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Blood sugar drops below 2.9 mmol/l after eating healthy meals. Hypoglycemic attacks during sleep. Dialy basis. 27, male, 8-10% bodyfat. Non-diabetic. ?
3yr old male lethargic, unresponsive. Blood sugar 43, after eating peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apple juice blood sugar up yo 208. Sugar in urine?
Not normally: Blood pressures are impacted by many factors, but average bps in youths are not normally higher than in adults. As the flexibility of blood vessels decreases as one gets older, the top (systolic) blood pressure may rise. In younger individuals, hormonal (especially adrenaline related), psychological and other emotional factors may situationally affect the BP which may transiently raise the bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that I know of: I have never heard of that. It is not good for you for many other reasons (increased risks of obesity, diabetes) but I have not heard of it causing premature aging of the skin. Number one cause of this is too much sun exposure. To use sun block, moisturize regularly, drink plenty of water and be nice to your skin. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????
Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more
Integrative doctor: Please don't buy them willy-nilly. I suggest starting with a good evaluation with your doctor, or an integrative medicine doctor. Im & holistic medicine docs can help you discern solid information from hype, concerning herbal products. One place to find such doctors is graduates of dr. Weil's integrative medicine fellowship @ u of az: http://integrativemedicine.Arizona.Edu/alumni.Html. ...Read more
Depends on age -race: Prevelnce of premenopausal wonen with hypertension is less than men .After age 55 they have similar to men with 30-40% in blacks and 20% in whites.After age 70 the prevalnce increases with up to 80-90% of the wonen having hypertension. Especially isolated systolic hypertension. ...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..?
Have gestational diabetes.use home sugar monitor.numbers are always in range.2 hours ago ate very sweet snack,now blood sugar is 157.concern?
Probably not: Sugar free candy is a way to get some of the joy and satisfaction that you might get from sugared candy, without the sugar and calories. It is a substtute for this and not a source of nutrition. So it is not "healthy' to eat but can satisfy the craving without the calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely. : Usually, we would look for other causes. Sometimes anemia and other conditions can lead to a hemorrhage in the eye. On occasion, especially with another ischemic process such as high blood pressure, we can see changes in the retina that may be identical to some seen in diabetic retinopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pituitary/ovarian: As always, a thorough history and physical exam by a medical doctor is a must. The pituitary gland stimulates the ovaries to produce estrogen so there might be a problem with the pituitary gland (located in the brain) or the ovaries may not be producing adequate estrogen. Some common causes are eating disorders, excessive exercise and excessive stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother of South Asian descent has diabetes. Finds it difficult to keep blood sugar below 11, eats healthy too. How can she keep sugar levels steady?
Combination therapy: Hi. Her blood sugar is way too high, and puts her at higher risk of complications in the long run. I am assuming she's type 2. Use of drugs in combination will control her; which drugs depends on her issues. Metformin and a GLP-1 agonist would probably do the trick without risk of hypoglycemia; may require other drugs too. There's always insulin. Good luck to her! ...Read more
Not really.: Artificial sweetener is only helpful in that it will not contribute to elevating the glucose level. It does nothing to help correct the high sugar levels in diabetes. Other dietary adjustments and medications are necessary to keep the glucose level under control in diabetes. ...Read more
What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.
Not much: Really besides insulinomas(which are exceptionally rare, so rare that even the largest of academic instutions have seen a large number of these cases) and people accidentally or purposefully administering too much insulin. But to be able to better interpret the data you provided, more information around the circumstances when these numbers were acquired is necessary. ...Read more