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How Does Lupus Affect Blood Sugar Levels
• I am diabetic since 5 years, for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?
No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read more
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
There are cases when Luspus is assocaited with both decreased or Increased blood sugar. Antibodies to Insulin Receptors are the reason for these findings.
Make sure other reasons for low blood sugar to be ruled out before you attribute your low Blood Sugar to Lupus. Most important: treat Immediately, and treat the underlying disease if any. Be Well ...Read more
I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?
Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more
Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)
What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea
Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more
My husband's blood sugar level is 386 this morning how can he get it down quickly without insulin? Can't see his Dr. Till June 2. He's diabetic
Hello I have diabetes and I am eating properly and exercising like I should but I can't seem to get my blood sugar levels where they should be?
1. How to have a steady blood sugar level all day and don't feel spaced out due low b.Sugar? 2. Just remembered about glycimic index, any connection?
Go for lower GI food:
The lower the glycemic index, the less your blood sugar will swing up and then down. Here's a good search engine: http://www. Glycemicindex. Com/foodsearch. Php and it's in a superb website that can guide you to GI mastery!
but generally, the more "complex" and starchy a carb is, the lower its gi. ...Read more
Is it possible to feel low energy if you haven't eaten in awhile even if blood sugar level is around 100? Or is 100 enough to power you thru a wrkout?
Your low energy doesn't have anything to do with your blood sugar in this situation, the low energy is because you haven't eaten anything. Keep in mind, your blood sugar only represents the sugar balance in your blood at any given time, not your total energy stores. Your body is constantly generating and burning glucose. 100 just tells us the balance. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can a sudden drop in blood sugar levels cause epinephrine release even if it doesn't drop below 5.Ommol/l?
Yes: This is known as a false hypoglycemic reaction, where a rapid drop of sugar from a high level to a more normal level can cause hypoglycemic symptoms. This typically occurs in diabetics with poor blood sugar control. It can occasionally occur in people who are not diabetic but have reactive hypoglycemia. ...Read more
I have meter just because. I didn't feel right so I checked my blood sugars. 120 blood sugar level 3 hours after eating. Is this normal?
I understand how too much sugar leads to weight gain. How exactly does it affect blood sugar level and why doesn't natural sweetner like stevia do that?
Calorie in / out: After all the mumbo-jumbo and semi-science, weight loss / gain is totally about calories in (hunger, appetite, food choices) and out (basal metabolism, exercise, malabsorption / maldigestion, more). Blood sugar levels reflect the amount in transport and relates very little to recent intake or to weight loss / gain; the synthetic sweeteners aren't really sugars. ...Read more
After neonatal: After the neonatal stage, for non-pregnant individuals all blood sugars fall under the same categorization for normal. Fasting serum glucose should be between about 65-99 mg/dl and 2 hours following a meal or oral glucose tolerance test, normal serum blood sugar should be less than 140 mg/dl. ...Read more
Sugar: Hi. Are you talking about diabetes and treating hypoglycemia? I hate to guess. Insulin therapy is the BIG risk for hypoglycemia. But as you would imagine (and your doctor should have told you), treat low sugar with sugar. If you're very low but conscious, use liquid sugar (e.g., juice, sugar soda). If you're unconscious, someone can give you glucagon or call paramedics. Good luck and be safe! ...Read more
In the long term: Hi. If you run sugars in that range in the long term, then of course it's dangerous...to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, infection risk, amputation risk, etc. Fortunately, in the short term, it's not the least bit dangerous. If you have insulin, it's very easy to treat. If you don't, you should get some! Good luck! ...Read more
Blood sugar: Blood sugar (a test for diabetes) can be measured at various times. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg/dl, and a blood sugar taken randomly should not exceed 200 mg/dl. Blood sugar 2 hours after a meal should be less than 140. If you think you have high blood sugar, you should see your doctor for a blood draw. ...Read more
Glucometer: One would usually obtain a glucometer from the pharmacy, unfortunately not all insurance plans will cover the cost even with a prescription. One could also ask their physician if they had any stock on hand for free given by pharmaceutical representatives. Once you have the meter, you also need a lancet to prick your finger for a blood sample and a testing strip to catch the blood and analyze it. ...Read more
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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