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Had lap band surgery. Why low blood sugar results?

Had lap band surgery. Why low blood sugar results?

Check meds: If you are taking diabetic meds they need to be dosed by a physician. Otherwise low blood sugar isn't a bad thing as long as its more than 45. My sugar is steady at 48-50. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more


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Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015, HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015,psa total 0.5 at6/4/2015.IS DAD diabetic?

Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015, HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015,psa total 0.5 at6/4/2015.IS DAD diabetic?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the lab results do not indicate diabetes. He is likely not even pre-diabetic. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Lap = gastric: Lap band and gastric band are the same. Band over bypass is done when some doctors place the band around the gastric pouch after a gastric bypass. Our group has stopped offering band over bypass due to high rate of erosion and the fact that the bans can't be placed between the pouch and the small intestine. ...Read more

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A1c 5.5. Fasting gluc 109 (111 3 months prior). Fingerstick tests at home ALWAYS under 85 upon wake up. My GP says I'm "pre-diabetic." Thoughts?

A1c 5.5.  Fasting gluc 109 (111 3 months prior).  Fingerstick tests at home ALWAYS under 85 upon wake up.  My GP says I'm "pre-diabetic."  Thoughts?

Prediabetes: The diagnosis of "pre-diabetes" is probably based on your fasting blood glucose level being over 100. If you have a family history of diabetes, that increases the likelihood that you have pre-diabetes. Your HgbA1c is well within normal limits. Interestingly, your fasting blood sugar levels are normal at home, which makes pre-diabetes less likely. Regular exercise can prevent progression to DM. ...Read more

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Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,he made diabetic diet: HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015,.IS DAD diabetic?

Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,he made diabetic diet: HbA1C was 6.0 & FBS 84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial 63 at 4/4/2015,.IS DAD diabetic?

A1c: If Dad is not taking any insulin he is doing just fine. On the assumption that he is not taking and medicine for diabetes he is OK. If he is on medication for diabetes he should slow down his meds by 50%. PS: If anything, Dad is not a "diabetic". That is a silly term. In type 2 diabetes the theme is "I have diabetes" and the end result is "I am going to beat it!" ...Read more

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Is lap band surgery safe?

Is lap band surgery safe?

Yes: Lap band surgery is a safe alternative to gastric bypass for weight loss. ...Read more

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Can fasting glucose reading be greater than pp in non diabetic person Two readings 108/84 99/94 First is fasting reading Hb1ac - 5.3 ?

Diabetic: Have you previously been diagnosed with diabetes.? Your numbers suggest you do not have diabetes. 108/84 and 99/94 values are normal. Did your doctor tell you to check your blood sugar regularly? Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?

Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?

HbA1C: HbA1C levels of 6.2 and 6.0 with normal fasting blood sugar and low 2 hour postprandial blood sugar suggest an increased risk for diabetes. These numbers are not diagnostic of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

No: A lap band is a device that wraps around the top of your stomach used to treat obesity. A fundoplication wraps the top of your stomach around itself to treat reflux. ...Read more

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A2 hrs after meal my blood glucose reading is 17?

A2 hrs after meal my blood glucose reading is 17?

Very low: Would be concerned the machine you are using or the test strips you are using are not working properly. With a blood sugar of 17 you would not be conscious. Please have your testing device and strips checked. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Yes it is: Please keep in mind that in addition to the laparoscopic band, the sleeve gastrectomy represents a good alternative option. They have been doing the band in europe since 1992 and by early 2000's many bands were being removed due to long term complications. Please so your homework and discuss the sleeve with your surgeon, it doesn't mean it is the best option for you but at least learn about it. ...Read more

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Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90,is dad diabetic or prediabetic?

Dads HbA1C was 6.2 & FBS 90,is dad diabetic or prediabetic?

Based on: The American Diabetes Association criteria, that's a normal fasting blood sugar but a prediabetes range of hbA1c. Neither are close to a diabetes range diagnosis. ...Read more

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How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

Malabsorption: The lap band is a device placed to make the stomach seem smaller thus allowing you to eat less and feel satisfied. With the bypass, a surgeon creates a smaller stomach by cutting which has a similar effect. Additionally, the intestines are cut and rerouted so that the upper segment is "bypassed". This decreases the absorption of food which leads to faster and relatively easier weight loss. ...Read more

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My glucose fasting is 98, post prandial 162 hb A1c 6.7.Triglyceride 184 HDL 32 LDL 66 total cholesterol 135.I have gallbladder stone of 9mm.Suggest m?

My glucose fasting is 98, post prandial 162 hb A1c 6.7.Triglyceride 184 HDL 32 LDL 66 total cholesterol 135.I have  gallbladder stone of 9mm.Suggest m?

Gallstones: Your diabetes does not seem to be an issue here. The advise of what to do depends on whether you are having symptoms related to gallstones. If you have no symptoms then there is nothing that needs to be done currently. If you have symptoms then gallbladder removal maybe an option. Best to discuss with your primary doctor or see a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Did fasting lipidp totalC 191, LDL 102, HDL 80, nonHDL 2.4. Q's:can HDL that is too high be a Problem I.e.80? Would ttalC 191 b better lowr?& nonHDL rnge says 60-130 mine ws 2.4! What does that mean?

Did fasting lipidp totalC 191, LDL 102, HDL 80, nonHDL 2.4. Q's:can HDL that is too high be a Problem I.e.80? Would ttalC 191 b better lowr?& nonHDL rnge says 60-130 mine ws 2.4! What does that mean?

No.: Your HDl cannot be too high. The higher the better. Your total is higher because it is included in a complex formula which contains your high HDL. Your lipid profile is excellent! Don't stress. That being said, if there is early cardiovascular disease in your family you may want to discuss other markers for cardiovascular risk including but not limited to an NMR lipid screening. ...Read more

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My fasting triglyceride is 78 and fasting glucose is 89, but A1c is 5.7. Normal BMI. Any significance to A1C?

My fasting triglyceride is 78 and fasting glucose is 89, but A1c is 5.7.  Normal BMI.  Any significance to A1C?

Normal...: A hemoglobin A1C of less than 6 is considered normal so there is no need for concern. It would need to be at least 6.5 to diagnose diabetes. I hope this is helpful! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Blood glucose fasting 125 hb1ac 6% pancreatic amylase 23 (nor 30-110) bmi 30 almost bedridden due to L3 L4 operation pls adv 2 STOP PROGRESSION TO DM?

Blood glucose fasting 125
hb1ac 6%
pancreatic amylase 23 (nor 30-110)
bmi 30
almost bedridden due to L3 L4 operation 
pls adv 2 STOP PROGRESSION TO DM?

Diet is the key: I understand your exercise is limited, so your next step is diet. Do an internet search for a BMR calculator to determine how many calories you can eat a day to maintain your weight and be sure not to eat more than that. Low carbohydrates is also important to keep blood sugars lower. Also, talk to your doctor to see if/when you would need to start a medication to help with your blood sugars. ...Read more

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What are the normal. Costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgeries?

What are the normal. Costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgeries?

Hospital accountant: The hospital accountant office were the surgery would be performed can inform you of the approximate cost for each procedure. Cost will vary by hospital and country. ...Read more

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