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Doctor insights on: Hypoglycemia Blood Sugar Levels Chart

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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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Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

Do abnormally low blood sugar levels mean I have hypoglycemia?

Yes.: Hypoglycemia is abnormally low blood sugar levels. Though laboratories have different cut-offs, usually a blood sugar less than 70 mg/dl is considered low. Normally, the body regulates blood sugar to prevent extremely high or low blood sugar. There are some serious and some not so serious causes for hypoglycemia, and a thorough evaluation with appropriate testing is in order. ...Read more

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Can there be a threshold blood sugar level for hypoglycemia diagnosis?

Can there be a threshold blood sugar level for hypoglycemia diagnosis?

Hypoglycemia: A blood sugar below 80 should prompt an evaluation of the trend, active insulin, and recent dietary intake. A blood sugar below 60 should be treated. Eating small amounts more frequently and avoid foods with high glycemic index (potato chips, cake, frosting) they spike your metabolic response and a few hours later you experience low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat if you have hypoglycemia to sustain blood sugar levels?

Which foods should you eat if you have hypoglycemia to sustain blood sugar levels?

Healthy food, less r: Eat healthy food. If you're on diabetes medication, then you need less. Talk with your doctor. If you don't have diabetes and aren't taking medication to lower your glucose, then you don't have hypoglycemia. You just have a natural lowering of high glucose to normal, which causes your symptoms. Weight loss and a better diet will stop the symptoms. Don't worry, symptoms won't hurt you. ...Read more

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Confused about hypoglycemia, I have low blood sugar level but the doctor told me to not eat any sugar?

Confused about hypoglycemia, I have low blood sugar level but the doctor told me to not eat any sugar?

He likely diagnosed: Late [4-6 hour] after-eating low blood sugar
-occurs because you lost 'first-phase Insulin release [ patients at risk for diabetes]

with this, sugar rises, get increased second phase release of Insulin, and, especially with sweets at prior meal, causes a mismatch of food absorbed and Insulin level, causing hypoglycemia 4-6 hours after eating
responds to avoiding sweets but incretins
will work. ...Read more

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How much should you weigh to donate blood? Is it still safe if you suffer from hypoglycemia and low sugar levels?

How much should you weigh to donate blood? Is it still safe if you suffer from hypoglycemia and low sugar levels?

It depends: Only the blood bank can help you to address these issues. So stop by and they will check you. If you are healthy, you can donate blood. Otherwise you need a medical exam for your problems that you have expressed concerns about. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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)

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)

Sugar: 42 M: 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) ANS: This will depend on how large you are but not likely to increase BS. Easy to test in you. Let us know. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can stress effect blood sugar levels - lowering them? Not diabetic. Usual breakfast of miniwheats giving me reactive hypoglycemia all week.

Can stress effect blood sugar levels - lowering them? Not diabetic. Usual breakfast of miniwheats giving me reactive hypoglycemia all week.

Stress increases: Glucose. I have never seen a real case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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How do I check my blood sugar levels?

How do I check my blood sugar levels?

Home glucometer: If you have diabetes or concerns about blood sugar, your doctor can either give you or prescribe a home glucometer to check your own blood sugars. A prescription for glucometer strips and lancing needles is necessary. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

Diet/exercise: And weight loss will work naturally if you have type 2 diabetes. Otherwise your doctor will need to prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What to eat to control blood sugar levels?

What to eat to control blood sugar levels?

No magic foods: Eat a healthy, well balanced diet with reduced caloric intake and extra exercise. Diet, exercise and weight loss will definitely help with type 2 (or even type 1) diabetes -- it's the cornerstone of therapy. However, most people will need medication to help control their blood sugar. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How to decrease blood sugar levels instantly?

How to decrease blood sugar levels instantly?

See details: You control diabetes by diet and medications. There are no quick fixes. If your blood sugar is consistently high, you need to speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What're some foods that lower blood sugar levels?

What're some foods that lower blood sugar levels?

None: Foods which may have a more moderate impact on blood sugar are those with more fiber and less starch/sugar. The longer the digestive process, the less the blood sugar peaks in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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What would happen to you if your body could not regulate blood sugar levels?

It's called diabetes: It's called diabetes, and it will kill you if not treated properly. ...Read more

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What is a high blood sugar level?

What is a high blood sugar level?

As defined below: Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is
prediabetes.

Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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After delivery blood sugar levels?

In general will drop: Immediately after delivery, the placental hormones drop. This causes a sharp decrease in the need for insulin. Unfortunately, Insulin levels are not as quick to drop. This relative increase in Insulin levels causes blood glucose levels to drop after delivery. ...Read more

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What causes low blood sugar levels?

What causes low blood sugar levels?

Low blood sugar: It could be:

1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely
2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK - less likely.

You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...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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Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Diabetes is bad!: Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function properly over time, most importantly the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.

This needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively for prevention of damage to these organs! ...Read more

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245 blood sugar level is it dangerous?

NOT GOOD: Goal is 90-130 am, 90-150 2-4 hours later in day
none <80
if stays high, increases risk of complications of diabetes. ...Read more

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What is dangerously low blood sugar level?

Below 60 mg: Normal sugars run between 60-90mg. Most people develop symptoms of hypoglycemia as the blood sugar level gets down to 60mg or lower. Hypoglycemia is a dangerous condition. ...Read more

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Will a tomato raise my blood sugar level?

Will a tomato raise my blood sugar level?

No: Hi. No, a tomato is pretty close to a "free food" in diabetes. Small effect, but not much. ...Read more