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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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What's the relationship between sugar in the blood and hemoglobin?

What's the relationship between sugar in the blood and hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin A1c test: Sugar coats everything in the blood including hemoglobin in red cells. Since hemoglobin circulates for 3 months before its destruction, we take advantage of that fact to measure hemoglobin A1c to tell average sugar levels over 3 months. ...Read more

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I got tested for diabetes around May My sugar level was at 98. Is it possible to get diabetes within 3 months? Blood shows I have a lot of hemoglobin

I got tested for diabetes around May My sugar level was at 98. Is it possible to get diabetes within 3 months? Blood shows I have a lot of hemoglobin

No: Fasting blood sugar of 98 is normal according to American Diabetic Association, but we holistic physicians prefer a level below 90. Hemoclobon A1C & 2 hour post prandial will help to sort out. Glucose tolerance test also can be done ultimately. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is at a 9 what is the treatment for this? My blood sugar levels are also low.

My hemoglobin is at a 9 what is the treatment for this?  My blood sugar levels are also low.

You're anemic: There are dozens of common causes of anemia and the cause in your case must be found and addressed. Insist on a full explanation from your physician and if you are not satisfied, get a consult. I am less worried right now about a slightly low blood sugar, but if it's extreme or you feel ill, an explanation's required. ...Read more

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What should I get tested regularly? I'm thinking hemoglobin and blood sugar. Any others?

What should I get tested regularly? I'm thinking hemoglobin and blood sugar. Any others?

Let your doctor: decide. Routine blood tests are not necessary. Please note that due to the way normal levels are established, it you do 20 tests, one of those will be abnormal, without you having any disorder. ...Read more

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How should small ketone levels with normal blood sugar affect hemoglobin A1c levels?

How should small ketone levels with normal blood sugar affect hemoglobin A1c levels?

High acidity: Ketone is acidic state means your body is braking down fat since it is not getting proper nutrients. To alter this increase vitamin d intake daily use aloe cleanse - 3 day inner fillet pure aloe drink 1 bottle per day for 3 days then 4 days off with b vitamins daily i liked activated b (isotonic) do this cycle for 3 months and repeat your testing should normalize. Check morning urine ph (nr6.8-7). ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood glucose level is 112 and hemoglobin A1c is 6.8, is it high?

What can I do if my blood glucose level is 112 and hemoglobin A1c is 6.8, is it high?

High glucose: Both are high. The glucose (presumably fasting) says "impaired fasting glucose", and the a1c says "diabetes". Time to get serious about weight, diet, exercise. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

No: If fasting for at least 8 hours 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 can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. then see MD if any of above apply ...Read more

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Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?

Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?

Doubtful significanc: Tell us why you had your urine checked in the first place?. To resolve a medical problem we need a detailed history and also what the doctor's assessment was or is, so far? Your urine may be entirely normal but it is a good idea to recheck it one more time and see if there are any Red blood cells(RBCs) in your urine. Presence of >5 RBCs would be something to be concerned about unless U have mense ...Read more

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I have a 5.8 hemoglobin a1c. How can I cut back on blood sugar and also at the same time put on muscle? I am a vegetarian and lactose intolerant..

I have a 5.8 hemoglobin a1c. How can I cut back on blood sugar and also at the same time put on muscle? I am a vegetarian and lactose intolerant..

Discuss with your: physician or nutritionist. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil & Smoothies (w added silken tofu ). ...Read more

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I have a bad UTI & taking a strong antibiotic. My blood test (sugar/lipids/hemoglobin) is in 2 days. Would it affect results? Should i reschedule?

I have a bad UTI & taking a strong antibiotic. My blood test (sugar/lipids/hemoglobin) is in 2 days. Would it affect results? Should i reschedule?

Nope! Well, maybe...: Infections can make your sugar level rise in the short term but really shouldn't affect your 3 month a1c. Infections definitely won't affect lipids (cholesterol) or hemoglobin (blood count). Of course, your doc might have a different opinion so best to call his/her office ; ask. ...Read more

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My grandmother was released from hospital today & told to see a hematologist. She is 90 y.o.; wbc count 19.6; hemoglobin 8.4; blood sugar 270. Causes?

My grandmother was released from hospital today & told to see a hematologist. She is 90 y.o.; wbc count 19.6; hemoglobin 8.4; blood sugar 270. Causes?

Hematologist: My 90 y/o GM released today WBC 19.6, HB 8.4, BS 270. Causes? ANS: 1. She had diabetes mellitus as cause for high BS. Without knowing what else she has or why she was in hosp or detailed medical Hx or her physical examination now there are too many causes of a high abc and low Hb to discuss. Ask the Dr. who recommended she see a hematologist is the fastest and prob only way to a good answer. ...Read more

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What relationship does fenugreek have with blood glucose?

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What relationship does fenugreek have with blood glucose?

Fenugreek: It reduces serum glucose & improves glucose tolerance. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between leg cramps and high blood sugar levels?

Is there any relationship between leg cramps and high blood sugar levels?

Electrolyte imbalanc: If you have chronic, poor control, you can lose potassium and other minerals in your urine making it more likely to develop leg cramps. Additionally, urinating frequently from high blood sugar also makes one more likely to become dehydrated which also increases risk for leg cramping. With diabetes-related kidney disease, calcium can also be low causing muscle cramping. ...Read more

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

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

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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be. If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes. Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar? Are you really weighing it? ...Read more