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What is the diabetes diagnostic level of hba1c?

What is the diabetes diagnostic level of hba1c?

HgbA1c: Hgba1c is a numeric value that determines your average glucose over a 2-3 month period of time. The simplest way to understand hgba1c is to multiply its value x 22. That will give you your average glucose over a 2-3 month period. If your hgba1c is 6.0, then your average glucose is 132(6.0 x 22=132). ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Blood sugar diabetes at low of 4 mg?

Not sure: Please resubmit your question. I don't understand what you mean by a blood sugar of 4 mg. Thanks much. ...Read more

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What are the sugar levels of prediabetic and diabetic?

What are the sugar levels of prediabetic and diabetic?

See below:: Fasting levels: normal: < 110 prediabetic: >110<126 diabetic: >126 on 2 occasions. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

High blood sugars: Are = diabetes: fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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During fluid deprivation test, the ADH (vasopressin) level dropped down to 1/3 of pre test level and below reference values. Is that a sign of diabetes insipidus?

During fluid deprivation test, the ADH (vasopressin) level dropped down to 1/3 of pre test level and below reference values. Is that a sign of diabetes insipidus?

Not necessarily: The most important thing to be following in a water deprivation test is the urine and serum osmolality. If the serum osmolality rises above normal, but the urine osmolality does not rise significantly, you have diabetes insipidus. Measuring ADH (vasopressin) levels can be unreliable. ...Read more

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Is 118 of sugar levels high at 4am?is that considered diabetes

Is 118 of sugar levels high at 4am?is that considered diabetes

Impaired fasting glu: A fasting glucose of 118 is not normal, but not diabetes. It is called “impaired fasting glucose”. Normal is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or higher. With this condition there is a high chance of progressing to diabetes. You list fatty liver. This is often part of the picture of insulin resistance. Diet/exercise/weight loss is the best treatment at this time. Next would be metformin. ...Read more

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Does the length of fasting affect fasting glucose levels?

Does the length of fasting affect fasting glucose levels?

Fasting Glucose: There are variations based on length of fasting but basically the test is checking if you have normal regulation of your blood sugar - checks if it is too high while fasting (i.e. diabetes) or too low (i.e. hypoglycemia) or if it is within normal limits. Too short of a fasting time may reflect the food still being absorbed from the stomach/gut. If longer than recommended, not likely to matter. ...Read more

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How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

How are the hyperglycemia and lipidemia of insulin deficiency linked?

2 birds, 1 stone : Insulin is the main hormone necessary to keep blood sugar from going high. It brings glucose into cells for fuel. With Insulin deficiency the cells can't get their fuel properly and sugar levels in blood increase. Insulin is also one of the hormones necessary in fat metabolism. Insulin deficiency will negatively impact fat storage and metabolism resulting in increase of free fatty acids, etc. ...Read more

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Need ways to lower the level of triglycerides & higher the level of hdl-cholesterol?

Need ways to lower the level of triglycerides & higher the level of hdl-cholesterol?

Several options: Lower triglycerides can be done with several medicines from fish oil to medications called fibrates or niacin. Raising the HDL is not so easy. Sometimes diet, weight-loss and exercise help. Of the chol meds only niacine as a significant impact on increasing HDL but sometimes is not well tolerated due to se of flushing. ...Read more

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I have calcium level of 10.3, albumin level of 5.1, is the calcium high? I'm 22

I have calcium level of 10.3, albumin level of 5.1, is the calcium high? I'm 22

No, it's normal.: The level of calcium in the blood moves up and down with albumin, so your calcium is normal. The albumin level is higher than usual, most likely reflecting mild dehydration. Have a salty meal and drink water and this should correct. ...Read more

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What can cause tolerance breakdown of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

What can cause tolerance breakdown of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus?

Tolerance breakdown?: Not sure what you are referring to, "tolerance breakdown." ? Could you restate the question? If you are referring to an increase in Insulin requirements, this can occur in response to growth (child to adult), dietary changes, stress, weight gain. ...Read more

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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

Why is low blood sugar levels such  health risk in diabetes?

High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...Read more

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My glucose level high in spite of 60 u of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin 60u of novo rapid insulin 2000mg of metformin?

My glucose level  high in spite  of 60 u of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin 60u of novo rapid  insulin  2000mg of metformin?

Reevaluate: You might need another agent and work with your dietician to formulate a doable eating plan as well as see your exercise specialist to develop a program for you. Also make sure the areas that you are injecting do not have scars, knots... ...Read more

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What is the role of insulin in diabetes?

What is the  role of  insulin in diabetes?

Gets sugar in cells.: Insulin is the hormone secreted by the pancreas to get glucose inside the cells and out of the bloodstream. In diabetes type i, the beta-islet cell of the pancreas are destroyed, and no Insulin is secreted. This means glucose builds up in the blood and the cells don't get it, therefore they starve, and death results if untreated. So treatment is to give them insulin. ...Read more

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Are the peaks and valleys of sugar levels as drastic in diabetes II as diabetes i?

Are the peaks and valleys of sugar levels as drastic in diabetes II as diabetes i?

Usually not: Type 1 diabetics require Insulin and the peaks and valleys of blood sugar levels tend to vary more than with type 2 diabetics. When under control, both type 1 and type 2 diabetics should ideally not have very deep drops nor very high elevations in their blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Impaired glucose tolerance or gestational diabetes, what's the relationship?

IGT and GDM: Hi. Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and gestational diabetes (GDM) both increase the risk of subsequent development of type 2 diabetes to pretty similar degrees. Both are indications for regular monitoring for the subsequent development of diabetes. Both are strong indications to adopt a healthy lifestyle (eat healthily and exercise regularly for life). ...Read more