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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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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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I tested my bs after eating with a home blood sugar test and it was 168 is that ok?

I tested my bs after eating with a home blood sugar test and it was 168 is that ok?

Depends: If the test was 2 hours or more after eating that is too high and may indicate diabetes or prediabetes. Do not test the blood sugar sooner than 2 hours after a meal. See your doctor for a hemoglobin A1c test which measures the blood star over the past 2 months. This is a good indicator of your blood sugar status. ...Read more

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