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Type 2 Diabetes How To Lower Blood Sugar
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person with type 2 diabetes, (blood sugar normally 140-170 on insulin) vomit from a blood sugar of 90?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can protein increase blood sugar levels in a type 2 Diabetic, when they are on a low carb diet. ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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