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• 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?

• 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

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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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?

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

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How can exercise help me to lower my blood sugar level?

How can exercise help me to lower my blood sugar level?

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

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How can lower my blood sugar level? It wass 371 this morning?

How can lower my blood sugar level? It wass 371 this morning?

See your doctor!: You need education, testing, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring. Control of BP and lipids, prevention of complications and medication which your can prescribe for you. ...Read more

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How do I lower my fasting blood sugar level?

How do I lower my fasting blood sugar level?

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

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How many hours to fast before a fasting blood sugar level test?

How many hours to fast before a fasting blood sugar level test?

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

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What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

Depends: Hi. The higher the blood sugar, the more dangerous, but generally not dangerous until 600 or more, as long as the patient has insulin and isn't vomiting. Treatment is easy unless the patient is decompensated and very sick: insulin and fluids (including electrolytes). ...Read more

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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?

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?

OJ: 4 oz oj, hard candy, cake icing, sugar tablets are just a few examples of how you can correct a low blood sugar in 15-20 minutes (the 15 rule: give 15 grams of simple sugar and recheck in 15 minutes). ...Read more

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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)?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

While your blood: Sugar is higher than it should be and needs better diet, exercise, medication, etc., it will have no effect on your heart rate. If it continues (and I don't know what the rate is) check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to stabilize the blood sugar level?

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

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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?

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?

Hypoglycemics: 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

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What is a healthy blood sugar level?

What is a healthy blood sugar level?

Blood sugar: Fating 60-100. 101-125 is elevated over 126 is considered diabetic. ...Read more

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How to raise your blood sugar level?

How to raise your blood sugar level?

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

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Is 351 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Is 351 a dangerous blood sugar level?

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

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How I can reduce my blood sugar level?

How I can reduce my blood sugar level?

Elevated glucose: Watching simple carbs and doing more physical exercise would help. However if these measures are not enough, one may need medications if glucose stays significantly elevated especially in diabetics. ...Read more

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Best drug to control blood sugar level?

Best way lower sugar: Exercise, and low carbohydrate diet. Eating a low sugar and low calorie diet combined with regular moderate exercise is the absolute first thing to do to lower one's sugars. Then medication is determined based upon your blood sugar and health history. ...Read more

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What is blood sugar level supposed to be?

What is blood sugar level supposed to be?

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

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My blood sugar level is 162 is that good?

Goal is: 90-130 am, 90-150 2-4 hours after eating
without any numbers <80. ...Read more

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What does a blood sugar level of 470 mean?

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

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Help! Is 291 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Yes, but not: Immediately. If your random blood sugar is 291, you are almost certainly a diabetic and should seek care to avoid further damage to your health. ...Read more

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What is a normal/average blood sugar level?

What is a normal/average blood sugar level?

65-100: 65-100 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. See diabetes.Org for more into. ...Read more