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Foods To Avoid Before Serotonin Blood Tests
Are blood tests for allergy/IgE levels to foods considered reliable? Paranoid over certain foods and want to put fears to rest and liberalize my diet.
False positives: If the result of either the Allergy skin test or specific IgE test is negative then it's very reliable. Positive results on the other hand are only accurate 40-60% of the time so would need to be matched with specific allergy symptoms upon eating the food in question. Screening for a bunch of foods without a thorough history is therefore frowned upon. Testing for Celiac somewhat different. ...Read more
Protein: When the blood sugar drops at night this is usually due to a high carbohydrate meal at night or imbalanced Insulin and glucagon levels - the hormones that regulate blood sugar. Insulin lowers blood sugar, while glucagon elevates the blood sugar. If we need to keep the level up at night I have the patient eat protein at night, as protein elevates glucagon. ...Read more
Should a prediabetic use glucose meter to monitor glucose after meals to learn which foods cause hi blood sugar to avoid further insulin resistance?
Maybe but it depends: While your suggestion is not currently part of ada guidelines & recommendations, if it will help you see result of your food choices & help you make better choices, then i think it's reasonable. In truth, your nutritionist can help you develop healthy eating habits w/o using a glucometer. For instance, check out the mediterranean diet. Don't forget to exercise regularly to reduce Insulin resistanc. ...Read more
Gluten-free diet. You eat gluten. When are antibodies exposed in blood when suspected celiac? How soon can I take blood test? Is 15 minutes too soon?
Need more informati: You need to get more information from your physician. The presence of gluten can cause immediate symptoms.The antibodies take time to appear and depends on the amount of gluten exposure. The antibodes are there over time and the + test does not depend on an immediate meal or exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you take medication for diabetes, 8 oz of juice or skin milk or 3 quick-dissolving glucose tablets are effective therapy. If you're not on diabetes medication, you don't have hypoglycemia, so don't take anything -- it will just perpetuate the problem. No one gets hypoglycemic without cancer, end-stage renal or liver disease, GI surgery or other medical problems. ...Read more
See details: The 2 hour postprandial (2 hours after eating) should not exceed 160 mg/dl. ...Read more
Meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. ...Read more
Not very well: What's needed to help clear glucose from the blood after a meal is insulin. Metformin does not increase the amount of Insulin secreted, so it won't help much. It may help some, because it makes cells more responsive to whatever amount of Insulin is present. The best way to keep after-meal sugars down is to stick to the meal plan!. Light exercise may be helpful. ...Read more
28 weeks pregnant failed 3 hour blood sugar test. Starting to test my sugars, what are the ranges my blood sugar should be before and after meals?
Watch your sugars!: Gest. DM occurs about 5% of pregnancies. Its important to check your fasting sugars and 2hrs after each meal. Fasting should be ...Read more
No alcohol problem.had blood tests done 2days after an evening out. so want to know how to get the level in blood down before CDT test ?
Complicated issue: CDT is not likely to be abnormal from drinking one day. It is a marker for chronic alcohol use. If you have been drinking over the past two weeks, CDT may be abnormal and there is not way for you to affect the results now. Alcohol never did any body any good, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Does the blood sugar & B.P increases after doing night shift..? So medical check ups or blood tests to be avoided after doing night shifts??
Sugar an BP: Please make an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime please keep track of your blood sugars and take them to the doctor with you. ...Read more
Will drinking water with added electrolytes(smart water) effect a blood test that's being done to check thyroid levels. Told to fast before test.
How to lower your gloucose level from 265 to 110 high blood sugar levels after i eat and at bed times.
Diet, exercise, meds: Blood sugars are typically much higher after eating in people with diabetes. A glucose of 265 at any time of the day is consistent with diabetes. Sweets, carbohydrates, fruits, juice all cause sugars to rise after eating. Exercising after eating helps to lower sugars. There are particular diabetes meds that are more effective for sugars after eating like glitinides, glp-1. Dpp-iv, rapid insulin. ...Read more
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