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Sugar And Cancer 60 Minutes
No: Tv's intended to amuse and sell stuff, not inform. Epidemiologic data generates huge numbers of correlations that have nothing to do with causality. Cancer develops because genes mutate and cells bearing these genes are encouraged to grow; candy does neither, but the public wants to hear that things that are enjoyable are bad for them. Candy-chompers may have other bad habits like smoking. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
What are the normal values for serum insulin in glucose tolerance test (75g) after 60 and 120 minutes?
Serum insulin: levels are very unreliable and of almost no use in a GTT. The labs don't measure them accurately either. Insulin is supposed to increase during a GTT and will go up more if you are overweight and insulin resistant. There are so-called "normals" but they are inaccurate and worthless. ...Read more
64 with fasting blood sugars of 90-100 despite diet and exercise. How much additional risk of small vessel changes compared to BS of 70-80? Thanks.
Aim for HgbA1C : 64 year old male has fasting blood sugar 90-100 (which is normal) asks how much risk of small vessel changes compared to BS 70-80. High BS affects both large & small blood vessels; Large BV with Hardening leading to Heart disease and Stroke; and Small BV with Thickening/narrowing & clogging; decreasing blood flow to arteries in eyes/ kidneys/ Legs& more. Keeping HgbA1c ...Read more
A1c 4.9 while on low carb diet passed glucose tolerance test go to bed sugars at 100 or lower wake up 8 hrs later sugar 110 or so why & am i prediabet?
We're all Prediabeti: As we grow older, we all tend to become Insulin resistant to some degree or other. Consequently, our sugars tend to rise, along with our insulin. Insulin is the hormone that causes sugar to enter our cells, where the excess is stored as fat. I recommend a low carb diet to everyone, and also recommend that just about everyone over 30 will benefit from metformin (an Insulin receptor sensitizer). ...Read more
Im diabetes type 2, total cholesterol-140, hdl-4, ldl-88, fasting sugar 99, can I drink coffee w/o sugar. Will it increase cholesterol or sugar..?
Hida scan results ejection fraction rates 30% at 30minutes 46% at 45 minutes and 50% at 60 minutes. I am very symptomatic with eating, recorecommendat?
Depends on how the : Gallbladder ejection fraction was performed. If the gallbladder contraction drug (cck or sincalide) was administered at a dose of 0.02 micrograms/kilogram over 1 hour, then a normal gallbladder ejection fraction would be greater than or equal to 38% at one hour. Unfortunately, there is variability in the % depending on exactly how it is performed. Check with your doctor for what normal is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My blood sugar peaks 30 minutes after eating then continually decreases to well below fasting level leading to hypo episodes and adrenalin rushes .Help!
22male 180cm 80kgs. Fasting blood sugar 95 and then 87after 2weeks respectively. Into vigorous athletics. Feel thirsty even after drinking 4L.am I ok?
Thirst: Since your blood sugars are normal, I would look for other causes of thirst such as fluid loss from excessive sweating or abnormal dryness in the atmosphere or even certain medications or supplements you may be taking. If excessive thirst persists consult your physician who will order any other appropriate tests to check for abnormalities in serum electrolytes, kidney function,etc ...Read more
Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w
Short-term sugar OK: Secondary forms of diabetes (not the autoimmune insulin-requiring types), including the gestational type, are caused by cells become desensitized to insulin. This happens when Insulin levels are always high due to high sugar intake. It takes time; pregnancy just adds to the process. Three days of cake or girl scout cookies won't do anything if you weren't already heading that way. ...Read more
Fasting insulin of 4ui/l with 80mg/dl but at 60 minutes insulin 43, 6ui/l with also 80mg/dl. fatigue, extreme weight gain. Hyperinsulism? IR? Why? Thanks
Insulin levels: testing is very unreliable and generally worthless. If you're obese and on metformin then you most likely are Insulin resistant, but at least your blood sugar is well controlled. Eat less, exercise more and lose weight. Make sure metformin dose is 2000 mg/d if you can tolerate it. Monitor your glucose and f/u with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? symptoms: Finger stick sugar readings are not accurate in blood glucose at the lower range of normal. If asymptomatic with the low readings there will be no further action needed, however if symptomatic I would suggest a 5 hour glucose tolerance test to establish 1- peak sugar after glucose intake 2- lowest level of blood glucose 3- timing of the symptoms in relation to glucose intake . ...Read more
Intermittent fasting. i heard that fasting for 16-18 hours per day increase HGH which preserves muscles and burn fat. can you elaborate?
Marketing Marketing: Fasting more likely to loose muscle mass. Muscles take both use & raw materials to maintain. Endocrine hormone control mechanisms complex, multiple interacting issues, not just a function of concentrations but moment-by-moment fluctuations & interactions. Carefully focusing on just single ones. ...Read more
How do I stop my glucose levels falling at only 30 minutes after breakfast.I eat a high protein , good fat and limited low GI carb and it still happens.
Eat small meals: Small frequent meals, and lots of fiber might help. Absolutely no processed foods may help. Anything that slows absorption without adding excess calories may help you avoid spikes than sound like they're causing compensatory crashes. And never drink anything containing sugar except to urgently bring your sugar up. Is your pancreatic function normal? ...Read more
Does eating high - fibre, low sugar diet reduce risk of appendecitis ? I'm hypochondriac and panic after reading 1 in 14 people get appendecitis
Appendicitis: A blockage in the lining of the appendix that causes infection is the likely source of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, causing the appendix to become inflamed, swollen and filled with pus. If not treated promptly, the appendix can rupture. Almost all patients have severe pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. You cannot prevent this with diet. Do not overworry this issue. ...Read more
II eat no more 20 carbs a day. My blood sugars have been in the 50's, 60's & 70's. Can low potassium cause low blood sugar readings or my carb intake?
It's lack of carbs: Why limit your carbs to 20g daily? Why are you checking your blood sugars? As you ought to know if you are doing this experiment, your body will eventually deplete its natural stores of glucose and eventually have impaired gluconeogenesis, leading to ketosis, a state that some seek for extreme weight loss, as fat is mobilized to provide alternative ketone-related energy. Be careful! Good luck ...Read more
What would cause my glucose to drop significantly between hours 1 and 4 after eating. Fasting glucose is 90 after eating drops to low 70s high 60s?
Feeling weird after eating. Worse with carbs or sugar. Numbers check out fine. 85-95fbs, 5.5a1c, fasting insulin 8.9uiu/ml, glucagon little low, 30yo?
Ketonic diet for insulin resist 35f? allow for stable blood sugars, feeling better and weight loss? No carbs = no sugar spikes/crash & fat burn? Good?
12 hour fast, glucose level- 110. About 95 in prior tests. Problem? Also does 1 glass of wine/day contribute to long term higher glucose levels?
Prediabetes: A fasting glucose of 100-125 is considered prediabetes. Another test to check your average glucose over 3 months is a hemoglobin A1C. Considering you have an impaired fasting glucose, this would be a good test to see where your average blood sugar levels are. At this stage, you have the potential to reverse your condition with diet and exercise. You're likely ok with 1 glass of wine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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