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Could an unlicensed practical nurse be allowed to perform blood sugar test?

Could an unlicensed practical nurse be allowed to perform blood sugar test?

Yes: A simple blood sugar test with a glucose meter does not require a license. Patients do this themselves. So an unlicensed nurse could legally do this. ...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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Can a regular family doctor perform a simple blood sugar test in office? If not, what options do I have?

Can a regular family doctor perform a simple blood sugar test in office? If not, what options do I have?

Glucose testing: If you go to an endocrinologist (e) with diabetes, all patients in the e's office are tested to see what their glucose is. Most gp's can do glucose testing in the office if they have a glucometer. If yours does not have a glucometer, ask your gp to prescribe you one. The better your glucose is controlled, the fewer complications you will have in later years. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more

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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be.

If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes.

Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar?
Are you really weighing it? ...Read more

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At fasting blood glucose is 4.75 taken sugar after 2 hours then glucose is 4.74?

At fasting blood glucose is 4.75 taken sugar after 2 hours then glucose is 4.74?

Normal: Both levels are normal. Blood sugar levels can remain very stable no matter what you eat when you have a normal pancreas. ...Read more

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I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?

Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more

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Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Sugar: 42 M: Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar) ANS: This will depend on how large you are but not likely to increase BS. Easy to test in you. Let us know. ...Read more

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What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea

What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea

Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more

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

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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Notmal blood sugar?

Notmal blood sugar?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate your question. What would you like to know about normal sugar.Normal fasting glucose levels in blood are less than 100. Between 100 and 126 are prediabetic or glucose intolerant, after 127 pre diabetic. A1c is normal <5.6 prediabetics 5.7-6.4. Diabetics are >6.5, uncontrolled diabetics are A1c >7. ...Read more

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What is blood sugar?

What is blood sugar?

Blood glucose conc.: This is the concentration of glucose in a person's blood stream, partcularly, the serum of the blood. The normal range is 75-115 mg/dl. ...Read more

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How to reduce blood sugar?

How to reduce blood sugar?

Blood sugar: Lifestyle - diet, weight control and physical activity. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Lose weight if you are overweight. Do some physical activity regularly Medication There are various medicines that can reduce the blood glucose level
http://patient. Info/health/type-2-diabetes ...Read more

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What is normal blood sugar?

What is normal blood sugar?

Fasting: 70-100 mg: If have not eaten or drank anything, except for water, for an eight hour period, this fasting blood sugar level is about 70-100. An hour after earing it may peak to about 170, and by two hours it should return to about normal fasting levels. If two or three fasting sugars are between 100-126, it is called 'impaired glucose tolerance'. If repeated FBS is over 126, it is considered type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Tips to reduce blood sugar?

Tips to reduce blood sugar?

Diet and exercise: Exercise alone with decrease your average blood sugar for up to 4 hours after. Balancing out the carb to protein intake will help. Eating more fresh vegitables and avoiding all types of soda will decrease your blood sugar. ...Read more

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How to controll blood sugar?

How to controll blood sugar?

Blood sugar: Lifestyle - diet, weight control and physical activity. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Lose weight if you are overweight. Do some physical activity regularly Medication There are various medicines that can reduce the blood glucose level http://patient. Info/health/type-2-diabetes ...Read more

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Howe to control blood sugar?

Diet or Meds: If your sugar is high, more than 100 on fasting then you have diabetes and you should see a doctor, if you have, and u are overweight, then you need to lose weight,
it really is dependent on high your blood sugar is fasting. Medication might be needed,
no matter what a diabetic, low carb diet is needed. ...Read more

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Is blood sugar over 153 bad?

Probably: Although these glucose values seem high, your glucose level after a meal varies with what you ate, how fast, the speed of your GI tract at digestion, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether your post meal sugars are too high. If you are testing your sugars because you have diabetes, or are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and pre-meal, and also follow your a1c. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood sugar?

What is a normal blood sugar?

Blood sugar: For the majority of healthy individuals, normal blood sugar levels are as follows:

Between 4.0 to 6.0 mmol/L (72 to 108 mg/dL) when fasting
Up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) 2 hours after eating
https://www.diabetes.co. Uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges. Html ...Read more

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Does blood sugar vary by age?

Does blood sugar vary by age?

Varies: Blood sugar varies over minutes. It is changing constantly in response to food, metabolism and rate of use in your metabolism. ...Read more

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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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How to control blood sugar&b.P?

How to control blood sugar&b.P?

BS & BP control: Healthful diet & exercise help control both: maintaining normal body weight helps lower BP & bs levels; exercise uses excess glucose in blood & improves control. Avoid excess sodium (salt) & high glycemic foods; learn stress control techniques like meditation, biofeedback, yoga, tai chi. Establish good relationship with doc who's knowledgeable in treating both conditions. ...Read more

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What is normal blood sugar range?

Depends. . .: If fasting, 60-99mg/dl is considered normal. 100-125mg/dl is impaired fasting and 125mg/dl or greater on two separate occasions defines diabetes. Random >200mg/dl plus symptoms also defines diabetes. Think of blood sugar like speedometer in car which varies all time depending upon road conditions. Average speed is akin to hemoglobin a1c which is average sugar over last 3 months, ideally <5.7%. ...Read more

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