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How Long Does It Take For Blood Sugar Levels To Drop
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
If blood sugar levels at 109mg/dl, how long does it take (how many days?) to lower blood sugar level to 80 or 99mg/dl?
Blood glucose: Your blood glucose is in a constant state of flux. When you have your blood drawn you are simply seeing a snapshot of what's happening at that very moment. Eat a meal and your glucose will rise. Skip a meal and it's likely to fall. Your body works very hard constantly to keep your glucose level normal. ...Read more
My blood sugar level is 455 what medication should I take and for how long pl suggest diet chart also for me?
What causes blood sugar levels to drop within 30 mins? Why did this happen after I went for a run?
Blood sugar: Initially decreases with exercise as you transfer glucose from the bloodstream to the muscles that are exercising. Your body, however, quickly corrects the change before you sugar drops lower than normal or you have any medical problems whatsoever. Isn't your body wonderful? It lets you do whatever and whenever you want without having to worry about problems. Take care of it. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Drops from very high to less very high? From high to normal? Drop from high or normal to low? Drops and still going down? The circumstances dictate the response. Without knowing, we docs out in internet-land can't tell you what to do! Follow it and be safe is good, general, noncommittal advice for all these conditions! Discuss your BG goal range with your doctor and when & how to treat. ...Read more
Protein: When the blood sugar drops at night this is usually due to a high carbohydrate meal at night or imbalanced Insulin and glucagon levels - the hormones that regulate blood sugar. Insulin lowers blood sugar, while glucagon elevates the blood sugar. If we need to keep the level up at night I have the patient eat protein at night, as protein elevates glucagon. ...Read more
Can you guys tell me how bad will it change my blood sugar level if I was 2 hours longer in the fasting procedure?
Since I don't: Understand your question it's hard to answer. If you were fasting and had fasted two hours longer, it probably wouldn't have made a significant difference in your blood sugar -- provided you're talking about a fast of over 6 or more hours. Your body has mechanisms to keep your sugar normal unless you have diabetes or other significant problem. ...Read more
If that's a: Fasting lab sugar, it's normal -- but in the higher range of normal. If you're overweight, lose weight through diet and exercise. If it's a post meal sugar, it's normal and good. If it's a finger stick glucose it is not as accurate and harder to make sense out of. Check w/diabetes.Org for more info. ...Read more
Many years before overt diabetes starts, someone at genetic risk of diabetes can lose 'first-phase 'insulin release, resulting in an imbalance of sugar-to- Insulin levels -low blood sugar- 4-5 hours after eating, especially with sweets.
Treatment is avoid sweets
sometimes need to treat with dpp-4 inhibitors- safe, no undue side effects
see dm specialist as most internists unaware of this. ...Read more
No: All current methods require blood. Some in very small quantities. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many years etc would it take before high blood sugar levels cause damage.?
How high, how long?:
If you're just pre-diabetic could be years--but high blood sugars lead to blood vessel and nerve changes that can cause early strokes, heart attacks, blindness so you really need to know a lot more.
If death is damage untreated juvenile diabetics can die in a diabetic coma in a few hours. Rarely older ones die in hyperosmolar coma in a few hours as well. ...Read more
Iam 39 years old and my blood sugar levels are 103 fasting am I on border line should I take any precautions please advice?
I checked my blood sugar level and it's 190. Should I take another dose of galvus 50mg. My regular dose, already taken is once daily about 12 hrs ago.
Change ur diet: One blood sugar is useless to change your dose. Always record as many readings as you can and discuss the trend with your doctor. Don't treat yourself on your own. I have an important advice for you. STOP MILK, MEAT AND CHICKEN as well as FISH. Make sure your Vit D is above 40 and exercise, eat lot of vegetables. Do not eat junk food or fast food. DO NOT DRINK ANY WATER WITH YOUR MEALS. ...Read more
My fasting blood sugar level is 106 after 9 hours of my last meal I had at night. Is this high? If it is high what diet should I take to control it?
High fasting glucose: Hi. Yes, that would be a high fasting glucose (upper limit of normal is 99). It should be repeated; if reproducible, you have impaired fasting glucose/prediabetes. Use serum glucose, not finger stick, for diagnosis. Healthy diet: whole grains, legumes, nuts, canola/olive oil, fruits & veggies, lean meat, nonfat dairy; minimize fast food, processed food, saturated fat, white flour, white rice, etc. ...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'm taking lactulose and I gotta question if your not a diabetic and You take lactulose it should not mess with your blood sugar levels should it?
Dad is diabetic and takes metformin. He does really well with it. His blood sugar levels are normal. But what causes the ammonia in the blood?
How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?
Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if you eat 8 ounces of baked potato with a glycemic index of 90 and also have 8 ounces of chicken or fish, with a glycemic index close to zero, the average for that combo is 45. Protein has a strong effect in modifying the rise in blood sugar from carbs. ...Read more
Why is glucose screening test done exactly at 1hr? Does blood sugar level only peak then? After that does it drop or can it increase further?
Just a standard way.: Blood glucose testing can be done prior to eating (when you are fasting) and the "1 hour after" is only because it has been done this way for many years and will give a typical indication of your response to eating. It can go much higher in some diabetics and even higher in normal people at an hour after eating. The usual and in my view better indication of your blood sugar status is the HgbA1c ...Read more
My mother in law has had episodes during the night where her blood sugar levels drop dramatically. What can we use to elevate her sugars back to normal?
Hypoglycemia: First off, there must be a reason found for hypoglycemia. I understand your mother-in-law is not diabetic based on the med list provided. So, if she is truly hypoglycemic, she will need to have that worked up to find the cause. Until then, a rich calorie meal before bedtime should help her maintain more or less adequate level. ...Read more
I don't eat cakes, sweets, chocolate or take fizzy drinks. Could alcohol be the cause of high blood sugar levels? I have a healthy diet, confused?
Diabetes: Hi. Hi blood glucose levels are diabetes. Diabetes is not caused by alcoholic beverages (although we always advise against alcoholism, if that's a problem for you). Getting diabetes can occur in people living a very healthy lifestyle (usually type 1 in these cases, which can occur at any age). Type 2 usually is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, but not always. Treat yur diabetes aggressively ...Read more
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