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Is It Possible For Someone To Have Abnormally High Plasma Glucose Concentration And Yet Not Have Glycosuria
Is it possible for someone to have an abnormally high plasma glucose concentration but not have glycosuria?
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
Yes: Hi. Carbohydrates are polymers of sugars, and get broken down to sugars (except fibers, which are carbohydrates humans can't break down). If you're not diabetic, a "large" carb intake won't produce a "large" increase in blood glucose, but it can if you're diabetic. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more
Why would a patient with pancreatic cancer show increased levels of plasma glucose concentrations?
Is it true that during a large meal there is a large rise in blood glucose concentration and a small production?
Monitor Control: Blood sugar can change from one point in time to the next. A hba1c won't elaborate on what got it there. Testing blood sugars allows patients and doctors to decide how to adjust medication or when one needs to start taking medication. Particularly at the extremes, knowing blood sugar can prevent trouble with very high or low blood sugars. ...Read more
Post prandial: After eating, there's an inevitable mild blood sugar increase as glucose enters the system, but normally this increase is physiological and expected. It is also short-lived. It signals the body that fuel is available so that other hormones can be released to help use and store the intake of energy. ...Read more
Hormones: Called counter regulatory hormones tend to resist the severe drop of bs. Such hormones include cortiol, Epinephrine and growth hormone. You also have the liver act as a reservoir of glycogen that can be broken down into glucose in times of need such as acute hypoglycemia or during prolonged fasting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have GTT test. Blood glucose normal. O hour and 1 hour urine glucose negative but 2 hour urine glucose is trace. False positive or renal glycosuria?
My mean plasma glucose is 111; hba1c is 5.3. My doctor said i don't have diabetes, but isn't my glucose high?
No: A1c between5.7 to 6.5 indicated pre diabetes. > 6.5 indicates diabetes. Having said that diabetes is more like a gradient disease- by that what i mean is with an a1c of 5.3 your risk of diabetes is slightly higher than a person with a1c of 4.8. Life style modifications with diet and exercise will decrease this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: Fasting glucose of 6 mmol/l is equal to 108 mg/dl which put you in the pre-diabetes range (100-125 mg/dl). If this is the first time you see this, repeat it again to see if this was not just a lab error. If you truly worries about diabetes, ask for a a1c test on the next blood draw as well. This test is more stable and give an average of your last 3 month blood sugar. ...Read more
Impaired Tolerance: A blood sugar of 179 mg/ dl 2 hours after a meal or ogtt is in the diagnostic range of impaired glucose tolerance, pre-diabetes. This condition places patients at high risk for developing diabetes and is treated by physicians. Lifestyle modification is the most important aspect of treatment in order to avoid further progression to disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor , I am 43 yrs old n my fasting plasma glucose is 102mg/dl and my post lunch plasma glucose is 149mg/dl, is it normal?
FASTING: Your fasting bs is normal, although some physicians believe that it should be under 95. A 2 hours post pandrial bs ideally should be under 120. A level of 149 is slightly elevated but not to be concerned. ...Read more