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What part of body can be used to prick for testing blood glucose level?

What part of body can be used to prick for testing blood glucose level?

Any part: The finger is normally used because it is easy, but anywhere you can stab and get blood will work. ...Read more

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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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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Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl.com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to.
The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl.com/h8h29fj ...Read more

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Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarction: There is a lot of information linking blood glucose and cerebral infarction and there are a lot of possibilities.

In "PubMed" there are 315 related articles published in the last five years. Too many to read and understand.

Start at Wikipedia and look for "diabetes and cerebral infarction".

May take some reading but will answer your question. ...Read more

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Can you please define high blood glucose level?

Can you please define high blood glucose level?

Anything above norma: Anything above normal. Diabetes is diagnosed by a glucose above 200 at any time or situation; a fasting (no food for 8 hours or more) greater than 100; a two hour post-meal glucose greater than 130-140. All of these are blood drawn in a lab, not finger sticks. An hba1c test of 6.5 or greater is also diagnostic for diabetes. For more info go to diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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After a major motor vehicle crash my blood glucose level was elevated, why?

After a major motor vehicle crash my blood glucose level was elevated, why?

Adrenalin: When we are in an accident or in pain our body responds by increasing the output of adrenaline. Adrenaline mobilizes sugar into the bloodstream so that our muscles can use it if we are in a situation where we need to escape danger. Blood sugars are always high after an accident so don't worry but get your sugar checked by your doctor to make sure you do not have early diabetes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood glucose level is 112 and hemoglobin A1c is 6.8, is it high?

What can I do if my blood glucose level is 112 and hemoglobin A1c is 6.8, is it high?

High glucose: Both are high. The glucose (presumably fasting) says "impaired fasting glucose", and the a1c says "diabetes".
Time to get serious about weight, diet, exercise. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My father's age is 73. Suffering from diabetes 20 years. His blood glucose level fluctuating from low to high in a single day. What is the remedy?

My father's age is 73. Suffering from diabetes 20 years. His blood glucose level fluctuating from low to high in a single day. What is the remedy?

No cure: It is Dad's responsibility to manage his diabetes as long as he is in charge of his health. The only thing you can really do in this situation is to offer to exercise as a family. Inform yourself about his diabetes and what he should be doing, and perhaps get guidance from his physician, but ultimately compliance and good control rests with Dad. I am glad you care for him and wish you the best. ...Read more

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I’m 49 with high blood pressure, checked my glucose level before meal and was 6.4. Is my reading high? Should I need to see my GP?

I’m 49 with high blood pressure, checked my glucose level before meal and was 6.4. Is my reading high? Should I need to see my GP?

Yes you should: This value that you reported does not have any units with it....please recheck the report and see if it is AIC level which is an indirect test for diabetes. it is better to get a fasting Blood sugar test also. That will make it easier for your GP to confirm if you have Pre-diabetes. If your fasting Glucose level is >100mg, that means you have an abnormal blood sugar which requires medical attentio ...Read more

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Can hemodialysis affect blood glucose level?

Can hemodialysis affect blood glucose level?

Hemodialysis: Hemodialysis really should not affect your blood sugars. Insulin will last longer in your blood stream as kidneys fail so often Insulin requirements decrease with worsening kidney function. Peritoneal dialysis (where the fluid uses is high is dextrose aka sugar) can raise blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Is a resting blood glucose level of 115 bad?

Is a resting blood glucose level of 115 bad?

No: It depends on the time the blood sugar was checked after your meal. Normal blood sugar in a non diabetic should be between 70 - 100mg/dl and 1 to 2 hours after a meal should be less than 100. Morning levels should also be below 100mg/dl ...Read more

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Can death result from low blood glucose level?

Can death result from low blood glucose level?

Yes : It isn't common, but it can happen particularly among those on anti diabetic agents, especially insulin. Certain metabolic disorders and specific hormone deficiencies can make some more prone to hypoglycemia. There are also other reasons. ...Read more

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How to increase blood glucose level and run well?

How to increase blood glucose level and run well?

Some simple steps: A fueling strategy to optimize running requires focusing on 3 parts. Prior to the run, make sure you are eating enough carbs by including complex carbs in your diet. During a run of longer than an hour, consider refueling with gels, sports drink, or any other source of simple sugar (jelly beans). Within 30 min of finishing, refuel. Chocolate milk is the right mix of carb and protein. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a low blood glucose level?

What are the causes of a low blood glucose level?

Increase Insulin: People with diabetes have increase tendency for hypo glycemia specially if they do not eat regularly after taking their medication. Overdose of Insulin or other diabetes medications. Tumor of pencreas causing over secretion of insuline. ...Read more

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Is 124 blood glucose level considered prediabetes?

Is 124 blood glucose level considered prediabetes?

I would guess: That it definitely yes. Wise up before it is too late and get rid of all that sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What's normal blood glucose level in a non diabetic person?

What's normal blood glucose level in a non diabetic person?

Normal blood sugar : Essentially: fasting blood sugar should be 65-99 mg/dl; 2 hours following a meal or oral glucose challenge: blood sugar should be < 140 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What would cause cortisone and blood glucose level elevation?

Vague question: Cortisol and glucose go up when we are under stress is that is what you mean because they are part of our flee or attack response to stress. ...Read more

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What exactly is the normal blood glucose level for a 16 year old.?

It varies: A fasting blood glucose greater than or equal to 126 is considered a level of diabetes. Less than 45 is too low. A random glucose of greater than 200 is considered diabetic. ...Read more

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Can a blood glucose level steadily rise despite efforts to exercise and eat right?

Can a blood glucose level steadily rise despite efforts to exercise and eat right?

Possible diabetes: Blood sugars can rise for lots of reasons and not all of them are related to diet and exercise. It is possible that your pancreas is no longer producing enough insulin or that your body is producing too much of another substance that counteracts insulin. You should probably see your doctor ...Read more

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Is a person with a sub-optimal blood glucose level required to take diabetic medicine?

Depends : Life style modification and diet modification is the initial management . If indicated then meds. ...Read more

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What does fpg reading of 131 blood glucose level mean ? I was not fasting yhough, when blood samples were taken

What does fpg reading of 131 blood glucose level mean ? I was not fasting yhough, when blood samples were taken

Nothing specifically: It depends on when you ate last. If it were fasting it might be significant. If you are worried about diabetes or hypoglycemia, ask your doctor for a specific test. ...Read more

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I am a type 2 diabetic. I tested my blood glucose level afterdinner. One meter showed 111 while the other showed 123.Which one is correct?

Glucometer: On average, the glucometer results are 95% aaccurate. My advice will be to consider the higher value as more reliable result. ...Read more

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I'm 18 yrs old, 42kg height 5'2 I've 5.1 fasting blood glucose level, is this normal or something to be worried about.What food should I avoid thanku?

I'm 18 yrs old, 42kg height 5'2 I've 5.1 fasting blood glucose level, is this normal or something to be worried about.What food should I avoid thanku?

Normal: If you meant 5.1 mmol/l ( ~ 92 mg/dl), that is fine, the problem is your weight rather, seems that you're too weight conscious, just eat healthy, if you still are underweight, you still need to see an endocrinologist , you need an evaluation, maybe your thyroid or it is just your built, wish you wellness ...Read more

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How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

Needs education: Someone expert needed to show you practically and ask you to do it in front of him/her. Attending diabetic classes with education is very helpful. Also machines are different and education on each of those can be different. ...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