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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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In post prandial blood sugar test when does the 2 hour start?

Post-prandial: Means after a meal. The usual time is two hours after you finish eating. It usually doesn't take that long to eat, so the exact timing is somewhat arbitrary. ...Read more

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I've burning pain throughout right abdomen & dizziness.Ast n ALT are normal, usg shows nothing abnormal. Post prandial blood sugar is 84. Liver cancer?

I've burning pain throughout right abdomen & dizziness.Ast n ALT are normal, usg shows nothing abnormal. Post prandial blood sugar is 84. Liver cancer?

Can't tell : Cancers are progressive and liver cancer can be either primary or 2ndary due to metastasis. Symptoms are more than what you described. The burning sensation can be a referred pain either be from other organs/structures. Check the skin if there are any shingles nearby. If there is any pain with palpitation, something is irritated or inflamed. You may need further workup if this continues. ...Read more

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My blood sugar level @ 192 mg/dl @ post prandial, should I be concerned?

My blood sugar level @ 192 mg/dl @ post prandial, should I be concerned?

What's preprandial?: Hi. That may be abnormal. Are you a diabetic? How long after the meal was it? If you're concerned, talk with your doctor. If you're a known diabetic, discuss glucose goals. If you're not diagnosed, get tested. In any event, eat healthy and exercise regularly FOR LIFE. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why we check our blood glucose 2 hours post prandial? Can it check less or more hours?

Why we check our blood glucose 2 hours post prandial? Can it check less or more hours?

Standardized time: Two hours after a meal is a standardized time that has been scientifically studied and normal vs. Abnormal levels have been documented. We can compare your results to these normals and see how well you're doing. ...Read more

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Blood glucose post prandial is 81.00 but serum insulin is2.7?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Blood glucose post prandial is 81.00 but serum insulin is2.7?

What's your question: Why was your serum Insulin checked in first place? What's the reference range given for insulin? How did your ordering physician interpret test for you? Why was blood drawn after a meal b/c you need to be fasting in order to calculate your homa-ir? As you can see, too many questions need to be addressed before we even get to your question, whatever it is! ...Read more

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I know my a1c and I check blood glucose fasting and post Prandial daily. I eat very low carb and workout daily. Why do I need a dx???

I know my a1c and I check blood glucose fasting and post Prandial daily. I eat very low carb and workout daily. Why do I need a dx???

Dx: If your A1c and fasting blood glucose are all within range there seems to be no need to check your blood glucose more than once a week. If the 'once a week" gives you bad results, go back to treatment. If not - check your blood sugar once a week. If that is OK - relax and enjoy. If not, please see your primary doctor. ...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