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Is 173 a high blood sugar reading?

Is 173 a high blood sugar reading?

High glucose: Is this glu fasting? Your glu after a meal varies with what you ate, the speed of your GI tract, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether a post meal glu is too high. If you are testing your sugars because you are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and also follow your a1c. Normal fasting glu is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or more. "impaired" is in between. ...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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Is a 103 blood sugar reading bad?

Is a 103 blood sugar reading bad?

It depends: Upon when it was drawn and whether it's a finger-stick or a lab sugar. If a fasting lab sugar, it suggests early prediabetes. If it's a post meal lab sugar, it's in good shape. Check diabetes.Org or your doctor. ...Read more

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Which blood sugar reading results in a diabetic coma?

Which blood sugar reading results in a diabetic coma?

Not all blood sugar: A coma does not result as much from the sugar, as the other metabolic changes. With typical type 1, lack of Insulin gives ketoacidosis. Coma is from acidosis, dehydration, etc and the glu may not be extreme (eg 400). A type 2 may get hyperosmolar coma, where glu is very high, but dehydration and electrolyte abnormality is the biggest problem. ...Read more

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Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Yes: A good quality glucometer may not be as accurate and a true blood test but it is a great and very precise mode of checking you sugar on a daily basis ...Read more

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Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Neither: Neither are good for you but the more dangerous one is low blood sugar. The effect of low blood sugar is quicker and you can definitely die from it. ...Read more

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Is glucose gel good for raising blood sugar?

Is glucose gel good for raising blood sugar?

Glucose gel: Yes, it is one of the is sugar replacements that is precribed/recommended for hypoglycemia. Usually 5 to 15 gram of carbohydrates per serving ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure reading of 96/64 a low reading?

Is a blood pressure reading of 96/64 a low reading?

Symptoms : Not if you have no symptoms most common would be dizziness or low energy. ...Read more

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What is the level for low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

Normal sugar levels: For children and non-pregnant adults, normal blood sugar (glucose) level is considered <100 mg/dl in fasting morning state, and <140 mg/dl after a meal. Anything above these levels is considered either pre-diabetes (fasting 100-125, post-meal 140-199) or diabetes mellitus (fasting >=126, post-meal >=200 mg/dl). Low blood sugar varies depending on person, but typically is considered <60-70 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What is a good diabetics blood sugar number?

What is a good diabetics blood sugar number?

Like this!: Desirable blood sugars are fasting below 125, post-prandial lower than 180, and a hgba1c less than 7%. The latter number is well above the upper limit of normal (5.6%) and i try to get my diabetics to 6.0% or lower! ...Read more

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Is having high fasting blood sugar levels but low hba1c good or bad?

Is having high fasting blood sugar levels but low hba1c good or bad?

Bad: High fasting blood sugars is bad and usually associated with high hba1c levels. But very low levels may be harmful (say less than 6). ...Read more

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My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

Because: You have diabetes and are not on an appropriate regimen of diet, exercise, medication etc. Check w/your doctor or diabetes care team. ...Read more

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What is a normal morning non-diabetic blood sugar reading?

65-100: If drawn from a vein and processed by a lab. Finger sticks are less accurate and more variable. See diabetes.Org for more info. ...Read more

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Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Depends: But if you are an uncontrolled type 2 diabetic then insulin is on the horizon. Be very careful with your diet and get plenty of exercise! ...Read more

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What reading is considered low blood sugar?

Less than 65 mg/dL: In general, blood sugars of less than 65 mg/dl are considered low. This would be a blood sugar measured as a lab glucose. ...Read more

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Is artificial sweetener good for controlling high blood sugar?

Is artificial sweetener good for controlling high blood sugar?

Not really.: Artificial sweetener is only helpful in that it will not contribute to elevating the glucose level. It does nothing to help correct the high sugar levels in diabetes. Other dietary adjustments and medications are necessary to keep the glucose level under control in diabetes. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar mess with blood work?

Can low blood sugar mess with blood work?

What are you asking?: Low blood sugar is a blood value, one of >hundreds of thousands of molecules within blood plasma which is composed of water+electrolytes+proteins, etc. The plasma (blood without the cells) is yellow because of the proteins & the component from which momentary blood glucose is measured (other sugars usually not measured). Conversely, HbA1c measures glucose withing RBCs & attached to hemoglobin. ...Read more