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Doctor insights on: Reasons For High Blood Sugar Other Than Diabetes

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For what reasons might certain people have a tendency towards high blood sugar and diabetes?

For what reasons might certain people have a tendency towards high blood sugar and diabetes?

Diabetes: The predominat form of diabetes in the us is from overating simple sugars. Being overweight increases resistance to insulin. Eating foods with a lower glycemic index is the best way to prevent diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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How to reduce the high blood sugar for diabetes?

How to reduce the high blood sugar for diabetes?

Lower sugar: As a podiatrist, i'm always recommending my patients on how to lower their blood sugar. Diet, research which foods are high in glucose such as bread and fruit. Eat smaller portions more frequently. Stay away from buffets. Exercise, 20 mins. A day after a meal. Do lower impact cardio such as biking, swimming, running on the elliptical or treadmill. Meds, see your family dr. About the proper pills. ...Read more

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Do I have diabetes because I have high blood sugar?

Do I have diabetes because I have high blood sugar?

Yes: If your fasting blood sugar level is more than 126 after a 8 hour fast than you have diabetes and treatment is needed. Please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can you have diabetes but not have high blood sugar?

Yes: Particularly if you're on treatment or have had bypass surgery. You still have diabetes, but glucose is normal. When you're developing diabetes, however, no diagnosis can be made until glucose is above normal. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of diabetes the symptoms of high blood sugar only?

Are the symptoms of diabetes the symptoms of high blood sugar only?

Diabetes Insipidus: Diabetes mellitus (dm) causes high blood sugars, and very high sugars can cause an increase in urine production. With diabetes insipidus (di), the kidney does not respond to a hormone that tells it to make less urine (vasopressin). So, the kidneys put more water into the urine than they should, and these people urinate more (and are always drinking water to compensate). ...Read more

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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Yes : If you are running consistently high blood sugars (>100-110), then you are at the very least on the verge of diabetes. High sugars are caused by either not enough Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or not being able to properly use Insulin (type 2 diabetes). ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood sugar. is it diabetes?

What to do if I have high blood sugar. is it diabetes?

High Blood Sugar: You need to see a physician to see if you could benefit from a prescription medicine for this. Besides that, know that type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Cut your carbs! Start exercising! Eat a teaspoon of cinnamon every day. Lose weight! Stop all sweeteners and all sugars and all carbs other than non-starchy vegetables. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high blood sugar with no symptoms of diabetes?

Diagnosed with high blood sugar with no symptoms of diabetes?

Get care: Half the people with diabetes have no symptoms. However, the disease is doing damage to your organs. Please see your doctor for control of blood sugar to prevent heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, loss of limb etc. ...Read more

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My 4year old has occasional high blood sugar and gets sick after sweets. Is it diabetes?

My 4year old has occasional high blood sugar and gets sick after sweets. Is it diabetes?

Not normal: If a child has abnormally elevated blood sugars the pediatrician needs to see the child. Home glucometer measurements are not diagnostic and may be inaccurate. Typically a child so young would present with thirst and increased urination, including overnight if diabetes is diagnosed. ...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


Dr. Alan Kelly
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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more