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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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How do I know if my blood sugar high or low?

How do I know if my blood sugar high or low?

Lab testing: Fasting blood sugars can be obtained in a lab after an 8-12 hour fast. Post-prandial blood sugars are those which are obtained about 2 hours from the last meal or with a glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes how do I know if my blood sugar is too low? I'm only allowed to test once a day.

I have type 2 diabetes how do I know if my blood sugar is too low? I'm only allowed to test once a day.

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can be a very troubling, even dangerous complication of treatment. But your risk may be very low. Some diabetes medications (eg. Glipizide, insulin) can cause hypo, while others (metformin, actos) usually don't. If you a1c is high, then you are probably not getting hypo. Hypo usually causes symptoms that you will recognize: sweats, palpitations, headache, confusion. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How do I keep my blood sugar low?

How do I keep my blood sugar low?

Watch diet: Watch carbohydrates and sugars in your diet, keep your weight down and exercise. These are the basics of staving off diabetes. ...Read more

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Why is my blood sugar low after eating?

Why is my blood sugar low after eating?

What did you eat?: If your blood sugar is confirmed low within a few hours of a meal, it often suggests that a high sugar or starchy meal was ingested without protein. It is commonly seen in the teenage girl who only eats chips and sugared soda for lunch and in people with Insulin resistance who may have diabetes or prediabetes. Also ifpatients take too much Insulin or don't eat enough protein after taking insulin. ...Read more

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Why is my blood sugar low?

Why is my blood sugar low?

Too much sugar?: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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What should I eat to make my blood sugar low?

Less food: And fewer calories, plus exercise. Ther are no "magic" foods or supplements that make you sugar lower. There is only diet, exercise and weight reduction plus medication from your doctor. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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In the last month there have been 4 cases where my vision gets blurry and it's hard to focus. Are my eyes going bad or is my blood sugar low,etc?

In the last month there have been 4 cases where my vision gets blurry and it's hard to focus. Are my eyes going bad or is my blood sugar low,etc?

Could be many things: Could be need for corrective lenses, could be blood sugar could be anxiety, etc., etc. See a PCP and have an exam - see an optometrist for an eye exam. No one should just guess when it's possibly easy to find out for sure. Best! ...Read more

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How can you get your blood sugar low?

Insulin: Hi. I assume you're diabetic ( I hate to assume!), but I don't know if you're type 1 or type 2, or if you're on insulin. If you're very high, insulin is the best way to get it down. Good luck! ...Read more