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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 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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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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Child Diabetes (Tip)

Child Diabetes

Ask your doctor what the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis are and how to spot it. ...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
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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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Diabetes Type 1 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 1

Sticking to a careful diet plan can help control your blood glucose levels. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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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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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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