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Is a result of 152 in a glucose test made by CBC high?

Is a result of 152 in a  glucose test  made by CBC  high?

Depends: Was it 12 hour Fasting or postprandial (after large glucose meal). If fasting then it is high & diabetes is confirmed. If Post postprandial (like glucose tolerance test) then need to know duration. Example: if 152 more than 3 hours after then it is high. Talk to your doctor and get a complete evaluation if needed ...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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At over which level in mmol for fasting glucose should diabetes meds b started if diet and lifestyle changes hav been made?

At over which level in mmol for fasting glucose should diabetes meds b started if diet and lifestyle changes hav been made?

Depends: Diagnosis of diabetes is made if two fasting blood sugar values are higher than 7 mmol. However, it is some times prudent to start medication in a person with pre-diabets. It would require and individual evaluation, best done by your doctor. For information on pre-diabetes, you may consult this site. http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/prediabetes ...Read more

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I m pregnant i made the o sullivan test with 50 gr glucose. The result was: before drinking glucose 76 < 95 and after glucose 148 <140 i m worried?

I m pregnant  i made the o sullivan test with 50 gr glucose. The result was: before drinking glucose 76 < 95 and after glucose 148 <140  i m worried?

3 hr test: You simply failed the screening glucose tolerance test which is very common. Normally you would then be scheduled for the diagnostic test to see if you have gestational diabetes. That is called a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,he made diabetic diet: HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015,.IS DAD diabetic?

Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,he made diabetic diet: HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015,.IS DAD diabetic?

A1c: If Dad is not taking any insulin he is doing just fine. On the assumption that he is not taking and medicine for diabetes he is OK. If he is on medication for diabetes he should slow down his meds by 50%. PS: If anything, Dad is not a "diabetic". That is a silly term. In type 2 diabetes the theme is "I have diabetes" and the end result is "I am going to beat it!" ...Read more

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MY daughter is 3 years old and just made urine analysis showing trace for glucose and urate ++ cystal?

MY daughter is 3 years old and just made urine analysis showing trace for glucose and urate ++  cystal?

Urine: most likely this result is not indicative any problems, but if you have detailed results on paper, you can consult me or one of us... ...Read more

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Made a mistake taking 27 units of humalog instead of 5. Lantus dose is 27. Drank a 25gm carb coke and two dex4 fast acting glucose tabs, 4gmcarb ea?

Humalog lasts ~4 hrs: Lantus is basal Insulin that works slowly over ~24 hrs to control fasting (non-meal) glucose. Humalog is fast-acting mealtime Insulin that works most action 1-2 hrs after dosing, to control after-meal glucose. If someone injects more Humalog than desired, they should check glucoses every ~30 min until humalog's action is over in ~4-5 hrs. How many carbs needs to be taken varies by each person. ...Read more

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Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?

Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?

Yes but there's more: One of metformin's actions is reducing liver glucose production. It also helps improve the body's use of insulin, aka Insulin sensitivity. This is key to long term health with diabetes. Eating smart, exercise, and keeping to a good weight also help. Metformin is our usual first choice & meds that increase pancreatic Insulin production are not , but you & your doc must pick what's best for you. ...Read more

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A dietian made to me a test that measures insulin in blood before &after taking 70g of glucose then she gave me a low carb diet but i ain't diabetes ?

A dietian made to me a test that measures insulin in blood before &after taking 70g of glucose then she gave me a low carb diet but i ain't diabetes ?

Diet for weight loss: It sounds like you did a glucose tolerance test, measuring Insulin as well as glucose levels. Unfortunately, this is not an accurate way of trying to diagnose Insulin resistance. Based on your history, i suspect you are significantly overweight. I agree that the most effective diet to help with weight loss is a low carb diet, regardless of your blood sugar. ...Read more

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My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?

My doctor has made a big deal and classified me with gestational diabetes, but I didn't fail the glucose test I was just really close. Why?

Pregnancy & Diabetes: Pregnancy has way of altering glucose metabolism and Insulin sensitivity made worse as the pregnancy progresses. You may not have gotten an "f" on the test but you may have gotten a "d" which can affect your fetus. Please heed your OB md's advice. ...Read more

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My glucose is 245. What is normal?

My glucose is 245.  What is normal?

It depends.: A "normal sugar" is defined as 70 and 99 mg/dL. Since you have diabetes there are diff goals at diff times of the day & based on your health. For an otherwise healthy male with DM fasting BS (by the ADA) should be 80-130 & 1-2 hours after a meal 80-180 mg/dl. In the am I ideally say 80 to 110 or 120, premeal I use the same, 1 hour post meal < 180 & 2 hrs < 160 & ideally < 140. Avoiding low sugars! ...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