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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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Is glucose better than sugar?

Is glucose better than sugar?

Glucose is sugar: Glucose is the scientific name for sugar. So no glucose is not better than sugar since they are the same thing. ...Read more

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At what rate will sugar levels drop after glucose tablet?

At what rate will sugar levels drop after glucose tablet?

Depends: If you don't have diabetes it won't even go up enough to be noticed. If you have diabetes, it can go up and stay up for a long time -- unless you're on medication, in which case it may go up only slightly and drop down again quickly -- for instance if you've taken a recent injection of Insulin which is still acting in your body. ...Read more

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When a person has high sugar levels then are they also given glucose?

Generally not: They are given fluids and mediation, often insulin. If they have ketoacidosis, however, they may be given glucose and Insulin together to metabolize the ketones out of the blood stream. ...Read more

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Can the amount of sugar (in grams) of a food determine a food's glucose level?

Can the amount of sugar (in grams) of a food determine a food's glucose level?

Absolutely: Carbs are the predominant food component that influences glucose levels in the blood. Of course during food abstinence/starvation you have the liver as the main source of glucose, but during eating, it's the amount of carbs (excluding fiber) that dictates how high your blood sugar will be. ...Read more

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What are some things that can affect how the body processes glucose (blood sugar)?

What are some things that can affect how the body processes glucose (blood sugar)?

Many things: Diabetes, Insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, some genetic metabolic disorders, certain tumors, etc can affect normal glucose metabolism. ...Read more

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200 grams of sugar in one day four times a month. Is this bad? My A1C was 5.6 two years ago as well as glucose 83. Should I be worried?

200 grams of sugar in one day four times a month. Is this bad? My A1C was 5.6 two years ago as well as glucose 83. Should I be worried?

No: What you described in not excessive intake of sugar. Keep a healthy weight and exercise at least 150 minutes a week and gradually increase the rigor of the exercise. ...Read more

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If someone in class says they need sugar for medical reasons, why would that be, and is it a specific type like glucose versus fructose?

If someone in class says they need sugar for medical reasons, why would that be, and is it a specific type like glucose versus fructose?

Depends: Hi. A lot of people have self-diagnosed "hypoglycemia", which is total BS and has nothing to do with low blood glucose; some people just love to have a diagnosis when there's nothing wrong with them. True and pathological hypoglycemia occurs in people who are diabetic treated with insulin (and mildly and vanishingly rarely in type 2's on one class of pills). In true hypoglycemia, GIVE SUGAR. ...Read more

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When testing with my glucose tester, what count would mean my sugar is too high and what count would meen its too low. I'm new at this please?

When testing with my glucose tester, what count would mean my sugar is too high and what count would meen its too low. I'm new at this please?

Machine specific: Normal blood sugar range is 3.5 - 6.5. But if you are diabetic 4-7 is acceptable. For some, 3.5 is too low &may feel like someone who is hypolycemic/ having very low blood sugar level.
Whem you buy a machine you either have to calibrate it yourself to what is a very low or very high reading, OR check the machine set up. For different machines generally anything above 30 will just show "HI" (high) ...Read more

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more

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How much sugar in TB spoons is in 20ml of 30% glucose solution?

Here is the math: A 30% glucose solution contains 30 gms of glucose in 100 ml of solution, that would be 6 gms in 20 ml. A tablespoon of sugar is about 12 grams of sugar. Therefore 20 ml of a 30% glucose solution is equivalent to about 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. I'm not sure how this info helps you, but there it is. ...Read more

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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be.

If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes.

Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar?
Are you really weighing it? ...Read more

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At fasting blood glucose is 4.75 taken sugar after 2 hours then glucose is 4.74?

Normal: Both levels are normal. Blood sugar levels can remain very stable no matter what you eat when you have a normal pancreas. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much sugar level is required in human body after drinking glucose?

I don't: Understand the question. Required for what? Are you referring to a glucose tolerance test? There are different answers depending upon whether it's a gestational diabetes test or not. Check w/ who did the test or diabetes. Org. ...Read more

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What happens to your blood sugar when you are hypoglycemic, where does the glucose go?

What happens to your blood sugar when you are hypoglycemic, where does the glucose go?

Low sugar goes?: It goes into the cells from your blood. Especially if you are taking meds for Diabetes Mellitus.

Or you liver is not making enough to keep it in normal range.

Your Dr. Knows you best so ask your team. ...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