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Can high blood sugar levels lead to type 2 diabetes?

Can high blood sugar levels lead to type 2 diabetes?

Yes: Extended exposure to elevated blood sugars can desensitize Insulin receptors in your body, leading to difficulty in blood sugar crossing from the blood stream into the cell. The cells then sense that blood sugars are low inside the cell, thus causing the pancreas to increase Insulin levels to normalize the sugar inside the cell. Over years, this high Insulin state leads to type 2 diabetes. ...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


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How is low blood sugar related to having type 1 diabetes?

How is low blood sugar related to having type 1 diabetes?

Not related: Type 1 diabetes is due to near total deficiency of Insulin and is associated with high blood glucose among other metabolic issues. Administration of Insulin to treat type 1 diabetes may cause temporary low blood sugar. ...Read more

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How to lower blood glucose with insulin?

How to lower blood glucose with insulin?

Talk to your doc: Everyone response differently to insulin. Usually it's a trial and error to find out how much 1 u of Insulin will drop your blood sugar. The only way to know is to keep close track of your blood sugar. The doctor who put you on Insulin should follow your log book and be able to answer your question above. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood sugar and prediabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes?

What to do if I have high blood sugar and prediabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes?

See your doctor: Talk with your doctor about lifestyle and diet changes. Also talk about the need to start medications in the future. ...Read more

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What should be the ideal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetic?

What should be the ideal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetic?

Fasting AM:80-120: Ideally fasting blood sugar would be within normal range (eg 80-100), but between 80 to 120 is one commonly quoted goal for a fasting blood sugar for type 2 diabetic. Note that non-fasting blood glucose would be higher; ideally control the am fasting blood sugar and if A1c still not at goal then work work on lowering the blood sugar after eating. ...Read more

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Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin) vomit from a blood sugar of 90?

Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin)  vomit from a blood sugar of 90?

No: Hi. You can CERTAINLY vomit with a blood sugar of 90, but it's not the blood sugar of 90 that made you vomit. You have something else going on that made you vomit (GI virus, gastroparesis, etc). Talk with your doc if it keeps up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can pain cause sugar levels to rise in type 2 diabetes?

Can pain cause sugar levels to rise in type 2 diabetes?

Pain and Sugar: Yes, pain can increase cortisol (a stress hormone) which makes the body more resistant to insulin. This causes the blood glucose to rise. Also, Epinephrine (adrenaline) is released, which causes the liver to release more glucose. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce blood sugar levels with type II diabetes?

What can be done to reduce blood sugar levels with type II diabetes?

Diet/exercise/Rx: Diet, exercise, weight loss and whatever medication your doctor says you need to normalize your glucose. ...Read more

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Diabetic condition and what to do when blood sugar goes down for type 2

Diabetic condition and what to do when blood sugar goes down for type 2

Medication/diet: Patients with type 2 dm tend to have hypoglycemia because of high Insulin levels which may be stimulated by partiularly high carb meals. A nutritionist should work with such patients to help them avoid this. However, medications used to treat diabetes can also cause lows. Either explanation merits a call to your doctor as this problem could possibly be circumvented to some degree. ...Read more

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How can you manage my high blood sugar and make it regular when having type 2 diabetes?

How can you manage my high blood sugar and make it regular when having type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes: Take your medication as prescribed. Check your blood sugar just before breakfast and just before lunch. Document your food intake and your two blood sugar levels. If the levels are close to each but both are high you can either take more pre-breakfast medication and/or change your eating habits. Once this is controlled do the same for breakfast and dinner. ...Read more

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Could honey affect blood sugar for type 2 diabetes?

Could honey affect blood sugar for type 2 diabetes?

Yes: It is a simple carbohydrate follow diet on my website www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc. Com, newsletter #3. ...Read more

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How to lower ↑ BP and blood sugar w/o medication?

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How to lower ↑ BP and blood sugar w/o medication?

Nutrition & exercise: Same old story. Proper nutrition eg mediterranean diet, plus regular physical activity is best to improve overall health, lower all-cause mortality, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, possibly even parkinson's disease & alzheimer's dementia. Also dash diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) is an excellent way to lower bp. Check out http://health.Usnews.Com/best-diet for more info. ...Read more

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If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

If you're diabetic (type 2) on insulin and have a hypo how much glucose or dextrose is required in order to increase blood sugar levels by 1 mmol?

Hypoglycemia: There is no precise answer. It depends on how much Insulin you took, what you ate, how fast the glucose falls, etc. If you have a severe reaction, you need to eat, but sometimes people with diabetes take in too much glucose, causing wide swings in blood glucose when in fact only a little glucose is needed. Glucose tablets give you a measured amount of sugar which you can regulate. ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes be diagnosed just by the blood sugar levels?

Can type 2 diabetes be diagnosed just by the blood sugar levels?

Big hint, not enough: A random high blood sugar may be suggestive of type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes which we see occurring in both kids and adults. A hba1c, sometimes Insulin and c-peptide levels and antibodies to check for type 1 are included. ...Read more

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Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No: Low blood sugars are often seen in patients with both type of diabetes, but are the result of treatment of either and/or the result of the underlying high Insulin levels seen in type 2 patients. ...Read more

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What can cause unstable blood sugars (highs and lows) other than type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Varying glucose: Need more information by what you mean by high and low sugar. This will depend if you are in fasting state or after having eaten. So can vary from 60 fasting to 180 in a normal. Without talking to you and examining you I cannot suggest any of the many causes of more variable blood glucose. ...Read more

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Can losing weight help get rid of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

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Can losing weight help get rid of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

Yes!: I agree with medical student emily lu: "losing weight can lower your blood pressure and can bring your blood glucose levels under control - thus bringing your type 2 diabetes and hypertension under control!" fatty acids from fat tissue contribute to the "metabolic syndrome, " in which blood pressure, triglycerides, and blood glucose rise. Loss of weight helps bring these under control. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Adult Onset Or Type 2) (Definition)

A common long-term metabolic disorder where the body does not use the hormone insulin (produced by the pancreas) properly. This results in high blood-sugar levels. ...Read more


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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more