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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Overview)

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 in diabetics for instance.


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My glucose is 245. What is normal?

My glucose is 245.  What is normal?

Less than that:-(: Diabetes is defined as a glucose of higher than 126 while fasting or a random glucose of 200 or higher. So normal would be less than those numbers. ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Overview)

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 in diabetics for instance.


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I had a heavy Asian lunch and post two hour glucose level is 115. Is that good?

I had a heavy Asian lunch and post two hour glucose level is 115. Is that good?

Normal: Generally, a non-diabetic should have blood sugars remain below 140 after any meal, so 110's sounds fine. ...Read more

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My glucose level was a bit hi and i'd like a list of foods that I can and cannot eat to stabilize this to the proper level?

ADA diet: In general, eat more fruits and vegetables, non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, grean beans), whole grains over processed foods, dry beans, fish 2x/week, lean meats (things end with "loin"), non-fat dairy and as always, lots and lots of water. For more information, check out ada website: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/. ...Read more

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How does the body use glucose?

For fuel: It is utilized by the body much as a car utilizes gasoline. The energy produced by the breakdown of glucose provides the energy needed to run all the body's cellular functions, such as contracting muscles, etc. ...Read more

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What are the normal level of glucose in women?

<126: Diabetes is diagnosed by two random fasting blood sugars of greater than 126 mg/dl. Fasting sugars greater than 99 are considered to be "pre-diabetic". Less than 70 generally is considered to be hypoglycemic. In diabetics, this can be dangerous. Blood sugars greater than 200 (non-fasting) are also considered abnormal. These are the current definitions but it's more important to judge symptoms. ...Read more

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Is food composed of glucose?

Some : Glucose is the body's main source of fuel from food. Even if a main ingredient isn't glucose, the components of food ultimately end up as a potential source of glucose. The body uses proteins, carbs, and fat to make glucose when it is necessary. ...Read more

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What are the normal level of glucose in children?

What are the normal level of glucose in children?

Diabetes: People with diabetes will have a high blood sugar unless the diabetes is under control. Low blood sugar can be an effect of too much Insulin or other blood sugar lowering medication taken. ...Read more

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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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