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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
Normal fasting: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes.Org for info. ...Read more
Fsh:7.3, lh:5.19, prolactin: 27.81ng/ml (4.79 - 23.3) , fasting glucose level :111.1 (prediabetic), fasting insulin:12.85 (2.6-24.9), do I have pcos?
Possible PCOS: Pcos is characterized with symptoms of annovulation (irregular periods) and hyperandrogenism (biochemically or clinically, ie hirsutism). Patients can also have cysts on their ovaries, but is not needed for the diagnosis. Pcos is a diagnosis of exclusion so your dr. Should make sure there is not something else causing your symptoms. Including your elevated prolactin. ...Read more
Nope: Those are excellent numbers, even going to a little low. Diabetes is not a concern until your fasting glucose starts going over 100, and it isn't called diabetes until higher than that. A1c would also be much higher (6.5% or above is diabetes, 5.7-6.4% is increased risk, 4-5.6% is normal). Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause of elevations in proinsulin, c-peptides and proinsulin:c-peptide ratio, c reactive protein & ferritin. Normal A1c & glucose. Previously overwei?
Can't answer: Nobody here can answer without your clinical history, though i wouldn't be surprised if you have hemochromatosis -- truth is, i hope you do, because it's the easiest of all the deadly diseases to manage. It's also worth remembering that serum ferritin is an acute phase reactant and likely to be high during some other illness. You're a person, not a set of labs. Insist on a full explanation. ...Read more
Male 34 no sex drive, struggling with erections, small testicles, Gynomastia from puberty, but testosterone levels are normal at 750 ng/dl ?
This is very serious: Testosterone levels are only one part of the picture. I suspect you have a prolactinoma in the pituitary gland, but other possibilities include a mutation affecting androgen receptors, XXY, hemochromatosis, and a few dozen others. I'm a lab specialist and the labs are the least reliable part of most workups. I hope you find the cause. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
fasting insulin 76pmol/l
after 75gOral glucose-
1hr-insulin-849pmol/l . 2 hr-864pmol/l
glucose fast 5.4mmol/l
Time to get serious: You have normal glucose tolerance. Your fasting and 2 hr glu is not quite at the level of "impaired". Your insulin levels are on the high side, suggesting insulin resistance. Now is the time to start getting your weight under control, proper diet, and physical activity. Talk to your doctor about your particular situation. ...Read more
No diabetes, normal fasting insulin levels, gaining weight fast, no thyroid issues, but low fasting glucagon levels (25pg/ml), no energy, healthy diet?
Basal glucose =81 mg/dl but insuline =38 mU/ml (insuline/glucose > 0,3 ). Symptoms of ipoglycemia... How to exclude an insulinoma? Ultrasound?thanks!
Hypoglycemia: To diagnose insulinoma, you need to demonstrate inappropriately high insulin/C-peptide when your glucose is low. A glu of 81 is not low, it is normal. You have symptoms of hypo, but these symptoms are often from something else. Insulinoma is rare. Do not start getting CT/ultrasound etc until you establish the biochemical diagnosis first. An Endocrinologist can help you. ...Read more
Premature ejaculatio: I'm not sure of your question but if you're asking about premature ejaculation, it's fairly common. There are many ways to help men last longer w/o taking medications. But if practice doesn't make perfect, ssris (antidepressants) such as paroxetine are useful. I've written more at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/search/label/premature%20ejaculation. ...Read more
Can creatinine levels be transiently high over baseline during hyperglycemia (sugar ~ 500)? Asking because creatinine values are normal when fasting
Yes: Depending on method for creatinine testing, presence of ketosis, that may accompany hyperglycemia, the result may be falsely elevated. Make sure to control your glucose and A1c. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My bl sugar level drops to 50 3 h after eating,normal insulin, c-peptide, liver enzymes' levels,family history of diabetes,is it reactive hypoglycemia?
Reactive hypoglycemi: yes. It is. Whenever you eat ready sugars or simple sugars( made with table sugar, juices) your body releases lots of insulin . Your sugars get absorbed mostly from stmach and there is still insulin in the blood that continue to lower your sugar.you should avoid ready sugars and take more complex carbs. Along with proteins. You most likely will be developing diabetes in near future. So watch !! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.
<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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Screening test.: During the glucose challenge test, you will have to drink a sugary liquid (the glucose) and then they'll draw your blood one hour later. This tests to see how well you process sugar. If the test is too high, it means you can't process the sugar effectively, and you might be at risk for diabetes. It's often done in pregnant woman to test for gestational diabetes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends if fasting: Normal glucose is usually considered 60 or 80 - 100; however that is based on 8-12hr fast. Patients with fasting glucose >100<124 is considered hyperglycemic; while a fasting glucose 125+ is consistent with diabetes. Clinicians also utilize a HBA1C test which assesses your average glucose over a 3 mos period. A HBA1C >5.7-6.4 is consistent with prediabetes, and 6.5+ c/w diabetes. ...Read more
Diabetes?: Following with a diabetes team would be optimal which would include your physician, a diabetes nurse educator, and registered dietician. Lifestyle modification is a must and involves changing diet, exercise, and healthy sleep. These guidelines are well-outlined in diabetes management so following with a trained team will always be to your advantage. ...Read more
It depends.: A "normal sugar" is defined as 70 and 99 mg/dL. Since you have diabetes there are diff goals at diff times of the day & based on your health. For an otherwise healthy male with DM fasting BS (by the ADA) should be 80-130 & 1-2 hours after a meal 80-180 mg/dl. In the am I ideally say 80 to 110 or 120, premeal I use the same, 1 hour post meal < 180 & 2 hrs < 160 & ideally < 140. Avoiding low sugars! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on the meter: There are all sorts of ways and machines to check blood sugar. Unfortunately they all still require blood. But they can attach to iphones, upload to the internet or even the cloud, use sites other than the fingertips at times the blood sugar is not changing rapidly. Some can check ketones as well as sugar. Some can even provide output to pumps. When in doubt ask your provider and read the manual. ...Read more
Can be anything: Fasting from a vein should be 100 or less. Two hours or more after a meal it should be less than 130-140. A glucose above 200 at any time suggests diabetes. It is common to have glucoses as low as the mid 60's and be totally normal if you're healthy. Get a post meal or fasting with a hga1c if you're really concerned. Don't trust finger stick values. Check w/diabetes. Org for more info. ...Read more