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What organ is responsible for balancing the amount of glucose floating around in the blood?

What organ is responsible for balancing the amount of glucose floating around in the blood?

Mostly people: Think about the pancreas because it makes insulin, but almost all of your organs affect your blood sugar in some important way, including (but not limited to) brain, liver, muscle, kidney, pancreas, fat, stomach, intestine and others. ...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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Is true that insulin turns glucose into fat?

Is true that insulin turns glucose into fat?

Yes and no: Hi. No, insulin does not directly turn sugar into fat, BUT, insulin is an anabolic hormone that promotes fuel storage as glucose polymers (glycogen) in liver and muscle, and promotes excess glucose to be converted to fat for storage in adipose tissue and some others. ...Read more

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Would glucose injection make me fat? Or any other side effects?

Would glucose injection make me fat? Or any other side effects?

No.: Why do you need Glucose injection any way? How much do you weigh? Hope you are eating balanced diet. ...Read more

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Why would there be glucose in my pee if I am not diabetic nor had I eaten any type of sugar that day especially not in excessive amounts? What is it?

Why would there be glucose in my pee if I am not diabetic nor had I eaten any type of sugar that day especially not in excessive amounts? What is it?

Renal glycosure.: After you have had a careful evaluation for diabetes the next possibility is that your kidneys pee out glucose when your. This condition is know as renal glycosuria and does not been diabetes. ...Read more

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What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range. Avoid fats at night? Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?

What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range. Avoid fats at night? Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?

See below: If your fasting glucose is elevated but you are not diabetic you have about 60% of preventing progression of the process. You should lose about 10% of your body weight, more if you are overweight, exercise at least 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week and gradually increase the intensity of exercise. It may help to consult a nutritionist for advise about diet. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoc. ...Read more

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I'm having excessive hunger for last few weeks. Before my hunger was limited to three times a day but now wanna eat all the time. Glucose fasting 98mg%?

Need testing: There are several reasons for excessive hunger including: diabetes, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, high caloric needs during exertion, and psychiatric disorders. In addition, in some patients with gastric irritation (gastritis or ulcer disease), hunger helps to reduce the discomfort. ...Read more

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Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

General comments: Brain functions primarily on oxygen and glucose metabolism, but can substitute ketone bodies if necessary, and these come from metabolism of triglycerides (medical food Axona). Brain does not metabolize proteins for energy. ...Read more

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When glucose builds up in the blood system because of pcos, is this the same as "fat" being in your bloodstream?

When glucose builds up in the blood system because of pcos, is this the same as "fat" being in your bloodstream?

No: Glucose is sugar, different from fat. With pcos you do not build up glucose, unless you are also diabetic. Women with pcos may definitely have high Insulin levels, but this also is different. ...Read more

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Is tiredness from excessive alcohol partly due to low blood sugar? If so, can it be alleviated by taking glucose tablets?

Is tiredness from excessive alcohol partly due to low blood sugar? If so, can it be alleviated by taking glucose tablets?

Alcohol & blood suga: Tiredness resulting from excessive alcohol is due to a number of factors, including dehydration and the sedating affects of the alcohol. Alcohol consumption can wreak havoc with blood sugar, causing it to be too high and/or too low. Either of which can cause a person to feel tired. Individuals with diabetes often feel better if they avoid alcohol intake altogether or in strict moderation. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 40weeks today showed AFI 28cm. Excess amniotic fluid? All scans until now had normal amount. Should I worry? Glucose test was normal.

High: The AFI is a little above high normal. There can be several causes, including human error on how they measured. You say ALL scans, why were they doing more than one scan during you pregnancy. There must have been other concerns going on. But, since all were normal until now, I would suggest this is still a low risk finding. Speak with your OB for final interpretation. ...Read more

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I continued to eat ice cream but no soda or candy and my HbA1C was 5.6 and glucose was 83! I'm thinking about going high fat low carb! Should I?

I continued to eat ice cream but no soda or candy and my HbA1C was 5.6 and glucose was 83! I'm thinking about going high fat low carb! Should I?

Don't focus on this: You've got anxiety and a history of obsessive-compulsive stuff. You give no history of diabetes. Like most young adults and all physically healthy people, you can eat what you want without your blood sugar going out of control. Devoting emotional energy to food choices will rob you of the important stuff -- building relationships and achieving high-level physical fitness. That's REAL health. ...Read more

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How do I stop my glucose levels falling at only 30 minutes after breakfast. I eat a high protein, good fat and limited low GI carb and it still happens.

How do I stop my glucose levels falling at only 30 minutes after breakfast. I eat a high protein, good fat and limited low GI carb and it still happens.

Eat small meals: Small frequent meals, and lots of fiber might help. Absolutely no processed foods may help. Anything that slows absorption without adding excess calories may help you avoid spikes than sound like they're causing compensatory crashes. And never drink anything containing sugar except to urgently bring your sugar up. Is your pancreatic function normal? ...Read more

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After a balanced meal of healthy fats, protein, and fiberous carbs, my 1 hour glucose was 95. But after 2 hours it was 118! Is that delay worrisome?

After a balanced meal of healthy fats, protein, and fiberous carbs, my 1 hour glucose was 95. But after 2 hours it was 118! Is that delay worrisome?

This is reassuring: Regarding your glucose tolerance. Both results are low and do not suggest sugar or insulin problems. But it is unusual that the second hour value would be higher than the first. My first thought would be "lab error" and in normal circumstances I would suggest the test be repeated. But as both results were squarely in the normal range, I would offer you reassurance. Keep eating healthy:) ...Read more

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I’m in nutritional ketosis to lose weight and burn fat instead of glucose - why am I getting cramps in my quads? What should I take for it?

I’m in nutritional ketosis to lose weight and burn fat instead of glucose - why am I getting cramps in my quads? What should I take for it?

Healthy diet: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Urine test-moderate blood, high protein, renal epith- transit epith, oval fat body, glucose, all out of range. Enbrel (etanercept) the cause? Rcc cancer before.

Kidney problem: Enbrel (etanercept) can cause drug induced lupus which can lead to inflammation of the kidneys. You need more testing given your history. Good luck ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red cell distribution width 16.3h, absolute neutrophilis 9.5h, segmented neutrophils 79.7h, lymphocytes 14.2, blood gas base excess 2.8h, blood gas bicarbonate 27.9h, carbon dioxide 31h, glusoe 143h, can you explain my results?

What does it mean to have red cell distribution width 16.3h, absolute neutrophilis 9.5h, segmented neutrophils 79.7h, lymphocytes 14.2, blood gas base excess 2.8h, blood gas bicarbonate 27.9h, carbon dioxide 31h, glusoe 143h, can you explain my results?

No. Ask your doctor.: To interpret your venous blood tests we need complete blood cell count test results. To interpret your arterial blood gas test we need arterial pH and pO2 values. The only conclusions I can make with this limited data are that you may have a bacterial infection and that your blood sugar is slightly high. (?) BTW carbon dioxide of 31 is not high. Normal range is 35-45. Ask your doctor! ...Read more

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How high can a person's blood glucose go, into the 1000's?

I've seen a: Glucose as high as 2, 500 in someone who survived the episode. After your glucose reaches 400, it can go up very quickly due to dehydration -- so 3000 would be potentially possible. Hopefully you're not trying to set a record......... ...Read more

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How risky is it for my blood glucose level to be in the 500's?

How risky is it for my blood glucose level to be in the 500's?

Extremely dangerous: A blood glucose level this high could be very dangerous, and it could send you into a state called diabetic ketoacidosis

with a blood glucose level this high, one should see immediate medical attention, most likely in an emergency room. ...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?

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?

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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Is food composed of glucose?

Some: Glucose is the body's main source of fuel from food. Even if a main ingredient isn't glucose, the components of food ultimately end up as a potential source of glucose. The body uses proteins, carbs, and fat to make glucose when it is necessary. ...Read more

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Glucose is 115ml is it high?

Depends if fasting: Normal glucose is usually considered 60 or 80 - 100; however that is based on 8-12hr fast. Patients with fasting glucose >100<124 is considered hyperglycemic; while a fasting glucose 125+ is consistent with diabetes. Clinicians also utilize a HBA1C test which assesses your average glucose over a 3 mos period. A HBA1C >5.7-6.4 is consistent with prediabetes, and 6.5+ c/w diabetes. ...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