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What Do I Do If My Blood Sugar Is 555
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
70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more
I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?
Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more
Age29.weight 110. my blood glucose fasting should be 74-106 but report is 109.so is it ok or I have sugar. And if it is not good then is it curabable?
What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea
Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more
Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)
Yes: It is in the lower limits of normal. ...Read more
Stop obsessing: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive 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. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more
Borderline: If you're overweight (particularly with a family history of diabetes) you may be going from Insulin resistance into pre diabetes. Remember, finger stick glucoses often read lower than actual blood sugar. Check w/your physician for additional testing and advice. If you have diabetes, however, your control is very good and 105 is an excellent fasting glucose. ...Read more
Depends: If you are on diabetes medication, you need to lower the dose. If you don't have diabetes, you're just overweight and your sugar is supposed to drop after a meal, don't worry, it won't go significantly low or cause you any problems. Don't treated it with food. Lose weight and it will cure itself. ...Read more
Nothing: 66 by finger stick is normal. I have never seen a true case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Low glucose only ocurrs when treating diabetes, cancer, renal/liver disease. ...Read more
Because: You're overweight and have Insulin resistance or prediabetes, or maybe even full diabetes. You probably have a positive family history for obese relatives with diabetes. Your body is trying to tell you what you've done for the past 38 years isn't working. Eat less, exercise, lose weight and see your doctor. ...Read more
It it: Was a finget stick glucose, it probably wasn't accurate. Blood sugar does not drop that low unless you're on diabetes medication or have cancer, end state kidney or liver disease, prior GI surgery, etc. You glucose is most likely totally normal, but you're probably overweight and Insulin resistant and your blood sugar drops quickly some time after a meal, but never below normal. ...Read more
By measuring it: The only way to measure the level of your blood sugar is by measuing it with a blood glucose monitor. Some of the symptoms of low blood sugar are hunger, feeling shaky, dizziness, weakness, headache, irritability, sweating, poor coordination, numbness of the mouth and tongue, and eventually passing out. ...Read more
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