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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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What is blood sugar level supposed to be?

What is blood sugar level supposed to be?

Blood sugar: Blood sugar (a test for diabetes) can be measured at various times. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg/dl, and a blood sugar taken randomly should not exceed 200 mg/dl. Blood sugar 2 hours after a meal should be less than 140. If you think you have high blood sugar, you should see your doctor for a blood draw. ...Read more

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What could very high blood sugar levels do to my body?

What could very high blood sugar levels do to my body?

Very harmful: Can hurt all organs of your body, your heart, eyes, kidneys, blood vessels and end up with heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs and terrible sores form non-healing wounds. That is why it is so important to control blood sugars in diabetes. ...Read more

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If one's blood sugar levels are high what kinda symptoms can be experienced?

If one's blood sugar levels are high what kinda symptoms can be experienced?

A wide range: The conditions mentioned in your profile of missed period, nausea and pain should be evaluated if it they not already been checked. One may not have any symptoms with slightly elevated to moderately elevated blood sugar levels. At very high levels, there can be weight loss, frequent urination, excessive thirst and hunger, infections, and they can even progress to coma at severe levels. ...Read more

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What are the good blood sugar levels?

What are the good blood sugar levels?

Broad question: for a diabetic recommend pre-meal blood sugars in the range of 70-130. that equates to a hemoglobin a1c 5.6 and up to 6.5. fasting blood sugar of 126 and higher is diabetes. hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some ways to control blood sugar level?

What are some ways to control blood sugar level?

Meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. ...Read more

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What exactly is the lowest your blood sugar can safely be if fasting?

If you're: Not on diabetes medication, you can fast as long as you want and your blood sugar will not drop to a dangerous level. Your body is very protective of your blood sugar and has very sophisticated mechanisms to keep your sugar normal. However, prolonged fasting is non-productive and potentially harmful for many other reasons. It does not generally help you lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel shaky and tired with normal blood sugar levels if you are use to having high blood sugar?

Is it possible to feel shaky and tired with normal blood sugar levels if you are use to having high blood sugar?

Yes: It takes time for your boby to adjust to a normal sugar level. That's why we always recommend a gradual approach rather than a quick fix. ...Read more

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What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

What can be done for low blood sugar levels?

Cause?: Many causes of hypoglycemia. First thing is to confirm low blood sugars in a lab. If truly low, what is the reason for low blood sugars? Is this reactive hypoglycemia? Fasting hypoglycemia? Adult onset metabolic disorder? Treatment is contingent upon a diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs of low blood sugar and how is it related to insulin?

What are the signs of low blood sugar and how is it related to insulin?

Insulin & Glucose: Insulin allows cells to use glucose as fuel. It helps to regulate blood sugar. Too much will bring blood sugar down putting/keeping it in storage and making it less available to cells. When this happens, hypoglycemia occurs. One may feel shaky, dizzy, headache, nausea, sweaty, etc. Which is a prompt to treat the low blood sugar. Severe lows can cause loss of consciousness, seizure, death. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of being diabetic and what are your sugar levels supposed to be and what is high?

What r symptoms of being diabetic and what are your sugar levels supposed to be and what is high?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes pre diabetes = fasting 100-126 2 hours after eating 140-199 diabetes fasting 126 and> 2 hours after eating 200 and >. ...Read more

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What level does your blood sugar have to be at to induce diabetic coma?

Highly Variable: Many factors involved with "diabetic coma". Dehydration, as well as overall health are important factors. In the type ii person with diabetes, it is usually in the 1, 000 range; for the person with type i diabetes it is dependant more on the level of blood ph. The more acidotic the blood, the higher the likelihoodd of complications including coma. Hypoglemia may cause coma as well. ...Read more

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What to do when blood sugar goes down to 26? When blood sugar is this low what should be done?

What to do when blood sugar goes down to 26? When blood sugar is this low what should be done?

If you have: Diabetes and your blood sugar is low (<70) a gel or 3 quick-disolving glucose tablets, or 8 oz. Of skim milk or juice will increase it appropriately. Wait 15 minutes and retest. Repeat if still under 70. You are only trying to get it above 70. Do not use food to treat low sugar. If not diabetes, sugar result was incorrect, probably a finger stick. Glucose doesn't drop to 26. Body won't let it. ...Read more

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When taking high blood pressure meds how often are you suppose to get a blood test?

When taking high blood pressure meds how often are you suppose to get a blood test?

ONCE IN THE BEGINNIN: You do not need periodic blood tests if you are being treated for high blood pressure, unless some abnormality was found on the initial exam blood test should be done at the initial visit and needs to be repeated only if you are being treated with diuretics and we need to check your potassium level, otherwise once a year may be all you need. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and insulin resistance?

Is it possible to have normal blood sugar levels and insulin resistance?

Yes: In earlier stages of insulin resistance you can have normal blood sugar fasting and random Most of the people with insulin resistance their muscle,fat and liver cells do not respond properly to Insulin and can not absorp glucose from the blood stream.As a result Beta cells in Pancreas try to compensate and make more insulin and blood sugar stays normal till beta cells fail&people develop Diabetes ...Read more

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What is my blood sugar supposed to be post breakfast?

Blood sugar: Your blood sugars should be pretty much under 130 though some jumps to 160 are not unusual. Your dr can check your hba1c and say if you are prediabetic. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

Depends: Hi. The higher the blood sugar, the more dangerous, but generally not dangerous until 600 or more, as long as the patient has insulin and isn't vomiting. Treatment is easy unless the patient is decompensated and very sick: insulin and fluids (including electrolytes). ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diabetic, how can you tell when your blood sugar levels are low?

By checking: With your glucose monitor. Do not trust symptoms, as they are unreliable. Always check your blood sugar if you have any questions or concerns! ...Read more