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How often should a diabetic do a ?Home blood sugar test?

How often should a diabetic do a ?Home blood sugar test?

Depends: Diabetes is a broad label for problems of varying intensities. An unstable type one that has frequent hospitalizations needs frequent tests while an type 2 adult may get away with fewer. This is best worked out with your healthcare provider/treatment team who knows your case. ...Read more

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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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How often should a diabetic get his blood pressure checked?

How often should a diabetic get his blood pressure checked?

Blood pressure: Buying a blood pressure device is not very expensive. If you can afford it measure your blood pressure when you wake up and when you go to bed. Do that for a week or two you can do the same about once a week. If your BP is high often you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Might a constantly high morning blood sugar cause a pre-diabetic to become a full diabetic?

Might a constantly high morning blood sugar cause a pre-diabetic to become a full diabetic?

Yes: Unless you can reduce your blood sugar, the natuaral course of prediabetes is to become full blown diabetes in a matter of few years.So you have to make efforts to reduce your high blood sugars by losing weight(which will require eating less and doing daily exercise). ...Read more

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What is a good diabetics blood sugar number?

What is a good diabetics blood sugar number?

Like this!: Desirable blood sugars are fasting below 125, post-prandial lower than 180, and a hgba1c less than 7%. The latter number is well above the upper limit of normal (5.6%) and i try to get my diabetics to 6.0% or lower! ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a dangerous blood sugar number for a diabetic?

Docs can you explain what is a dangerous blood sugar number for a diabetic?

Anything above norma: There is no magic number where you go from safe to dangerous. It's a continuous line, and the lower you are and the closer to normal the better -- the higher you are and the more abnormal, the more it will damage your body. From a vein, while fasting: normal is 65-105. Finger sticks are totally different and don't measure the same thing. ...Read more

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What should be the ideal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetic?

What should be the ideal blood sugar level for type 2 diabetic?

Fasting AM:80-120: Ideally fasting blood sugar would be within normal range (eg 80-100), but between 80 to 120 is one commonly quoted goal for a fasting blood sugar for type 2 diabetic. Note that non-fasting blood glucose would be higher; ideally control the am fasting blood sugar and if A1c still not at goal then work work on lowering the blood sugar after eating. ...Read more

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What should a non diabetics child's blook sugar level never be above?

What should a non diabetics child's blook sugar level never be above?

Age dependent: Babies..40-80 cildren ..60-100 teens and older 70-106. ...Read more

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What are normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic?

Fasting glucose: Blood glucose, after an overnight fast should be below 100 mg/dl. Blood sugar between 100-125 is pre-diabetes. ...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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Could it be possible for low blood sugar to become diabetes?

Could it be possible for low blood sugar to become diabetes?

Symptoms: Symptoms similar to hypoglycemia might be expirienced by type 2 diabetics prior to diagnosis for 2 reasons: a quick fluctuation from high to not so high blood sugar may give sucn symptoms and second you might be producing a lot of Insulin already but not be completly resistant to it and have occacional real low blood sugars. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood sugar level for non diabetic and diabetics?

What is a normal blood sugar level for non diabetic and diabetics?

Normal Fasting sugar: It is70 mg to 99 mg.If the sugar is over 125 mg in a fasting state, that is the current definition of diabetes. ...Read more

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What is a healthy blood sugar level for a non-diabetic person?

What is a healthy blood sugar level for a non-diabetic person?

Blood sugar level: If you don't have diabetes sugar won't hurt you. Unless you want to check your blood sugar regularly - can't think of a good reason - relax and enjoy life. If you are worried because a family member or friend has diabetes have your doctor evaluate your potential diabetes. ...Read more

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What medications should not be taken prior to a fasting blood sugar test?

What medications should not be taken prior to a fasting blood sugar test?

Fasting blood sugar: NONE! Please go as early in the morning as possible. Once blood is drawn you can relax and eat breakfast. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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