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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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Caffeine could raise blood sugar in non diabetics as well?

No: Caffiene should not affect the blood sugar but the things people put in coffee or caffeinated beverages like sugar, cream and sugar substitutes can affect the blood sugar. Sugar substitute have been indicated recently in leading to weight gain and development of diabetes. ...Read more

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Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Stress response: During any illness a kid may have a stress response that includes the inflow of stress hormones into the blood. Epinephrine & cortisol both tend to elevate blood sugars during the stress period. Any elevation would revert to normal after the stress has subsided. ...Read more

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Will diabetics have low or high blood sugar?

Will diabetics have low or high blood sugar?

Naturally high!: Diabetics, both 1 and 2, have a lack of insulin. It is absolute in type 1-dm, and relative in type 2-dm. Nonetheless, both run high sugars without meds. ...Read more

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

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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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

Why is low blood sugar levels such  health risk in diabetes?

High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...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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Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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What happens if a type 1 diabetic has low blood sugar? High blood sugar?

What happens if a type 1 diabetic has low blood sugar? High blood sugar?

Read up on it: Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters. You could do a search on type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. There are many many online resources for people wanting to learn more because a friend or relative has type 1 ...Read more

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What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.

Not much: Really besides insulinomas(which are exceptionally rare, so rare that even the largest of academic instutions have seen a large number of these cases) and people accidentally or purposefully administering too much insulin. But to be able to better interpret the data you provided, more information around the circumstances when these numbers were acquired is necessary. ...Read more

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Blood sugar 68 and insulin 11.5, c-peptides 3.14 ... Non diabetic. Is this high?

Blood sugar 68 and insulin 11.5, c-peptides 3.14 ... Non diabetic. Is this high?

Probably not: Insulin and C-peptide levels are mainly helpful in trying to figure out if someone with diabetes has type 1 or type 2 or in the evaluation of low blood glucosie. Since your glucose level looks fine especially if you were fasting you should not worry about the insulin and C-peptide levels. ...Read more

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Could you lower blood sugar for non diabetics?

Sure: With "pre-diabetes" a healthy lifestyle change affecting weight, diet, exercise, and sleep could prevent abnormally high blood sugars from progressing to diabetes. ...Read more

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Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?

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Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?

Pain + emotions, yes: For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels. In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels. ...Read more

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Which blood sugar levels are too high?

Anything above norma: Anything above normal. Diabetes is diagnosed by a glucose above 200 at any time or situation; a fasting (no food for 8 hours or more) greater than 100; a two hour post-meal glucose greater than 130-140. All of these are blood drawn in a lab, not finger sticks. An hba1c test of 6.5 or greater is also diagnostic for diabetes. For more info go to diabetes.Org. ...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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Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Food and HTN and DM: Avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid refined carbs; avoid pasta, avoid pizza; avoid saturated fats; eat egg white, broiled or poached fish, complex veggies, complex fruit, whole grain, low salt, low cholesterol; nuts are excellent; beans are excellent; ...Read more

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What are the symptomatic differences between low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

What are the symptomatic differences between low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

Low & high: Low : shakiness, swetiness, paleness, cold hands, faint feeling, may have headache, slurred speech, lost of cociousness and seizures high: thirst, urinating frequently, may have headache, sluggish, sleepy(also for low), sleepiness(also for low) warning: blood glucose meters are mainly made to detect high blood glucose since it might be a long time for you to develop symptoms from a high , . ...Read more

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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more


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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more