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Is A Blood Sugar Of 233 Bad
70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...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
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
Age29.weight 110. my blood glucose fasting should be 74-106 but report is 109.so is it ok or I have sugar. And if it is not good then is it curabable?
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
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)
Probably: Although these glucose values seem high, your glucose level after a meal varies with what you ate, how fast, the speed of your GI tract at digestion, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether your post meal sugars are too high. If you are testing your sugars because you have diabetes, or are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and pre-meal, and also follow your a1c. ...Read more
NO: Normal 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 fo. ...Read more
Complications: In a diabetic a high blood sugar on a short time basis is a signal to change your treatment regimen. If it remains high on a steadier basis it will promote the development of the complications in the eyes, kidneys, circulation, heart, etc. High blood sugar by itself is detrimental to many of the body's organs and makes the diabetes more difficult to treat. ...Read more
Worrisome: This is not an uncommon level for the presenting lab work of a new diabetic. It will guide the treating docs to make certain adjustments in fluid treatments and Insulin dosing, usually by continuous drip. After a few days of close monitoring the work shifts to diabetic education. If this happens to a known diabetic, some work on complying with treatment is in order. ...Read more
No: Low blood surgar is dangerous as the brain and then other parts of the body are no longer able to function. Patients may become somewhat irritable and jittery and what they say often fails to make sense. They will often pass out and only if given glucose or glucagon will they survive. This is very dangerous. Make sure the intake of carbohydrate is adequate. Diabetics getting too much insulin same. ...Read more
Dangerously high: See or contact your doctor immediately or get medical attention at an er. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: Forget the "scale of 1 to 10". I am going to assume that that this is not a lab error, something drawn while you were gravely sick, or drawn from below an IV infusing glucose. If I'm right, and it's mg/dL, then you have diabetes and you are very seriously sick. If you value your health (brain, feet, not being in serious pain) in fifteen years, manage your disease like an adult. ...Read more
Low blood sugar:
You MUST have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will get some help there but you will be sent to the primary doctor. Do not delay!
Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
I am a type 1 diabetic. I exercise at least 5 nights a week and I wake up with bad blood sugars.?
Pathophysiology: While exercise is helpful in everyone, it's not the main treatment for you. You are a type 1 diabetic, so you have diabetes because your body is not making enough insulin. The main treatment is to find the right Insulin regimen for you. If you wake up with bad sugars, it might be because your basal rate is too low, not because you are not exericising enough or eat the right food. ...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
Depends: Hi. Are you a diabetic on drugs that lower blood sugar? If you're not diabetic and not on drugs that lower blood sugar, 53 is normal and fine, and will never cause you a problem. If you're a diabetic on insulin, the insulin you take be shot is not regulated in response to your blood sugar, and can make your blood sugar go dangerously low. So, no diabetes or diabetes drugs? No problem. ...Read more
Low blood sugar: Your blood glucose level is 3 mmol, or 54 mg/dl, which is too low and had hypoglycemia (h). If you are a diabetic taking meds to lower your glucose, speak to the physician who ordered these for you to reduce your dose. On meds, your sugar should be between 80-150. Speak to your to doctor about preventing h from happening again. ...Read more
Unclear info: Please provide the complete result with the units of measure. What you provided is not consistent with the usual measure in the USA. ...Read more
Neither: It depends upon whether it was drawn from a vein or finger stick, and whether it was fasting or after a meal. Fasting, it would indicate early prediabetes in someone who is overweight. Use diet, exercise, weight loss to reduce your glucose and check w/your doctor and diabetes/org. ...Read more