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What Are The Uses Of Glucose Powder
1yr Old boy doesn't like to drink water, but if I give him 4oz water w 1/2scoop of glucose powder (brand glucolin) he will drink all. Is it ok use daily?
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
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
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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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
I am buying a blood glucose machine, so I can use any brands strips or do I have to use same as the machine?
The strips: And the machine have to match. There are no universal monitors or strips. ...Read more
Yes: But lancet might be too big, don't test your baby unless given doctors orders to do so. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
How do you stablize drastic BP (120s/70s to 80s/50s) and glucose (100s to 40s) fluctuations occur midnight after tapering off short-term use of medrol (methylprednisolone)?
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
Could use your help docs! My fasting glucose is 107 and my triglycerides are 296. My doctor mentioned prediabetes, should I worry?
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
Hi. My mother is diabetic. She uses prednisolone and her glucose levels goes very high about 480.Is it ok to use?
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
Is the use of fish oil capsule good in PCOS? But I read that fish oil also increases blood glucose level
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
Blood is pretty accurate.
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
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