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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Have High Plasma Glucose Concentration But Not Have Glycosuria

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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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Could a large carb intake cause a large increase in plasma glucose concentration?

Could a large carb intake cause a large increase in plasma glucose concentration?

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

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What could cause plasma glucose to be 10 - 15% higher than whole blood glucose concentration?

What could cause plasma glucose to be 10 - 15% higher than whole blood glucose concentration?

Proportions : Plasma has more liquid in it than whole blood. Glucose is dissolved mostly in the plasma component of blood. Whole blood has less of the liquid in it and therefore will have a lower glucose concentration than plasma. ...Read more

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Why would a patient with pancreatic cancer show increased levels of plasma glucose concentrations?

Why would a patient with pancreatic cancer show increased levels of plasma glucose concentrations?

Sometimes: Yes, because pancreas contain cells that produce insulin. If the cancer is advanced enough, these cells too get affected. But these are general statements that the possibility exists. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What's the reason for the increase of glucose concentration throughout the day?

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

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What's the mechanism that prevent glucose concentration dropping too low?

What's the mechanism that prevent glucose concentration dropping too low?

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 more

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Why do diabetics need to know their blood glucose concentration?

Why do diabetics need to know their blood glucose concentration?

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

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What are the urine findings be for someone with a 500 glucose concentration?

What are the urine findings be for someone with a 500 glucose concentration?

You would see: A lot of glucose in the urine and a higher urine volume. Forget the urine for now, however. If your glucose is 500, you need to seed immediate medical attention and get on proper therapy to lower your glucose to safer and more normal levels. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Sugar In Urine (Definition)

Glucose in urine also known as 'glycosuria' is mostly seen in diabetes mellitus with elevated blood sugar. Very very rarely ( 1 in 1000 or even less) it is seen in a defect of kidney ...Read more