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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 do glucose meters work?

By concentration.: These work by taking a sample of blood (0.3-1ul), and spread on a test strip containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the blood (glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase). After about 3 seconds, the value is displayed in mg/dl or mmol/l. There are many models with many features, llike a clock and memory. ...Read more

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Haw much glucose 2h after diner (mmol/l) thank you?

Blood sugar level: In a healthy person who does not have diabetes, a 2-hour postprandial blood sugar test normally drops back to normal. The american diabetes association recommends postprandial glucose level < 180 mg/dl ...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 is good glucose level?

What is good glucose level?

Normal is good: If your blood sugar is in the normal range it is "good". Normal blood sugar is <110; a better test is a1c, which should be <6%. ...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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