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How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

Diabetes: Glucose molecules precipitate out on to protein molecules changing how they work. If enough of the glucose gums up the protein network these processes stop all together and the tissue dies. ...Read more

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 can high blood sugar levels affect your health?

How can high blood sugar levels affect your health?

Blood sugar levels: High blood sugar levels means Diabetes. If you have not seen a doctor about this please do so immediately. If you have seen your doctor and are told your sugar levels are OK you can relax. If you are told your sugar us high you need to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Can stress affect blood sugar levels?

Can stress affect blood sugar levels?

It can make: It slightly higher for a short period of time. Over the long run, however, stress makes you pay less attention to your diet and exercise and medication regimen -- often leading to weight gain and higher sugars. ...Read more

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How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more

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What can cause my body to produce low blood sugar and high insulin levels?

What can cause my body to produce low blood sugar and high insulin levels?

Pre or type 2 DM: The most common cause of high Insulin levels and low blood sugars in adults is Insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia. Those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels to compensate for the body's resistance. However, the body loses its ability to guage how much Insulin one needs and can overshoot to cause low blood sugar. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

The other way: Alcohol acutely will lower blood sugars by inhibiting glucose release from your liver and increasing inulin. ...Read more

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How can medications keep blood sugar levels low?

How can medications keep blood sugar levels low?

DoYouMeanInDiabetics: tIs your question for a diabetic patient.For Dibetics 1Diet and Exercise is t important.Cut down osn simple sugars from any source and other ccarbs 2 Presription meds if needed like Metformin and others prescribed by your doctor 3Insulin if prescribed Are you a Diabetic? ...Read more

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How can blood sugar affect mood (diabetes)?

High glucose: Can cause fatigue. Low glucose can cause you to be anxious and irritable. Fluctuating glucose is very hard on your mood as well as your body (mental plus physical). Keeping your blood sugar normal at all times is the key to resolving all those problems. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar affect someones mood?

How can  high blood sugar affect someones mood?

High glucose: Can cause fatigue. Low glucose can cause you to be anxious and irritable. Fluctuating glucose is very hard on your mood as well as your body (mental plus physical). Keeping your blood sugar normal at all times is the key to resolving all those problems. ...Read more

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How does low blood sugar affect the kidneys?

How does low blood sugar affect the kidneys?

Poor blood flow: Low blood sugar(or hypoglycemia) can lead to diminished blood flow to the kidneys impairing their ability to function properly. ...Read more

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Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

No, but: Drinking alcohol will affect blood sugars. For those with diabetes, a transient high blood sugar (because alcohol is sugar) may be followed by low blood sugar later. ...Read more

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Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of diabetes is based having either a fasting blood glucose (from a blood draw) of 126 mg/dl on 2 separate days or a random blood glucose of 200 one time with symptoms like increase thirst and urination. Other test like a glucose tolerance test and a hemoglobin a1c can also be used to diagnosis diabetes. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause hypertension and increase blood sugar level?

Can menopause cause hypertension and increase blood sugar level?

Menopause: Very insightful question. While menopause has not been known to directly cause HTN and dm, the weight gain that is associated with menopause can. The precipitous loss of hormones that occurs with menopause can have an array of systemic effects. One interesting fact not taken away from the women's health initiative despite the negative press was that hormone treated women had less diabetes. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause low blood sugar?

How can  diabetes cause low blood sugar?

The medications: The meds that lower high blood sugar can not automatically adjust if you skip a meal or increase your activity. During these conditions low blood sugar developes. The symptoms must be recognized and treated. Low blood sugar is dangerous. ...Read more

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How does your body get low blood sugar levels?

How does your body get low blood sugar levels?

Lots of reasons: This is a complicated question because there are so many different scenarios: from having Insulin resistance, to being on diabetes medications, to having poor glucose stores in the body, to having an insulin-producing tumor, to having other medical conditions, causing malabsorption. The list goes on. ...Read more