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How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

Complex Carbohydrate: Focus on 5 to 6 small meals a day composed of protein & complex carbohydrates. Avoid simple sugars. Most importantly exercise --- it will make your muscles more sensitive to Insulin & they will take up any excess sugar from the blood stream. ...Read more

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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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Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

No: It's just an attempt by companies making tube feeding to make extra cash by selling unnecessary bottled "nutrition" to unsuspecting consumers who would be better off eating quality food instead. All it "boosts" is their profits. ...Read more

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What's a good way for us to control blood glucose levels in diabetic patients?

Lifestyle & Meds: Diet-the mediterranean diet has been shown to be effective, exercise -150 minutes a week of aerobic activity, stretching, & 2 days a week of resistance training, weight loss of 7-10% weight loss if needed. There are multiple medication on the market to treat type 2 diabetes but we typically start with metformin as the mainstay of therapy and add other medications as needed based on the individual. ...Read more

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Do you know what two hormones interact to control the blood glucose levels?

Do you know what two hormones interact to control the blood glucose levels?

More than 2: Hi. The classic blood glucose (BG) regulating hormones are: insulin (the only hormone that LOWERS BG, and 4 hormones that RAISE BG - glucagon, cortisol, epinephrine, and growth hormone. Ain't endocrinology GRAND?! ;-) ...Read more

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Does an insulin pump automatically control blood glucose levels?

Does an insulin pump automatically control blood glucose levels?

NO!: Hi. No, pumps only do what you, the user and programmer, tell them to. There is one pump out now in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that has an insulin suspend function, but that's still a far cry from automatic control. At this point, CGM is FAR MORE beneficial to the diabetic than a pump. Be patient...the fully automatic pump will come in our lifetime. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do hormones, glucagon and insulin work together to control blood glucose levels?

How do hormones, glucagon and insulin work together to control blood glucose levels?

In tandem: They work in tandem, with Insulin lowering blood sugar when needed and glucagon raising it when needed. However, in type 2 diabetes glucagon is stimulated inappropriately, raising glucose even further when it's already elevated. ...Read more

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What to do if i know that high glucose levels in the blood damages nerves, but why is this?

High glucose: Causes diabetes complications through many pathways, all of which are reduced or reversed by glucose control. Check diabetes.Org or your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Blood glucose levels of 243. Is this normal?

Diabetes: A lab glucose drawn out of a vein that is 200 or above is diagnostic of diabetes - no matter when it is drawn. Get an appointment to see your doctor soon for evaluation, education, instruction and probable medication. Also, get on a weight reduction program. ...Read more

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What should my goals be for blood glucose levels?

See below:: For diabetics your age: fasting 80-100 bedtime < 140 2hr after eating < 140 a1c < 7.0% (some off Insulin would set it at <6.5). ...Read more

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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