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What food is best recommended to lower down level of diabetes ?

What food is best recommended to lower down level of diabetes  ?

Diabetes: 1: Discuss with a dietitian and/or go online to "NuVal" and learn what food is good, not so good, or simply bad! 2: Exercise regularly. 3: Check your blood sugar regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of diabetes is based having either a fasting blood glucose (from a blood draw) of 126 mg/dl on 2 separate days or a random blood glucose of 200 one time with symptoms like increase thirst and urination. Other test like a glucose tolerance test and a hemoglobin a1c can also be used to diagnosis diabetes. ...Read more

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Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

A glucose of: Above 200 drawn from a vein at any time and any situation usually indicates diabetes, or at least a reason to investigate further. Check w/your doctor and also diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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My last blood test shows Glucose level 116 mg/dl. Would this level indicate Diabetes II. ? I am 85 and healthy.

My last blood test shows Glucose  level 116 mg/dl. Would this level indicate Diabetes II. ?
I am 85 and healthy.

Not diabetes: Hi. That value (116) would only be diagnostic if it were FASTING. A random (non-fasting) glucose of 116 is not abnormal. If your glucose of 116 was fasting, it's still not diabetes, but falls into the "impaired fasting glucose (IFG)" category (100-125 range). IFG is considered "pre diabetes", and has a higher rate of progression to diabetes. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much does smoking increase glucose level in diabetes 2?

How much does smoking increase glucose level in diabetes 2?

No affect: Smoking does not affect glucose levels. However, it is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and in combination with diabetes, increases the risk substantially. In the overall scheme of things, stopping smoking is more important than any medication or treatment for diabetes. ...Read more

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What dietary changes can I make to reduce blood sugar levels with diabetes?

What dietary changes can I make to reduce blood sugar levels with diabetes?

Less carbs : Its very important that you reduce carbohydrate intake, incorporate more fruits and vegetables and have regular aerobic physical activities. ...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