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What is pre-diabetes? Is it borderline diabetes? I have 91mg/dl glucose in my blood. Is it normal? What level of glucose is considered pre-diabetes?

What is pre-diabetes? Is it borderline diabetes? I have 91mg/dl glucose in my blood. Is it normal? What level of glucose is considered pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes: A blood glucose level of 91 is OK. There really is no such thing as pre-diabetes - either you have it or you do not.
Why are you checking your blood sugar, and how often are you doing that?
The only thing you should be concerned about is your weight. If your weight is fine enjoy your life. If you feel you are overweight please make an appointment with a dietitian. ...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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My last blood test shows Glucose level 116 mg/dl. Would this level indicate Diabetes II.? I am 85 and healthy.

My last blood test shows Glucose level 116 mg/dl. Would this level indicate Diabetes II.? I am 85 and healthy.

Not diabetes: Hi. That value (116) would only be diagnostic if it were FASTING. A random (non-fasting) glucose of 116 is not abnormal. If your glucose of 116 was fasting, it's still not diabetes, but falls into the "impaired fasting glucose (IFG)" category (100-125 range). IFG is considered "pre diabetes", and has a higher rate of progression to diabetes. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Diabetes affect the level of glucose in the blood and in body cells. True?

YES: Glucose goes everywhere! Blood, brain, liver, vessels, feet, kidnys, eyes etc. You get the pic? That's why diabetics get foot ulcers, cataracts, kidney damage that may require dialysis etc. ...Read more

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Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Possibly: Elevated blood sugar levels are indicative of Insulin resistance and could mean a diagnosis of diabetes. Review the numbers with your doctor to discuss its implications and what other testing may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No: Low blood sugars are often seen in patients with both type of diabetes, but are the result of treatment of either and/or the result of the underlying high Insulin levels seen in type 2 patients. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels?

By using: Education, prevention, monitoring, medical advice, diet, exercise and medication as needed to help control their abnormal glucose and other risk factors. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?

I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of 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. Doesn't cause diabetes, but if overweight, you're already prone to type 2 dm. ...Read more

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Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Diabetes: Important Issue: Can 2 tablespoons of white rice raise blood glucose levels?

Food and blood sugar: Any food can raise blood sugar. How much may vary with individual response, glycemic index of the food and medication. ...Read more

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My wife insulin level is high, but blood glucose levels are normal, does she have diabetes?

My wife insulin level is high, but blood glucose levels are normal, does she have diabetes?

NO: But she is probably Insulin resistant and on the way to diabetes in the future. The exact name you put on it is of no importance, the risk is the same. She needs diet, exercise and weight reduction. By the way, tests for Insulin levels are notoriously inaccurate. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes type ii, and what happens when your blood glucose levels rise too fast?

What causes diabetes type ii, and what happens when your blood glucose levels rise too fast?

Multifactorial: No one knows exactly what causes type 2 dm, but obesity seems to trigger this in people who are genetically susceptible. Some are inherently Insulin resistant. Other associated conditions increase risk, for example pcos, hypertension, sleep apnea, gestational diabetes, etc. When blood sugar rises quickly or not, it really depends on how high it goes and how the body does or doesn't respond. ...Read more

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I'm new to diabetes (type ii). What should my blood glucose levels be? Should I only check while fasting?

I'm new to diabetes (type ii). What should my blood glucose levels be? Should I only check while fasting?

NO: Fasting (8hrs no food) less than 110
2hrs after eating less than 140 for people in your age group up to 50 yrs
100-140 @ bedtime.
You should test several times during the day, stick to your diet, exercise (that burns sugar) and when your md tests your blood find out what your 3month levels are. With discipline you can be healthy for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Normal blood glucose levels for an average perso n is approximately 90mg/100ml. What is the bgl for a person with diabetes mellitus?

Same!!!: You want to aim for fasting levels of 90 or below and post meals of 120 or less. Anything above that will eventually cause damage to the body. Since this contrl is very difficult we try to aim for less than 200 after meals and about 100-105 fasting. Problem is that it still causes damage and close control may bottom out your blood sugar levels that is also a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers increase blood glucose levels? Is the answer the same for type1 and type2 diabetes

Can beta blockers increase blood glucose levels? Is the answer the same for type1 and type2 diabetes

Beta blockers: Since beta blockers have been shown to impair release of insulin from the pancreas, they can cause a rise in blood sugar. This may be more of a problem for patients who are already at risk for type 2 diabetes or for people taking thiazide diuretics which can also raise the blood sugar. For treatment of hypertension, beta blockers are not first line choices among many physicians unless heart histor ...Read more

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My father's age is 73. Suffering from diabetes 20 years. His blood glucose level fluctuating from low to high in a single day. What is the remedy?

My father's age is 73. Suffering from diabetes 20 years. His blood glucose level fluctuating from low to high in a single day. What is the remedy?

No cure: It is Dad's responsibility to manage his diabetes as long as he is in charge of his health. The only thing you can really do in this situation is to offer to exercise as a family. Inform yourself about his diabetes and what he should be doing, and perhaps get guidance from his physician, but ultimately compliance and good control rests with Dad. I am glad you care for him and wish you the best. ...Read more

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My blood glucose level is 78 after eating a hefty meal after 2 hours. I haven t been diagnosed with diabetes.? Why are my blood glucose levels so low

My blood glucose level is 78 after eating a hefty meal after 2 hours. I haven t been diagnosed with diabetes.? Why are my blood glucose levels so low

Check blood sugar!: The real question is why are you regularly checking your blood sugar level? Are you certain that the low blood sugar levels are correctly low? If so you should check this with your primary doctor. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Yes and no: Patients with type 1 diabetes who develop Insulin resistance requiring lots of Insulin have both. It is sometimes referred to as type 1 1/2 dm. Insulin resistance will often accompany obesity, poor diabetes control and high triglycerides, for example. Blood sugars don't "double" in rate, but Insulin doses may go up significantly to maintain control of blood sugars. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Can the experts please talk about the normal blood glucose levels for a person with diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2?

Your glucose should: Be under 100.... If well controlled. But you need to consult your endocrinologist and specialist who is following your disease. Everyone is different and the degree of control is dependent on the patient. Some patients simply can never reach this goal... So it's really individualized treatment we are after here. We want the best control possible for you. ...Read more

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My glucose level was 6.4 before meal in the morning. Is it high? Do I have diabetes?

My glucose level was 6.4 before meal in the morning. Is it high? Do I have diabetes?

Get formal testing: One test value is non-diagnostic, and also please confirm the units of measurement. However, in general:

Above 5.5 mmol/L is considered mildly high and you should get formal testing done.

If the measurement is in mg/dL, over 110 mg/dL is considered high enough to get additional testing done.

A side note - this is a fasting glucose, which we interpret differently than after meal glucose. ...Read more

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Will wearing a arch cradle in my shoes increase glucose level in type 2 diabetes? I recently retired from a office job and are walking a lot now between 10 and 20km a day this caused foot issues

Will wearing a arch cradle in my shoes increase glucose level in type 2 diabetes? I recently retired from a office job and are walking a lot now between 10 and 20km a day this caused foot issues

Exercise is good: If you are having foot issues, arch supports can help but they must be properly fitted. Not over the counter. Custom orthoses are the way to go, especially if you have Diabetes Mellitus. Exercise works your muscle and make them active burners of glucose. Exercising muscle does not require insulin. 5-AMP activated kinase is an enzyme that facilitates metabolism in active muscle. ...Read more

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What part of body can be used to prick for testing blood glucose level?

What part of body can be used to prick for testing blood glucose level?

Any part: The finger is normally used because it is easy, but anywhere you can stab and get blood will work. ...Read more

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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)

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)

Sugar: 42 M: 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) ANS: This will depend on how large you are but not likely to increase BS. Easy to test in you. Let us know. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl. Com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to.
The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl. Com/h8h29fj ...Read more

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I’m 49 with high blood pressure, checked my glucose level before meal and was 6.4. Is my reading high? Should I need to see my GP?

Yes you should: This value that you reported does not have any units with it....please recheck the report and see if it is AIC level which is an indirect test for diabetes. it is better to get a fasting Blood sugar test also. That will make it easier for your GP to confirm if you have Pre-diabetes. If your fasting Glucose level is >100mg, that means you have an abnormal blood sugar which requires medical attentio ...Read more

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Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Why does a diabetic patient have a reduced blood glucose level after a cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarction: There is a lot of information linking blood glucose and cerebral infarction and there are a lot of possibilities.

In "PubMed" there are 315 related articles published in the last five years. Too many to read and understand.

Start at Wikipedia and look for "diabetes and cerebral infarction".

May take some reading but will answer your question. ...Read more

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Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Random glucose >200: The ADA has set criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes as a patient with classic symptoms of hyperglycemia and a random glucose blood glucose > 200mg/dL

http://www. Diabetes. Org/diabetes-basics/diagnosis/ ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your blood glucose is high, does that mean you have diabetes?

Depends: On the level and also whether your body can respond properly to a glucose challenge. This requires a doctor to monitor and explain it to you. They also check hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more

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