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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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