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Numbness Fingers Related Blood Sugar Type Diabetic
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?
No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a diabetic and i was testing my blood sugar. My finger is now red and throbbing(no pus) when should I go to the doctor?
Tough to say: I assume you reguarly test your blood sugar with finger sticks? If your finger is red and throbbing it is possible you have an infection. Sometimes infections resolve on their own but you should speak with a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation. If you have fever or severe pain, see a doc tonight! ...Read more
Which is worse, a higher A1c or low blood sugars?
As a 30-year type-i diabetic my goal has always been an hgb A1c lower than 7.0. However I find that when I have good a1cs in the 6's my blood sugars run lower; less than 60, 5-10 times a week. I've neve
Neither: The goal should be balance so you have the best possible A1c with the least possible low blood sugars. 5-10 hypoglycemic episodes a week is too many! It can lead to hypoglycemia unawareness, coma & death. Slightly higher sugars cause long term complications. Given how long you have had diabetes & how long you will, aim for good control 6-7%. Work closely with your Endo & this should be achievable! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple Effects: First is any carbs in the alcoholic beverage. Beer, wines, and margaritas have quite a bit; scotch & soda has none. Second is the effect of the alcohol on food consumed. Many people find it harder to stick to a meal plan after drinking; this can lead to higher sugars. Third is a decrease in production of glucose by the liver when the liver is busy detoxifying the alcohol. 1-2 servings only! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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