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Can exercise lower blood sugar?

Can exercise lower blood sugar?

Depends: Depends on your medical problems. In a normal person, you shouldn't have sugar problem with exercise (although sometimes it can happen) because your liver can produce sugar to keep it normal during period of stress. If you have diabetes, exercise can lower your blood sugar. That's why we always recommend exercising in diabetics. It makes the Insulin works better. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is the level for low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

What is the level for low blood sugar & high blood sugar?

Normal sugar levels: For children and non-pregnant adults, normal blood sugar (glucose) level is considered <100 mg/dl in fasting morning state, and <140 mg/dl after a meal. Anything above these levels is considered either pre-diabetes (fasting 100-125, post-meal 140-199) or diabetes mellitus (fasting >=126, post-meal >=200 mg/dl). Low blood sugar varies depending on person, but typically is considered <60-70 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Diet: Low fat, low salt, and low in simple charbohydrates(rice, potatos, pasta, bread).More whole grains, vegies, fruit, and lean protein. ...Read more

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Could sugar increase the cholesterol level in blood?

Could sugar increase the cholesterol level in blood?

YES: Basic molecules for sugar carbon hydrogen and oxygen so is cholesterol your liver is the manufacturing plant of human body that converts sugar to fat. ...Read more

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400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????

Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more

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Low blood sugar without taking my insulin, normal?

Low blood sugar without taking my insulin, normal?

Depends: How low is low? And are you exercising or taking pills as exercise can lower bs independent of Insulin and pills/meds can have effect also. ...Read more

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Can a donut with 380 cals., 21g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 46g carbohydrates, 25g sugar raise your blood sugar, cholesterol &blood pressure?

Can a donut with 380 cals., 21g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 46g carbohydrates, 25g sugar raise your blood sugar, cholesterol &blood pressure?

Poor diet: I am a bit surprised. You do not need a physician to tell you that eating a high sugar food would raise your blood sugar. Testing for cholesterol in a non-fasting state makes the test completely invalid. One donut would not cause the disease of hypertension. ...Read more

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Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Neither: Neither are good for you but the more dangerous one is low blood sugar. The effect of low blood sugar is quicker and you can definitely die from it. ...Read more

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Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?

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Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?

Pain + emotions, yes: For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels. In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels. ...Read more

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Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

No: It won't do that, it'll just dehydrate you. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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Can beer raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels?

Can beer raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels?

No and yes: There is no cholesterol in beer but a lot of carbohydrates that convert into sugar and fat. Therefore, some people get a beer belly, . ...Read more

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Is low blood sugar genetic?

Is low blood sugar genetic?

Sometimes.: This is often a complication of diabetes therapy, and blood glucose management, but certain tumors, like insulinomas, among others, can cause this, and many of those patients have a family history of those tumors. Some others also have naturally low blood sugar, and that can be due to genetics. Congenital hyperinsulinism might be such a case, as might inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism. ...Read more

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Which diet is better for blood glucose control without meds? Low carb or plant based?

Which diet is better for blood glucose control without meds? Low carb or plant based?

Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this w/doctor supervision. Plant based diet is a good supplement to this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My dad’s blood test says he got a glucose of 6.67 mmol/l and triglycerides of 3.35 mmol/l, what does he need to change in his diet or lifestyle please?

Too much to: Use the internet, but basically needs diet, exercise and weight loss - plus whatever medication his doctor thinks is indicated. If the glucose was fasting, it's only mildly elevated, but i don't have enough info to advise you intelligently. Check w/his diabetes care team. ...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


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more