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What does it mean when glucose levels fluctuate from 65 to as high as 146 in 18 hrs, accompanied by fatigue and up to 6 meals per day, and dehydration?

What does it mean when glucose levels fluctuate from 65 to as high as 146 in 18 hrs, accompanied by fatigue and up to 6 meals per day, and dehydration?

Varying glucose: See a doctor to find out if you have diabetes by having your hemoglobin a1c checked. You should do this as quickly as possible. You also need to have a complete chemistry panel and a CBC to see if you are not anemic or have low levels of potassium in your blood. Good luck. ...Read more

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 can the amount of water you drink affect blood glucose levels?

How can the amount of water you drink affect blood glucose levels?

Dehydration: Can increase blood sugar if you have diabetes. Water intake will temporarily dilute your blood sugar level, but only for a very, very short time before your body readjusts. ...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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Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Blood glucose levels: I would recommend the following:
1: Check blood sugar before breakfast
2: Document what diabetes medication you take before breakfast
3: Document what you ate for breakfast and any snacks between breakfast and lunch
4: Check blood sugar before lunch.

The two blood sugar values should be about 50 mg, or less, different from each other.

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How is energy related to blood glucose levels?

Glucose metabolism: Glucose is the fuel for all cells. Low glucose levels mean not enough fuel for cells. Insulin is what makes the glucose enter a cell. If you have Insulin deficiency (type 1) or if there is Insulin resistance (type 2) -again glucose levels are high in the blood but not able to enter the cells (again the cells are starved for glucose)-one would feel tired ...Read more

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Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Possibly: Elevated blood sugar levels are indicative of Insulin resistance and could mean a diagnosis of diabetes. Review the numbers with your doctor to discuss its implications and what other testing may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I take cinnamon to lower blood glucose levels?

Only: If you like the taste. Does nothing to lower glucose. Cinnamon rolls raise glucose a lot. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. Listen to your doctor instead. ...Read more

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What are the average blood glucose levels during ketosis?

What are the average blood glucose levels during ketosis?

Ketosis occurrs: When you go into starvation mode or you cannot burn glucose for your energy. In that sense starvation and Insulin deficiency all cause ketosis. Therefore you can have ketosis without having high blood glucose. In type 1 diabetes since there is Insulin deficiency you usually have high blood glucose with ketosis, but not necesarilly specially if you are going through an intercurrent illness. ...Read more

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What is relation between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

What is relation between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

Gin and blood sugar: Alcohol can cause low blood sugar shortly after and 8-12 hours after drinking. If you are going to drink, check your bs right before drinking and only drink if it's normal. It's a good idea to eat before or during drinking to prevent low bs. You should also check bs before bed to make sure you are not low going to bed. If low, eat something. Limit drinks to 1 for women, 2 for men.. ...Read more

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What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

Multiple: Brain uses glucose as its sole source of energy and low blood glucose levels can cause changes in mental status, anxiousness, sweating, dizziness, fainting coma and death. Elevated glucose levels impair immune function, cause microvascular damage, leading to blindness, kidney, heart disease and stroke. Very high glucose levels may also cause coma. ...Read more

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Do some people fidget more when their blood glucose levels are high?

Do some people fidget more when their blood glucose levels are high?

Usually not: People with low blood glucose level may become anxious and fidget more. Elevated glucose levels are not likely to be associated with being fidgety. ...Read more

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What are some things that affect post operative blood glucose levels?

What are some things that affect post operative blood glucose levels?

Several Things: The first question is whether the patient has diabetes or is at risk for diabetes. The stress of surgery itself could raise blood sugars, but having a predisposition or a current diagnosis of diabetes would make high blood sugars more likely during/after surgery. Why is the patient having surgery? Different medical/surgical conditions place patients at different risk for high blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is the connection between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

What is the connection between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

Alcohol: Gin is 45% or more alcohol, which causes your blood sugar to go up but then go down 4 to 6 hrs later! Thatis a very well known effect of alcohol. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are blood glucose levels during state of ketosis?

Typically very high: Blood sugars generally rise to levels above 300mg if there is no Insulin production in the body. This leads to ketosis and further rise of blood sugar which can be any where between 400-600mg in states of ketosis. ...Read more

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What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more

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What is the best method to lower blood glucose levels down without using insulin?

Exercise: Aerobic exercise will help lower your blood glucose levels almost right away and the effect will last for a few hours. There are many medications available which may be appropriate depending on your clinical circumstance. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some factors affecting post operative blood glucose levels?

I was wondering what are some factors affecting post operative blood glucose levels?

Surgery and diabetes: Post op, the stress level is high, which will elevate glucose. Infection (if present) will elevate glucose, as will any tissue necrosis (if present). But then you are (usually) not eating. It is hard to precisely balance all this, which is why the post op blood glu levels need to be monitored and treated. ...Read more

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What are the normal glucose levels and what are the lowest and highest blood glucose can get?

High and low: Blood glucose levels can get as low as about 40 and as high as 500 or more.
The real question is "why are you asking this? "
If you do have diabetes at your age, you must work diligently to keep your blood sugar levels somewhere between 70 and 150.
Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Is the OneTouch Ultra 2 (do it yourself at home) reliable/accurate for checking blood sugar/glucose levels?

Is the OneTouch Ultra 2 (do it yourself at home) reliable/accurate for checking blood sugar/glucose levels?

YES.: Providing your strips aren't expired and you do the test as instructed, the results are accurate. Almost all tests have a "range of error" meaning, for example, that, if your reading is 136, your actual blood sugar might be somewhere between 132 and 140. Since these differences are NOT clinically significant, you can rely the results of a One Touch Ultra 2 to manage blood sugars. ...Read more

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If my blood glucose levels were 5.9 after doing my fasting in the morning, does that mean I am borderline diabetic?

If my blood glucose levels were 5.9 after doing my fasting in the morning, does that mean I am borderline diabetic?

Nope: I assume you're talking about the a1c reading. Non-diabetic readings are between 4.0-6.0, so you should be good. The a1c is an index number that averages out the previous 100 days of blood sugars into 1 number that gives you an idea of what glucose levels have been. This is pretty much diagnostic that you are not diabetic. Continue a prudent, low-carb diet & active lifestyle to maintain that, tho! ...Read more

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What are some ways to lower blood glucose levels even if you are not a diabetic but u have certain risk factors of becoming diabetic?

Lifestyle: Hi. Healthy lifestyle has been shown to lower the risk of diabetes in at-risk patients. Healthy diet, regular exercise, achieve & maintain ideal body weight...FOR LIFE, not just the next few weeks or months. Part and parcel for healthy lifestyle is no fast food, minimize processed food, no white flour or rice, minimal simple sugar, little saturated fat. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?

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

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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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


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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more