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What is the best method to lower blood glucose levels down without using insulin?

What is the best method to lower blood glucose levels down without using insulin?

Exercise: Aerobic exercise will help lower your blood glucose levels almost right away and the effect will last for a few hours. There are many medications available which may be appropriate depending on your clinical circumstance. ...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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Blood glucose levels of 243. Is this normal?

Blood glucose levels of 243. Is this normal?

Diabetes: A lab glucose drawn out of a vein that is 200 or above is diagnostic of diabetes - no matter when it is drawn. Get an appointment to see your doctor soon for evaluation, education, instruction and probable medication. Also, get on a weight reduction program. ...Read more

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What should my goals be for blood glucose levels?

See below:: For diabetics your age: fasting 80-100 bedtime < 140 2hr after eating < 140 a1c < 7.0% (some off Insulin would set it at <6.5). ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my blood glucose levels?

Best advice is to: Form a plan with a doctor and dietician: diet, exercise, and medication. Not a do-it-yourself project. ...Read more

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Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

Can boost really help control blood glucose levels?

No: It's just an attempt by companies making tube feeding to make extra cash by selling unnecessary bottled "nutrition" to unsuspecting consumers who would be better off eating quality food instead. All it "boosts" is their profits. ...Read more

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Recently blood glucose levels for non fasting males?

Normal fasting: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes.Org for info. ...Read more

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How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

How can I keep my blood glucose levels under control?

Complex Carbohydrate: Focus on 5 to 6 small meals a day composed of protein & complex carbohydrates. Avoid simple sugars. Most importantly exercise --- it will make your muscles more sensitive to Insulin & they will take up any excess sugar from the blood stream. ...Read more

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What is a normal fluctuation for blood glucose levels?

Quite a lot: Fasting sugars range from 70mg to 100mg. After meals the sugar levels go up substantially anywhere from 100mg to 140mg...So there is a lot of variation among different folks' sugar levels based on what they eat and how their body handles the sugar in the body. ...Read more

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Can you tell me where does blood glucose levels occur?

Don't understand: Blood sugar is present continuously or else you'd be dead. It's controlled by thousands of complicated factors working together to try and keep it normal no matter what you do to your body. ...Read more

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Is it good if I have blood glucose levels from 50 to 75?

Is it good if I have blood glucose levels from 50 to 75?

Are you diabetic?: Hi. If you're a tightly controlled diabetic, it's expected to have glucose values in that range, but not all of them! Depending on what diabetes drugs you take, your risk of hypoglycemia could be higher if you're in the 50-75 range. I'm doing a lot of guessing, which I don't like to do. If you're NOT diabetic, your sugars in the 50-75 range are NORMAL. ...Read more

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What could happen if your blood glucose levels get too high?

What could happen if your blood glucose levels get too high?

Many consequences: You can get dehydrated with very high blood sugar. This can lead to fatigue, dizziness, confusion... At high enough number, you can get very confused, go into coma and if not treated correctly and timely, death can occur. The first thing to do if your bs start climbing is to start drinking water, then seek help (call physician...). ...Read more

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How can I increase my blood glucose levels if I have to fast?

How can I increase my blood glucose levels if I have to fast?

Fasting w/ diabetes: It can be a problem. If you drop into sig. Hypoglycemia then your only option is to eat or drink some glucose (sugar). Or you could use a Glucagon pen. But we save that for severe hypoglycemia. Your best bet is to reduce your Insulin doses or diabetic meds the night before to prevent the lows in the first place. Or ask your doctor if a direct, non-fasting LDL cholesterol is an option. ...Read more

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Could fasting for 15 hrs make my blood glucose levels more elevated than normal?

Could fasting for 15 hrs make my blood glucose levels more elevated than normal?

Blood glucose : On the contrary, if you fast for 15 hours your blood glucose level is more likely to be lower. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some effective ways of lowering my blood glucose levels?

It depends on your c: It depends on your current condition. If you do not have diabetes, then weight reduction by eating less and increased exercise is the best way to reduce borderline(prediabetes) type of problems. Once a diagnosis of diabetes has been made, then you have to use medicines either pills or Insulin to lower your suagr. You need to have your doctor monitor you and guide you for proper medical control of. ...Read more

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Why wouldnon-fasting blood glucose levels be quite higher than fasting levels & how to improve?

Because your sugar: Goes up when you eat. This is the first defect noted in overweight people developing type 2 diabetes. You need diet, exercise and weight loss, a visit to your doctor, education, monitoring and almost certainly whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate. ...Read more

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Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Involved in maintaining blood glucose levels?

Blood glucose levels: I would recommend the following: 1: Check blood sugar before breakfast 2: Document what diabetes medication you take before breakfast 3: Document what you ate for breakfast and any snacks between breakfast and lunch 4: Check blood sugar before lunch. The two blood sugar values should be about 50 mg, or less, different from each other. Also go on-line to NuVal.com ...Read more

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What to do if i know that high glucose levels in the blood damages nerves, but why is this?

High glucose: Causes diabetes complications through many pathways, all of which are reduced or reversed by glucose control. Check diabetes.Org or your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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How is energy related to blood glucose levels?

Glucose metabolism: Glucose is the fuel for all cells. Low glucose levels mean not enough fuel for cells. Insulin is what makes the glucose enter a cell. If you have Insulin deficiency (type 1) or if there is Insulin resistance (type 2) -again glucose levels are high in the blood but not able to enter the cells (again the cells are starved for glucose)-one would feel tired ...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