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How To Lower Blood Glucose With Insulin
Talk to your doc: Everyone response differently to insulin. Usually it's a trial and error to find out how much 1 u of Insulin will drop your blood sugar. The only way to know is to keep close track of your blood sugar. The doctor who put you on Insulin should follow your log book and be able to answer your question above. ...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
Helps use sugar: Insulin causes the cells to take up sugar from the blood allowing the body to use or store the sugar. If you have diabetes, depending on the type, you either don't make Insulin or are resistant to its use. You may then use Insulin injections to treat the elevated blood glucose levels associated with diabetes. ...Read more
Diabetes: Your fasting sugar and a1c indicate poor control of diabetes. For type 2 diabetes there are several options for med combinations. Your doctor can counsel you on which meds are optimal to bring the numbers down, and Insulin is certainly an option for non-oral management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have frequent low blood sugar attacks, even when my sugar level is at 100. Glucose fixes the attacks. My fasting insulin is 30. Whats wrong with me?
Low at 100?: If you have attacks like this while your blood sugar is 100 mg/dl, it isn't low blood sugar attacks. If you have documented low blood sugars following food, this is very common amongst people with Insulin resistance and risk for type 2 dm. Please discuss with your doctor. A nutrition consult should help to direct you toward more low glycemic index foods. What's your hba1c? Are you on meds? ...Read more
What's your question: Why was your serum Insulin checked in first place? What's the reference range given for insulin? How did your ordering physician interpret test for you? Why was blood drawn after a meal b/c you need to be fasting in order to calculate your homa-ir? As you can see, too many questions need to be addressed before we even get to your question, whatever it is! ...Read more
Varies: The answer depends on many things, including what risk factors you currently have (obesity, metabolic syndrome, family history of diabetes...) just because you have a normal random blood sugar does not rule out Insulin resistance. Your body might keep your bs normal at the expense of very high level of Insulin in early diabetes. You need to measure glucose, Insulin and c-peptide level as a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO!: Hi. No, pumps only do what you, the user and programmer, tell them to. There is one pump out now in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that has an insulin suspend function, but that's still a far cry from automatic control. At this point, CGM is FAR MORE beneficial to the diabetic than a pump. Be patient...the fully automatic pump will come in our lifetime. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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