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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

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

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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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be.

If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes.

Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar?
Are you really weighing it? ...Read more

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At fasting blood glucose is 4.75 taken sugar after 2 hours then glucose is 4.74?

At fasting blood glucose is 4.75 taken sugar after 2 hours then glucose is 4.74?

Normal: Both levels are normal. Blood sugar levels can remain very stable no matter what you eat when you have a normal pancreas. ...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?

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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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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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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Normal range for blood glucose?

70-100: Normally a range between 70 and 100 is ideal. ...Read more

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What does 245 blood glucose mean?

What does 245 blood glucose mean?

High blood glucose: Hi. A whole blood or serum glucose of 245 is high. If you weren't previously diagnosed with diabetes, you are now. If you're a known diabetic, that value would be considered above goal for tight control (not all patients are candidates for tight control, however). You don't give us much info, so I can't be more specific. ...Read more

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How do you test your blood glucose?

How do you test your blood glucose?

Glucometer: Using a meter which reads sugar levels from blood, a glucometer, patients will prick a finger with a special lancing device to get a drop of blood on a test strip which goes into the glucometer. ...Read more

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What are the best blood glucose results?

What are the best blood glucose results?

Blood sugar levels.: For fasting glucose, up to 100 normal, 101-125 prediabetes and 126 and up diabetes. For A1C, up to 5.6% normal, 5.7-6.4% prediabetes, 6.5% and up consistent with diabetes. Blood sugar should be lower than 140 two hours after eating. This is for someone who isn't diabetic. For diabetics, finger sticks should be 90-135. ...Read more

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How bad is 460 for blood glucose reading?

Out of control: Treat the person, not the number -- but this is a blood glucose that reflects serious troubles. This may herald ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar nonketotic coma, or just mean somebody's really not got the diabetes under good control. ...Read more

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Help please! is blood glucose of 180 high?

Help please! is blood glucose of 180 high?

Yes: I'm assuming the units are the standard mg/dl. Anyone with even one such reading while not gravely sick with something else should be seen by their physican pronto. ...Read more

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How would someone check my blood glucose?

How would  someone check my blood glucose?

Finger stick: With the new blood glucose monitoring kits out there you only need a very small drop of blood to accurately measure blood sugar. Usually there is a lancet containing a very small pin to prick the side of your finger and get a small drop of blood. This drop of blood is used to test your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Why wont my blood glucose number go above 100?

Why wont my blood glucose number go above 100?

You're normal : That means your pancreas is healthy and is making the appropriate amount of Insulin and your muscles and liver are responding appropriately. ...Read more

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Can high blood glucose cause you to gain weight?

No, it's: The other way around. Weight gain leads to high blood sugar. You need education, diet, exercise and weight loss before problems get much worse over time. ...Read more

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What's a good target range for fasting blood glucose?

Ranges: Normal blood sugars run under 100 fasting. Anything over 128 is considered diabetes. Between 100- 120 is considered fairly reasonable control for most diabetics.Oftentimes people on oral medication are controlled better than people on insulin. Only your doctor can give you the range that is right for you because there are many factors involved on our target selection. ...Read more

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What is the normal whole fasting blood glucose?Thank you.

Fasting sugar: A normal fasting sugar level is less than 100 mg/dl. 100-125 is considered pre-diabetes if persistent. The diagnosis is made on blood test and not through a home glucometer. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have blood glucose as high as 868?

What should I do when I have blood glucose as high as 868?

Help is needed ASAP: I think this is urgent enough that a person should call 911 or find someone nearby to take him to er. Driving in such an unstable state is not recommended. It is important that someone take the glucose monitor to the er so it can be checked and calibrated for accuracy. Hyperglycemia like this is something to be taken seriously; admission to treat it and to learn ways to prevent it may be needed. ...Read more

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How high can a person's blood glucose go, into the 1000's?

I've seen a: Glucose as high as 2, 500 in someone who survived the episode. After your glucose reaches 400, it can go up very quickly due to dehydration -- so 3000 would be potentially possible. Hopefully you're not trying to set a record......... ...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