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Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Interesting question: Foods that are naturally low in carbs include: non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar fruits such as: Salad Greens (lettuce, spinach, cabbage); Swiss chard or other chard, collard greens, kale, bok choy; Herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro); radishes, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes; avocado, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts; meats, fish, and eggs. Otherwise read food labels. ...Read more

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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 you treat diabetes by just eating healthy, low-sugar foods?

Can you treat diabetes by just eating healthy, low-sugar foods?

SometimesMildCase: Once a diagnosis of Type2 Diabetes is made and the blood sugar and A1c Hemoglobin is borderline,then lifestyle modifications like weight loss,low carb diet and exercise may be the treatment at that stage But needs follow up blood test and at some stage you may need Meds ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a fast food/drink to bring up blood sugar level quickly for a diabetic who's level has dropped too low?

Docs can you explain what is a fast food/drink to bring up blood sugar level quickly for a diabetic who's level has dropped too low?

OJ: 4 oz oj, hard candy, cake icing, sugar tablets are just a few examples of how you can correct a low blood sugar in 15-20 minutes (the 15 rule: give 15 grams of simple sugar and recheck in 15 minutes). ...Read more

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I'm throwing up and diabetic my blood sugar is low, but I can't keep anything down. No juice or food I just throw it back up, my blood sugar is 45 help ?

I'm throwing up and diabetic my blood sugar is low, but I can't keep anything down. No juice or food I just throw it back up, my blood sugar is 45 help ?

EMS ASAP: Call ems. Don't try to drive. They can give you glucose prior to arriving in er. Don't take insulin. If you have glucose gel, can try that. Stay seated so you don't hurt yourself if you faint. ...Read more

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Is there a medication for minor low sugar diabetes.

Is there a medication for minor low sugar diabetes.

Unclear : You are not clear about what you mean. Do you have diabetes? Have you been formally diagnosed? Minor low sugar diabetes is not a diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with diabetes the starting on Metformin (Glucophage) usually the first line treatment. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens when a diabetic's blood sugar get really low?

What happens when a diabetic's blood sugar get really low?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. Treatment would include taking in rapid acting glucose or glucagon by injection if unable to tolerate oral intake. ...Read more

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What do doctors consider to be a low sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

What do doctors consider to be a low sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

Generally: It's good to keep your sugar 70 or above, but it varies with the patient, the situation and the treatments being used. It's a good question for your doctor. ...Read more