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Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi", how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Blood glucose 450 non fasting then meter says "hi", how can I lower blood sugar? I eat low carb and exercise already but I don't want to use medicine

Herbs, minerals and:: It sounds like you have diabetes; have a doc check your HbA1c. Numerous herbs can help diabetes including gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon, bilberry, fenugreek seeds & momordica charantia, aloe vera, ginseng, pterocarpus marsupium & coccina indica. Vitamins & minerals including alpha lipoic acid, chromium & vandium can also benefit. See http://tinyurl. Com/qekmre3
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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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I use insulin 4+ times a day sometimes I see blood where I inject what would happen if I accidently inject insulin in my blood stream, would my blood sugars drop to fast and to low, and I may blackout. I try not to but what if?

I use insulin 4+ times a day sometimes I see blood where I inject what would happen if I accidently inject insulin in my blood stream, would my blood sugars drop to fast and to low, and I may blackout. I try not to but what if?

Diabetes: At your age you most likely have type 2 diabetes and, if so, your goal should be to get rid of diabetes.

No you won't blackout!

Improve your diet. Go online to "NuVal" and learn a lot about good, not so good, and bad for you foodstuff.

Also start a regular exercise program.

Done properly type 2 diabetes can be beaten! ...Read more

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What are low blood sugar symptoms?

What are low blood sugar symptoms?

Hypoglycemia: Blurry vision
rapid heartbeat
sudden mood changes
sudden nervousness
unexplained fatigue
pale skin
headache
hunger
shaking
sweating
difficulty sleeping
skin tingling
trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
loss of consciousness ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

Shaky: When your sugar is low, you can feel lightheaded, shaky and sweaty. ...Read more

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What should you do for low blood sugar?

What should you do for low blood sugar?

4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have low blood sugar?

What should I do if I have low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall in your blood sugar and the cause of the fall (such as excess Insulin after a large meal) need to be addressed. Light headed, shaky, sweaty, anxious are some symptoms. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. A diabetic diet, low glycemic index, will help both high and low blood sugars. ...Read more

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What happen if someone get low blood sugar?

What happen if someone get low blood sugar?

Define: Hi. Please define low blood sugar. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real, and has nothing to do with blood sugar. That's far more common than having true pathologic hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What to do for low blood sugar if on a hike?

What to do for low blood sugar if on a hike?

Sugar: Keep some candy, sugar, fruit juice or other sweet stuff with you. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have low blood sugar?

What can happen if you have low blood sugar?

Depends on how low: When sugar first starts to drop people can have sx of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, tremor, sweating, palpitations. If bs drops extremely low it can lead to syncope/coma or seizures. First thing if suspected is to check the blood sugar as not everyone will get symptoms especially if they have history of frequent lows. ...Read more

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How couldyou tell if you have low blood sugar?

How couldyou tell if you have low blood sugar?

Meter or lab test: There are common symptoms that people with low blood sugar may experience, including sweats, shaking, heart pounding, vision changes, headaches, nausea or hunger, and weakness/lightheadedness. The only way to know that a low sugar is causing them, however, is to check with a glucose meter, or a lab test at a doctor's office. ...Read more

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What should you eat if you have low blood sugar?

What should you eat if you have low blood sugar?

Sugar: Sugar, glucose, candy, fruit juice or other sugary food or drink will help. ...Read more

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What do you do if you might have low blood sugar?

What do you do if you might have low blood sugar?

First check BS: First check the bs, then if low drink 4 oz of juice or regular pop. If not available, eat 1-2 pieces of hard candy or take 2 glucose tabs. Then recheck bs in 15 min to see if improved, if not repeat steps above until bs comes up. ...Read more

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I would like information on hypos/low blood sugar?

Are you on insulin?: Hi. I'll proceed assuming you're a diabetic on insulin. Tight control of diabetes (often with insulin, which includes ALL type 1's) is highly advised, but carries with it a real risk of hypoglycemia (lowBG). Frequent BG monitoring (meter or continuous glucose monitor) is essential. If conscious, treat lowBG with oral sugar source; if unconscious, give glucagon shot or call paramedics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having really low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of having really low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can cause confusion, headache, dizziness and finally fainting. In addition, there could also be shivering, tremors or even seizures. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Blood test.: To make the diagnosis of low blood sugar a blood glucose test is required. Preferably at the time of any symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes low blood sugar levels?

What causes low blood sugar levels?

Low blood sugar: It could be:

1: Your body making too much insulin -most likely
2: Your diet and exercise pattern is not OK - less likely.

You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar mess with blood work?

Can low blood sugar mess with blood work?

What are you asking?: Low blood sugar is a blood value, one of >hundreds of thousands of molecules within blood plasma which is composed of water+electrolytes+proteins, etc. The plasma (blood without the cells) is yellow because of the proteins & the component from which momentary blood glucose is measured (other sugars usually not measured). Conversely, HbA1c measures glucose withing RBCs & attached to hemoglobin. ...Read more

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How to diet when you have low blood sugar?

How to diet when you have low blood sugar?

Low carbs: If you are not diabetic you probably have what is known as reactive hypoglycemia. This means that when you eat sugar the blood sugar rises and then later dips down too low. The way to avoid this is to eat a six-meal restricted carbohydrate regimen. If you have diabetes you should review your medications - you may be taking too much. ...Read more

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How can we cure low blood sugar in a baby?

It depends: The cure for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) depends on the cause. Depending on the severity and the overall situation, a pediatrician, neonatologist, or a pediatric endocrinologist can be helpful in determining the cause of hypoglycemia and directing further care and evaluation. ...Read more

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What is dangerously low blood sugar level?

Below 60 mg: Normal sugars run between 60-90mg. Most people develop symptoms of hypoglycemia as the blood sugar level gets down to 60mg or lower. Hypoglycemia is a dangerous condition. ...Read more

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Can diindolylmethane cause low blood sugar?

May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although whether this translates to clinical effects is not known. None of it's in vitro properties suggest hypoglycemia. However, I see you've listed bariatric surgery. That can cause hypoglycemia through several mechanisms. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have low blood sugar?

Why is it dangerous to have low blood sugar?

Body functions: Your brain and heart muscle use glucose directly from the blood as their energy source. They have no backup source. If it gets too low you go into a coma (brain doesn't work) and may suffer a seizure. Your heart may also begin to have irregularities in it's beat and malfunction. ...Read more

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What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

Cause?: Many causes of hypoglycemia. First thing is to confirm low blood sugars in a lab. If truly low, what is the reason for low blood sugars? Is this reactive hypoglycemia? Fasting hypoglycemia? Adult onset metabolic disorder? Treatment is contingent upon a diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blackouts (Definition)

These can be thought of as having no memory or what happened during a specific period of time. As an example, patients can drink enough alcohol to experience blackouts, i.e., they have no idea what they did, where they were, or who they were with while ...Read more