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Why would my naturopathic doctor not recommend a 2 hr glucose test even if I have hypoglycemia symptoms?

Why would my naturopathic doctor not recommend a 2 hr glucose test even if I have hypoglycemia symptoms?

Not needed: In my opinion, hypoglycemia is a clinical diagnosis. If you get shaky, irritable, nauseous or even dizzy when you haven't eaten in over 2 hours, you have hypoglycemia. The treatment is diet changes, eliminating, refined sugars, adding small amounts of protein every 2 hours. ...Read more

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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 was just diagnosed with hypoglycemia after a 3 hour glucose test. Does it ever go away? What do I have to know about it?

Hypoglycemia: Many normal people have relatively low glucose 3 hr after a GTT. But normal people do not go around drinking 75 g of pure glucose. That test does not diagnose hypoglycemia. If you have symptoms after eating sugary meals, then you should change your diet to more protein and complex carbs. Eat small frequent meals. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed hypothyroid but my glucose drops to 70-50mg. Have symptoms of hypoglycemia 2-3 hours after eating but my doc said my bloodsugar was ok?

Just diagnosed hypothyroid but my glucose drops to 70-50mg. Have symptoms of hypoglycemia 2-3 hours after eating but my doc said my bloodsugar was ok?

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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Is there a different blood glucose test performed at the doctor than what you can do at home?

Yes: Home glucose monitors can check blood sugar at home. There are also home kits to test a1c, a measurement of your average blood sugar over 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Can I get a glucose test ordered by my regular doc for my 28th week of pregnancy instead of my obgyn?

Can I get a glucose test ordered by my regular doc for my 28th week of pregnancy instead of my obgyn?

Pregnancy sugar test: Absolutely. Any physician, do, or nurse practitioner/physician's assistant can order this test for you. ...Read more

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Normal glucose levels@ 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Normal glucose levels@ 26 wks of pregnancy-129 mg/dl.Baby 6 lbs @ 34 wks, so doc repeated 1hr glucose test @ 35 wk & levels are 152.Any complications?

Elevated glucose: You have an elevated glucose, gestational diabetes. No cookies, cakes, ice cream ,candy. eat only 3 servings pasta ,bread ( 2 slices) potatoes, /day. F?U w/ your doctor and a nutritionist. Elevated diabetes, can cause large babies but also low sugar after birth. High blood sugar predisposes to infections(UTI) vagnitis http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/gestational_diabetes ...Read more

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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


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Blood Sugar Monitoring (Definition)

Blood glucose monitoring refers to the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). Monitoring can be done at any time using a portable ...Read more