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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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Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

A glucose of: Above 200 drawn from a vein at any time and any situation usually indicates diabetes, or at least a reason to investigate further. Check w/your doctor and also diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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Could I have diabetes if my fasting glucose is sometimes around 6.6 and daytime glucose levels are normal?

Could I have diabetes if my fasting glucose is sometimes around 6.6  and daytime glucose levels are normal?

Impaired glucose tol: A fasting glucose over 7 mmol/l on two occasions would be considered diabetes. A level of 6.6 would be impaired glucose tolerance. I would get a hba1c, if above 6.5, you have diabetes. In any event, a no concentrated sweets diet is in order, and if you are overweight, you must lose weight. Do regular exercise. ...Read more

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Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Possibly: Elevated blood sugar levels are indicative of Insulin resistance and could mean a diagnosis of diabetes. Review the numbers with your doctor to discuss its implications and what other testing may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause high glucose levels in urine other than diabetes?

What could cause high glucose levels in urine other than diabetes?

Glucosuria: Glucosuria - glucose in the urine. If blood glucose is normal & kidneys are functioning appropriately the urine usually contains no glucose. An uncommon and unconcerning inherited condition called renal glucosuria spills glucose into urinr. A new group of medications mimics this inherited condition. Fanconi's syndrome also has glucosuria, many different things can cause this syndrome. See a doctor. ...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 is the mechanism by which people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels?

What is the mechanism by which people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels?

By using: Education, prevention, monitoring, medical advice, diet, exercise and medication as needed to help control their abnormal glucose and other risk factors. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?

I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Doesn't cause diabetes, but if overweight, you're already prone to type 2 dm. ...Read more

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I'm 20yrs old with type 1 diabetes. My weight is 130lbs, height being 171cms. How can I increase my weight without affecting glucose levels?

I'm 20yrs old with type 1 diabetes. My weight is 130lbs, height being 171cms. How can I increase my weight without affecting glucose levels?

Do right for you: You can increase your weight with continuing your healthy diet and exercise. The key here is the weight gain by healthy muscle gain. Muscle mass increasing and no just fat contributing to the weight gain is what will be important. ...Read more

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My brother is having type 2 diabetes with glucose level on fasting being 283 .Will the glucose levels control with medicine or need for insulin.

My brother is having type 2 diabetes with glucose level on fasting being 283 .Will the glucose levels control with medicine or need for insulin.

Many options: There are many options which may be used to treat type 2 diabetes incuding metformin, insulin, glp-1 ras, sglt inhibitors and many others. The fasting glucose levels should be 85-110 and 2 hour post meal levels beliw 180. ...Read more

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Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. What is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?

Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. What is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?

Same!!!: You want to aim for fasting levels of 90 or below and post meals of 120 or less. Anything above that will eventually cause damage to the body. Since this contrl is very difficult we try to aim for less than 200 after meals and about 100-105 fasting. Problem is that it still causes damage and close control may bottom out your blood sugar levels that is also a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Food and blood sugar: Any food can raise blood sugar. How much may vary with individual response, glycemic index of the food and medication. ...Read more

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My wife insulin level is high, but blood glucose levels are normal, does she have diabetes?

NO: But she is probably Insulin resistant and on the way to diabetes in the future. The exact name you put on it is of no importance, the risk is the same. She needs diet, exercise and weight reduction. By the way, tests for Insulin levels are notoriously inaccurate. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes type ii, and what happens when your blood glucose levels rise too fast?

Multifactorial: No one knows exactly what causes type 2 dm, but obesity seems to trigger this in people who are genetically susceptible. Some are inherently Insulin resistant. Other associated conditions increase risk, for example pcos, hypertension, sleep apnea, gestational diabetes, etc. When blood sugar rises quickly or not, it really depends on how high it goes and how the body does or doesn't respond. ...Read more

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I'm new to diabetes (type ii). What should my blood glucose levels be? Should i only check while fasting?

I'm new to diabetes (type ii). What should my blood glucose levels be? Should i only check while fasting?

NO: Fasting (8hrs no food) less than 110
2hrs after eating less than 140 for people in your age group up to 50 yrs
100-140 @ bedtime.
You should test several times during the day, stick to your diet, exercise (that burns sugar) and when your md tests your blood find out what your 3month levels are. With discipline you can be healthy for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers increase blood glucose levels? Is the answer the same for type1 and type2 diabetes

Can beta blockers increase blood glucose levels? Is the answer the same for type1 and type2 diabetes

Beta blockers: Since beta blockers have been shown to impair release of insulin from the pancreas, they can cause a rise in blood sugar. This may be more of a problem for patients who are already at risk for type 2 diabetes or for people taking thiazide diuretics which can also raise the blood sugar. For treatment of hypertension, beta blockers are not first line choices among many physicians unless heart histor ...Read more

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My blood glucose level is 78 after eating a hefty meal after 2 hours. I haven t been diagnosed with diabetes.? Why are my blood glucose levels so low

My blood glucose level is 78 after eating a hefty meal after 2 hours. I haven t been diagnosed with diabetes.?

Why are my blood glucose levels so low

Check blood sugar!: The real question is why are you regularly checking your blood sugar level? Are you certain that the low blood sugar levels are correctly low? If so you should check this with your primary doctor. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Yes and no: Patients with type 1 diabetes who develop Insulin resistance requiring lots of Insulin have both. It is sometimes referred to as type 1 1/2 dm. Insulin resistance will often accompany obesity, poor diabetes control and high triglycerides, for example. Blood sugars don't "double" in rate, but Insulin doses may go up significantly to maintain control of blood sugars. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Your glucose should : Be under 100.... If well controlled. But you need to consult your endocrinologist and specialist who is following your disease. Everyone is different and the degree of control is dependent on the patient. Some patients simply can never reach this goal... So it's really individualized treatment we are after here. We want the best control possible for you. ...Read more

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Irregular glucose levels on insulin with gestational diabetes do they induce you and why have i been told induced at 38 weeks then go to 40 weeks ?

Irregular glucose levels on insulin with gestational diabetes do they induce you and why have i been told induced at 38 weeks then go to 40 weeks ?

Varies: In the us, is is now common not to induce before 39 wks in normal pregnancies.In a pregnancy with gestational or regular diabetes, the infants may take longer to reach lung maturity.I have seen some with classical rds born at 40 wks.Your obgym team must try to balance the size issue with the other issue babies may have.Please discuss this with them as this or other considerations could be in play. ...Read more

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Diabetes affect the level of glucose in the blood and in body cells. True?

YES: Glucose goes everywhere! blood, brain, liver, vessels, feet, kidnys, eyes etc. You get the pic? Thats why diabetics get foot ulcers, cataracts, kidney damage that may require dialysis etc. ...Read more

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My wife has gestatiomal diabetes what should her levels be. What should her glucose ?

See below: You will see different numbers depending on what sources you use. Per american diabetes association (ada) recommendation, these are the goal: using the meter: fasting <95, 1 hr after eating <140, 2 hr after eating < 120. If you use blood draw: fasting <105, 1 hr after eating <155, 2 hr after eating <130. A1c goal < 6%. Your OB probably have a sheet to give you as a goal. Good luck. ...Read more

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My level of glucose and nothing is wrong. Is 1 glucose test enough to diagnose diabetes?

No: Usually you want to have two or more consistent results. However, if you're overweight, don't wait until the diagnosis is made. Start now and prevent diabetes rather than having to treat it later. Die/exercise are of utmost importance now>. ...Read more

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They say albumin is indicative of diabetes, but my glucose level is fine. So what does the high albumin mean?

They say albumin is indicative of diabetes, but my glucose level is fine. So what does the high albumin mean?

Albuminuria: Albumin is a very abundant blood protein that we all have. One of the complications of diabetes is kidney disease, and an early sign of diabetic kidney disease is spilling albumin into the urine (normally there is very little albumin in the urine). The blood albumin level is not affected by diabetes unless there is severe kidney disease with a lot of albumin spillage. ...Read more

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Does a glucose fasting level of 130 june/'13 and again nov/'13 confirm I have type2 diabetes? What is the criteria?

High glucose: You should ask to have your hemoglobin a1c (h) level checked. If you are above normal for the lab, you do have diabetes. The h gives an idea of one's glucose control for the previous 3 months. If you are worried about having type 2 diabetes, go to a physician and ask for a h blood test to be ordered. Good luck. ...Read more

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My glucose level is 134 is that bad and does it mean I have diabetes?

My glucose level is 134 is that bad and does it mean I have diabetes?

Depends: If this was after meals, then it's normal. If fasting, then it's in the diabetes range. Normal bs is <100 fasting, <140 2 hrs after meals. You need a real blood test to diagnose diabetes. The glucometer is not accurate enough so it's used for monitoring only. ...Read more

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If your glucose level stays around 90 is it possible to still have diabetes?

If your glucose level stays around 90  is it possible to still have diabetes?

Yes, : Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is
prediabetes.

Fasting 126 and higher and 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes

but can have 90 at other times. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more


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