you don't have diabetes, then blood sugar should be stable by itself, as people don't develop spontaneous low sugar, no matter what you've read. They do, however, get above normal sugars as they age, particularly if at all overweight with a positive family history. ...Read more
My blood sugar level is 203 fasting n 307 pp what medication should I start and is there any other way to cure without medicine?
Most experts in the field believe that Metformin is the first oral diabetic drug that should be prescribed to newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics. It is readily available, very cheap, well-tolerated and always covered on drug formularies.
Yes, it is possible to cure diabetes without medication, but it takes time and it involves diet, exercise and significant weight loss. ...Read more
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
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
Blood sugar: Blood sugar (a test for diabetes) can be measured at various times. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg/dl, and a blood sugar taken randomly should not exceed 200 mg/dl. Blood sugar 2 hours after a meal should be less than 140. If you think you have high blood sugar, you should see your doctor for a blood draw. ...Read more
Way to high:
You need to see your doctor pronto and get this under control It is likely you will require insulin with a level like this. I would immediately start cutting out carbs, sugars regular sodas, cakes etc and get to the doctor!
You are at risk for stroke, blindness kidney failure and so on ...Read more