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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 does the body use glucose?

How does the body use glucose?

For fuel: It is utilized by the body much as a car utilizes gasoline. The energy produced by the breakdown of glucose provides the energy needed to run all the body's cellular functions, such as contracting muscles, etc. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of glucose powder?

What are the benefits of glucose powder?

Glucose powder: NONE!
Glucose can be found in many good foods and that is more enjoyable than powder.
That said, don't take too much glucose containing foods. ...Read more

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Could you use glucose blood meters?

Could you use glucose blood meters?

Of course!: Hi. Yes, I could and I do! I've had type 1 diabetes for 40 years, and glucose meters became widely available a few years after I was diagnosed. But why on earth would you come on this site to ask if I could use a blood glucose meter??? I guess I don't really see the point of your question, because I'm SURE you don't care what I do for MY diabetes! Peace & good health! ...Read more

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Should I take glucose when I take my creatine powder?

Should I take glucose when I take my creatine powder?

Can't avoid it: Glucose is in your food, so you can't avoid it. Additional glucose isn't necessary. The question is, why are you taking creatine? It's not really helpful for any medical problem. ...Read more

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Trying to correct high glucose is it true 1 unit rapid insulin lowers glucose by 50? If I use correction dose when should I retest to see if it workd

Trying to correct high glucose is it true 1 unit rapid insulin lowers glucose by 50? If I use correction dose when should I retest to see if it workd

No, not true: Hi. How much 1 unit of rapid insulin (Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra) lowers glucose depends on each patient's insulin sensitivity, and therefore varies from patient to patient. Using your correction dose, check your BG about 2 and 4 hours after the dose and before the next meal to help define how your body responds to that dose. Those data help you define how to dose yourself. Good luck and health! ...Read more

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Can you use glucose water with similac?

Can you use glucose water with similac?

Not recomended: I'm not sure if you mean that you are reconsitituing similac powder with glucose water or adding it to the can of concentrate but just water should be added to make the proper concentration. If you are feeding glucose water in addition to similac the infant is receiving only empty calories and this would not be recommended. The infant is getting enough water in the similac. ...Read more

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Is drinking glucose-D powder mixed with water safe for people with diabetes?

Is drinking glucose-D powder mixed with water safe for people with diabetes?

Powder: Depends entirely on what this powder does to your blood sugar.
If it is too high after this powder don't take it. ...Read more

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Can you use adult blood glucose machines for babies?

Yes: But lancet might be too big, don't test your baby unless given doctors orders to do so. ...Read more

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Do I still use insulin and check my glucose level with type 2 diabetes?

Do I still use insulin and check my glucose level with type 2 diabetes?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is typically treated with a combination of diet, weight loss, exercise, and medications that decrease Insulin resistance and/or increase Insulin production by the pancreas. Taking Insulin will also lower sugars no matter what type of diabetes you have. Monitoring sugars is essential for anyone with diabetes to know if they are doing the right things for glucose control. ...Read more

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Where can I get a wireless real-time blood glucose monitor to use with a smartphone like shown on abc news?

Wireless glucometer: Because this is a relatively new product niche there aren't many options out there. One that I've come across (and am not providing a recommendation for or against) would be ibgstar, if you're looking for more options, try searching online for "smartphone glucometer". ...Read more

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My glucose falls when I'm working. I'm NOT diabetic. How can I maintain my glucose levels, food wise? I hate having to use sugar to bring it up!

My glucose falls when I'm working. I'm NOT diabetic. How can I maintain my glucose levels, food wise? I hate having to use sugar to bring it up!

No need: Hi. There's no need to bring your sugar up if you're not diabetic (so not taking insulin). Are you overweight/obese? Such people can early on get sugars that look on the low end, but they're NOT a problem, and do not meed or warrant treatment. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more

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I guess what I need 2 know the most is, dr gave me this glucose monitor, just 2 use when having wek, dizzy, faintin spells...What would be a low level?

I guess what I need 2 know the most is, dr gave me this glucose monitor, just 2 use when having wek, dizzy, faintin spells...What would be a low level?

Less than 60: Normal fasting level 60-99 (some labs have 65-110)...But any less than 60 is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Any random level above 200 is highly indicative of diabetes.
Read the owners manual for instruction on how to interpret the readings...
When in doubt, consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doc. ..may I know how do brain use glucose in diabetic patients? Thank uu :)

Hi doc. ..may I know how do brain use glucose in diabetic patients? Thank uu :)

Brain use: A bit too complicated to answer well in a short space. Please go online and spend time looking up the link (s) between diabetes and the brain.

PS: You don't list your age. If you are not overweight and older than 30 it is likely you have type 1 diabetes, and that requires insulin treatment.

If you have type 2 diabetes you are not diabetic - you have diabetes and should work hard to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My fasting glucose is 107 and my triglycerides are 296. My doctor mentioned prediabetes, should I worry?

Could use your help docs! My fasting glucose is 107 and my triglycerides are 296. My doctor mentioned prediabetes, should I worry?

Prediabetes: You should discuss with your doctor and follow the diet and exercise instructions which your doctor provides you. You are trying to prevent diabetes. It is important because diabetes can be associated with many other health problems. ...Read more

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Can I use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar? Is the fructose, glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Can I use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar? Is the fructose, glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Not really...: Sugar is sugar. That's why people who are avoiding sugar should not drink fruit juice. They are usually ok with eating small servings of fruit. Processed foods from the store that say "naturally sweetened with juice" and use grape juice (or another juice) are bad like products using sucrose. The best thing to do is to train oneself to enjoy unsweetened or only slightly sweetened foods and drinks. ...Read more

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Hi. My mother is diabetic. She uses prednisolone and her glucose levels goes very high about 480.Is it ok to use?

Hi. My mother is diabetic. She uses prednisolone and her glucose levels goes very high about 480.Is it ok to use?

Yes, however...: Her physician should know about this and the side effect of high blood sugars. Her diabetes meds should be adjusted appropriately for the time she is on the steroid (prednisolone). Best of luck! ...Read more

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My fasting glucose level is 86 (70-110) and fasting insulin level is 0.96 (1-25). I use metformin already for PCOS. Do I have diabetes now? Thanks.

My fasting glucose level is 86 (70-110) and fasting insulin level is 0.96 (1-25). I use metformin already for PCOS. Do I have diabetes now? Thanks.

Insulin Resistance: PCOS is an early sign of insulin resistance. The change should be in your lifestyle. Metformin is only a temporary fix. Change your lifestyle with good nutrition (plants) and exercise and the PCOS will resolve. You do not have diabetes now but you are at risk due to history of PCOS. Further vitamin B12 is low with metformin use and other problems ensue. So take care of lifestyle and it will change. ...Read more

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Should a prediabetic use glucose meter to monitor glucose after meals to learn which foods cause hi blood sugar to avoid further insulin resistance?

Should a prediabetic use glucose meter to monitor glucose after meals to learn which foods cause hi blood sugar to avoid further insulin resistance?

Maybe but it depends: While your suggestion is not currently part of ada guidelines & recommendations, if it will help you see result of your food choices & help you make better choices, then I think it's reasonable. In truth, your nutritionist can help you develop healthy eating habits w/o using a glucometer. For instance, check out the mediterranean diet. Don't forget to exercise regularly to reduce Insulin resistanc. ...Read more

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What is glucose?

Endo: It is a sugar your body uses for energy. ...Read more

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What is glucose challenge?

Screening test.: During the glucose challenge test, you will have to drink a sugary liquid (the glucose) and then they'll draw your blood one hour later. This tests to see how well you process sugar. If the test is too high, it means you can't process the sugar effectively, and you might be at risk for diabetes. It's often done in pregnant woman to test for gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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How do glucose meters work?

How do glucose meters work?

By concentration.: These work by taking a sample of blood (0.3-1ul), and spread on a test strip containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the blood (glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase). After about 3 seconds, the value is displayed in mg/dl or mmol/l. There are many models with many features, llike a clock and memory. ...Read more

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How is glucose broken down?

Enzymes: The first step in breaking down glucose is an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. There are then a number of steps regulated by enzymes and the eventual result is carbon dioxide and water. ...Read more

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What is good glucose level?

Normal is good: If your blood sugar is in the normal range it is "good". Normal blood sugar is <110; a better test is a1c, which should be <6%. ...Read more

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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