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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 does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

Diabetes: Glucose molecules precipitate out on to protein molecules changing how they work. If enough of the glucose gums up the protein network these processes stop all together and the tissue dies. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar levels affect your health?

How can high blood sugar levels affect your health?

Blood sugar levels: High blood sugar levels means Diabetes. If you have not seen a doctor about this please do so immediately. If you have seen your doctor and are told your sugar levels are OK you can relax. If you are told your sugar us high you need to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

The other way: Alcohol acutely will lower blood sugars by inhibiting glucose release from your liver and increasing inulin. ...Read more

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How does my body control blood sugar levels?

How does my body control blood sugar levels?

Gets sugar in cells.: Hormones, like Insulin and glucagon regulate sugar levels. Reserves, like carbohydrates and fat, get broken down, and ultimately ends up in the blood as glucose, which supplys the cells with the help of insulin. Exercise draws on this supply because the cells do more work, and so glucose is replaced by glucose through glucagon and other hormones until it is back to a sustainable level. ...Read more

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How does your body get low blood sugar levels?

How does your body get low blood sugar levels?

Lots of reasons: This is a complicated question because there are so many different scenarios: from having Insulin resistance, to being on diabetes medications, to having poor glucose stores in the body, to having an insulin-producing tumor, to having other medical conditions, causing malabsorption. The list goes on. ...Read more

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How can blood sugar affect mood (diabetes)?

High glucose: Can cause fatigue. Low glucose can cause you to be anxious and irritable. Fluctuating glucose is very hard on your mood as well as your body (mental plus physical). Keeping your blood sugar normal at all times is the key to resolving all those problems. ...Read more

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How does low blood sugar affect the kidneys?

How does low blood sugar affect the kidneys?

Poor blood flow: Low blood sugar(or hypoglycemia) can lead to diminished blood flow to the kidneys impairing their ability to function properly. ...Read more

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How does the body respond to low blood glucose levels after exercising?

How does the body respond to low blood glucose levels after exercising?

Low blood sugar..: Low blood sugar..Should not occur in normal people during exercise of normal intensity. After glycogen is used up, the body utilizes free fatty acids to be used directly as an energy source, or is\ converted to glucose by the liver by a process cvalled gluconeogenesis. ...Read more

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Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

No, but: Drinking alcohol will affect blood sugars. For those with diabetes, a transient high blood sugar (because alcohol is sugar) may be followed by low blood sugar later. ...Read more

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Can stress affect blood sugar levels?

It can make: It slightly higher for a short period of time. Over the long run, however, stress makes you pay less attention to your diet and exercise and medication regimen -- often leading to weight gain and higher sugars. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar affect someones mood?

How can  high blood sugar affect someones mood?

High glucose: Can cause fatigue. Low glucose can cause you to be anxious and irritable. Fluctuating glucose is very hard on your mood as well as your body (mental plus physical). Keeping your blood sugar normal at all times is the key to resolving all those problems. ...Read more

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How long after exercise does your blood sugar drop?

Hours: Patients with type 1 diabetes on Insulin often notice that the effects of exercise lasts for quite a few hours, maybe up to 24 hr. They will exercise in the am and will experience hypo later on that evening. The muscles continue using glucose for quite some time. ...Read more

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How does being obese affect blood sugar?

How does being obese affect blood sugar?

It depends: While not every obese person is diabetic, obesity is shown to increase your risk of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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How does high blood sugar effect the brain?

How does high blood sugar effect the brain?

Impairs Nervous Sys: Chronically high blood sugar (diabetes mellitus) impairs the central and peripheral nervous system both directly and indirectly. The brain's only source of energy is glucose and chronically high readings (above 270 mg/dl) is associated with mild cognitive dysfunction. Indirect effects include acceleration of atherosclerosis increasing the risk for stroke and kidney failure. This is but a few ex. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more