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How do hormones, glucagon and insulin work together to control blood glucose levels?

How do hormones, glucagon and insulin work together to control blood glucose levels?

In tandem: They work in tandem, with Insulin lowering blood sugar when needed and glucagon raising it when needed. However, in type 2 diabetes glucagon is stimulated inappropriately, raising glucose even further when it's already elevated. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Glucagon (Definition)

Secreted by cells in pancrease (pancrelipase) that is normally higher overnight-tells liver to make sugar for brain to use overnight, and low during day when sugars in foods are used by brain. Always inappropriately elevated in patients with diabetes. Some medications for diabetes can reduce glucagon to improve blood sugar. Sometimes used asto raise blood sugar in someone unconsious due to ...Read more


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What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

Storage & Release : Glycogen is a storage form of glucose. Glucagon is a hormone which, like insulin, also comes from the pancreas. When the body needs to utilize its stored glucose, glucagon is released to do it. Glycogen is mostly stored in the liver, but it is also contained in the kidneys and muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Does an insulin pump automatically control blood glucose levels?

Does an insulin pump automatically control blood glucose levels?

NO!: Hi. No, pumps only do what you, the user and programmer, tell them to. There is one pump out now in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that has an insulin suspend function, but that's still a far cry from automatic control. At this point, CGM is FAR MORE beneficial to the diabetic than a pump. Be patient...the fully automatic pump will come in our lifetime. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to help a combative diabetic adult to administer glucagen (glucagon)?

How to help a combative diabetic adult to administer glucagen (glucagon)?

Very carefully!: Diabetic patients with severe hypoglycemia can be a challenge because they often won't agree with you what the best course of treatment is. As a rule, aim to give awake/conscious diabetic patients oral glucose (in any form - juice, pop, glucose gel, glucose tablets, candy, etc.). It will be easier to convince them to take that than a shot! save the glucagon injection for unconscious patients. ...Read more

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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Good control of your blood sugar will increase the chance that you and your baby will stay healthy! ...See more

Dr. Budi Bahureksa Dr. Bahureksa
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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
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See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Any way for a person with reactive hypoglycemia to raise their blood sugar quickly without an insulin response?

Any way for a person with reactive hypoglycemia to raise their blood sugar quickly without an insulin response?

See below: Reactive hypogly is low glu due to ex, essive Insulin release avoid pure sugar soda candy best veg fruit complex foods avoid juicd. ...Read more

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How can an increase in thyroxin, insulin, and adrenaline change blood glucose levels?

How can  an increase in thyroxin, insulin, and adrenaline change blood glucose levels?

Different mechanism: Insulin attempt to replace the Insulin that is deficient in your body. Thyroid is a hormone that sends signals to or organs including the pancreas and adrenaline. ...Read more

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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Most important recommendations are good blood pressure and blood sugar control. ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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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

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How do insulin and glucagon control blood sugar levels?

How do insulin and glucagon control blood sugar levels?

Opposite action: Insulin will deliver glucose to the cells of your body and has the potential to cause hypoglycemia. In the presence if hypoglycemia or with fasting, glucagon is the hormone secreted which will stimulate glycogen (stored glucose) conversion to glucose in order to keep body fuel supply going. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Strict blood sugar control for those with gestational diabetes. ...See more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
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Take a stool softener
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See your doctor
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How to lower blood glucose without drugs or injecting insulin?

How to lower blood glucose without drugs or injecting insulin?

Which type?: If you have type 1 diabetes, there is no substitute for insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be able to control it with diet and exercise alone, though may require medication to help get your sugars into control first. ...Read more

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Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?

Yes but there's more: One of metformin's actions is reducing liver glucose production. It also helps improve the body's use of insulin, aka Insulin sensitivity. This is key to long term health with diabetes. Eating smart, exercise, and keeping to a good weight also help. Metformin is our usual first choice & meds that increase pancreatic Insulin production are not , but you & your doc must pick what's best for you. ...Read more

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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

If diabetic: get blood sugar levels in normal range & have thyroid checked to prevent miscarriage or defect. ...See more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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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


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