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My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up?

My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up?

Normal body response: When you are sick, your body secretes certain hormones in response to the stress on the body, including steroids. This will cause a rise in the blood glucose, even if the child hasn't been eating. It is totally normal and expected. She is not diabetic and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up?

Normal body response: When you are sick, your body secretes certain hormones in response to the stress on the body, including steroids. This will cause a rise in the blood glucose, even if the child hasn't been eating. It is totally normal and expected. She is not diabetic and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Can vitamin D3 with glucose syrup elevate your glucose blood test level?

Can vitamin D3 with glucose syrup elevate your glucose blood test level?

Not by much.: In glucose tolerance test, 50 gms of glucose is given, and a normal rise of blood glucose from that is about 30. I can't see a couple of grams raising it significantly. ...Read more

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Blood glucose levels of 243. Is this normal?

Blood glucose levels of 243. Is this normal?

Diabetes: A lab glucose drawn out of a vein that is 200 or above is diagnostic of diabetes - no matter when it is drawn. Get an appointment to see your doctor soon for evaluation, education, instruction and probable medication.
Also, get on a weight reduction program. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

Needs education: Someone expert needed to show you practically and ask you to do it in front of him/her. Attending diabetic classes with education is very helpful. Also machines are different and education on each of those can be different. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Can you please define high blood glucose level?

Can you please define high blood glucose level?

Anything above norma: Anything above normal. Diabetes is diagnosed by a glucose above 200 at any time or situation; a fasting (no food for 8 hours or more) greater than 100; a two hour post-meal glucose greater than 130-140. All of these are blood drawn in a lab, not finger sticks. An hba1c test of 6.5 or greater is also diagnostic for diabetes. For more info go to diabetes. Org. ...Read more

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What does a blood glucose level of 93% indicate?

What does a blood glucose level of 93% indicate?

Hba1c: If you're referring to a hba1c of 9.3% this is compatible with poorly controlled diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read 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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What is the normal range for blood glucose level?

What is the normal range for blood glucose level?

Agree but: Agree with dr gupta, with exception that A1c > 5.7% may suggest pre-diabetes.. ...Read more

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What should my goals be for blood glucose levels?

See below:: For diabetics your age:
fasting 80-100
bedtime < 140
2hr after eating < 140
a1c < 7.0% (some off Insulin would set it at <6.5). ...Read 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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What can I do to improve my blood glucose levels?

Best advice is to: Form a plan with a doctor and dietician: diet, exercise, and medication. Not a do-it-yourself project. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What are proven ways to lower blood glucose level?

What are proven ways to lower blood glucose level?

Seriously?: Exercise, eating less sugars and overall eating less carbohydrates. Simple as that. Burn the sugars you eat and eat less sugars. ...Read more

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Is a score of 4.4 too low for blood glucose level?

Is a score of 4.4 too low for blood glucose level?

See below.: In the U.S., we usually express measurements in milligrams/deciliter and, since you're writing from Florida, I assume those are the units used. If your blood glucose level were 4.4 mg/dl, you'd no longer be among the living, so I think you're referring to your HgA1C, the test we use to determine long term glucose control. The normal range is 3.5-6.0%. A measurement of 4.4% is NOT too low. ...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