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Good Evening I Am A Diabetic How Long After I Eat Should I Test My Blood Sugar
I am diabetic, I take Metformin at supper time, is it better to take it before I eat dinner or after I eat dinner, with reference how my blood sugars will be 2 hours after I eat when I check my blood sugars. Thanks?
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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I am on metformin and a low carb diet. I do a 6 month blood test for my sugar. I feel horrible today. So I tested my sugar it was 270. What should?
See doctor soon : If you are not aware of it, you clearly have diabetes and despite the metformin and low carb diet , it is not controlled at all . Please see your doctor soon to get your medication regimen intensified . If you are indeed feeling horrible, go to an urgent care or er now, as a complicated condition called diabetic ketoacidosis can be life threatening . Good luck ...Read more
It is certainly: Possible, but the exact name doesn't matter. If you're overweight you need education, diet, exercise and weight loss to slow your progression into diabetes and lower your risk of complications and an early death. Don't wait for the diagnosis, it's all the same process and the same risk. Start doing something positive now>. ...Read more
I have a diabetes, and i just can't leave taking alcohol atleast twice a week. How can I control my diabetes?
Self control: Hi! if you have diabetes, drinking alcohol or soda is just adding extra sugar into your system. It will complicate the ability to control your diabetes. If you are drinking twice a week, i would encourage you to reduce it to once a week then discontinue completely. If you drink with friends or family, ask them to support your effort to stop drinking to save your body from diabetic complication. ...Read more
What to do if I have checked my blood sugar level after fasting 12 hours. its 7.7mmol/l. am I diabetic?
Yes: Hi a fasting serum glucose of 7.7 mM (which is 138.7 mg/dl) meets criteria for diabetes (fasting serum glucose 126 mg/dl or greater, or 7.0 mM or greater). If the value was on a finger stick meter, they're not approved for diagnosis, and I suggest redoing with a real serum glucose. Doesn't hurt to repeat to confirm abnormality in any event. Healthy diet & regular exercise help any drug work better ...Read more
I am somewhat concerned. I am a diabetic, with no medication. My fasting blood sugar is at 102. I need to get the 12 hour fasting cholesterol test done. Should i fast for 12 hours?
How can I control my HbA1c better. I already have a good diet and take Metformin. I am getting a little frustrated, I do not think I am overweight.
Several options: First of all it is important not to get frustrated as there are several options available. Depending on the level of your A1c the dose of Metformin may need to be increased vs. adding another medication. I would also participate in a regular exercise program and keep a detailed diary of your food intake. This might give you insights to discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I am 50 years old with high bp. Yesterday morning i checked my sugar level and it showed fasting 121. Now I am nervous. Should i take medicine? Help!
Diabetic?: Are you diabetic, on insulin? Are you taking an oral hypoglycemic agent? Are you overweight? Any of these situations could be related to high fasting glucose, and your doctor would want to work with you on this over time to reduce it. I'm not sure which medicine you're asking about taking. If hypertensive you may need medicine for this. Please ask your doctor about your blood sugar worries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i check my fasting blood sugar level was 114 and 2 hours after meal was 169, am i diabetic?
I had +2 protein in my urine at a test yesterday and I cannot continue my pregnancy for long. How can I reduce it?
Proteinuria: Sounds as if you may be developing pre-eclampsia. Proteinuria is a sign of pre-eclampsia. The usual treatment for pre-eclampsia is delivery. You don't have any control over how much protein is in your urine. The underlying condition is dangerous to you and your baby. Follow your doctors instructions carefully. ...Read more
I have gestational diabetes and it's at 61 fasting so i eat a sugary treat to get it back up how long should I wait to take my blood sugar again?
One hour: The low blood sugar is a signal that you need to change your way of eating because a sugary treat will cause your blood sugar to continue to bounce. Eat six equal meals with lots of vegetables and avoid sugar, fruit juices, sweet fruits, and processed grains. Relax fora few minutes and do light exercise for 10 minutes if possible after each meal. In a few weeks you will feel much better. ...Read more
I am fat and i started my diet late i have 1 month for school i run twice eat twice a day drink a lot of water what should i do to lose weightFaster?
Hi I am 48yrs old & i am teacher, after coming home i will be very tired. so women's Horlicks is good for me I have DIABETIC with high BP?
Doc why everytime I have a nice home cooked meal and i get pretty full i get so sleepy 10 minutes later . I weight 210 pounds im 5'7 am i obese?
Sleep medicine : This is normal. The autonomic nervous system is diverting most of the blood flow to the digestive system to work on digestion. Heavily proteinaceous meals will elevate the blood levels of certain Amino Acid like triptophan. This increases the synthesis of serotonin which will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. Reducing portions helps. ...Read more
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