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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of High Blood Sugar

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Can long use of metadone cause high blood sugar?

Can long use of metadone cause high blood sugar?

Hyperglycemia: A recent study of 1, 015 patient on Methadone for periods ranging from 1 month to over 10 years found 14 patients who developed hyperglycemia . 1.38%. ...Read more

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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How long does it take for metformin to start working on high blood sugar once you start on it?

How long does it take for metformin to start working on high blood sugar once you start on it?

Good drug: Metformin , essential medication ( who ) help glucose utilization , reaches peak levels in 1 to 3 hrs , with half life of elimination in 6 hrs, complete in 24 hrs. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having high blood sugar for a long period of time?

What are the risks of having high blood sugar for a long period of time?

Complications: High blood sugar over long time means tha diabetes is not properly controlled and it will show as high aic levels.Patient with poor diabetses control are at risk of getting micro and macrovascular complications retinopathy and blndness kidney failure and dialysis coronary artery disease peripheral vascular disease diabetic neuropathy pain in lower exteremities impotence in men erectile dysfunctio. ...Read more

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What long term effects do unstable blood sugar have on your body?

What long term effects do unstable blood sugar have on your body?

Many: Long term uncontroled blood sugar affects your micro- circulation, those small blood vessels that provide nurishment to your retina(your eye camera), your kidneys ( your body filter) and your small nerves (those who give you sensation of pain and let your skin know when it is being damged. Accelarates other problems like coronary heaart disease and senile dementia. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar?

What are the effects of high blood sugar?

Several: Hi. The principle effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency is present. Hyperglycemia does not beget ketoacodosis - a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency does. If high enough or comorbid illnesses are present, hospitalization may be necessary; usually not, however. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

Haven't heard data: Haven't heard any data on that. Since milk production is a living process, it is reasonable to suspect that the lactose (a combination of glucose & galactose sugars) might increase if mom's blood glucose rises above a certain excessive level, and to suspect that glucose might "leak" into breastmilk if mom's glucose level is over some threshold level. Don't know if any researcher has milk this way. ...Read more

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Can I take seroquel (quetiapine) without getting high blood sugar and other side effects? Paranoid schizophrenia dx

Can I take seroquel (quetiapine) without getting high blood sugar and other side effects? Paranoid schizophrenia dx

Yes.: It can cause metabolic syndrome and weight gain as all atypical antipsychotics, but to counteract that, exercise and a healthy diet would help. Monitor your weight. You doctor can check your hemoglobin-AiC, fasting glucose and lipids periodically. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my grandma with high blood sugar !

What can I do to help my grandma with high blood sugar !

Diet, exercise,: Education, weight loss, medication and regular visits to a high-quality physician to get on an appropriate life-long treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more