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Any truth to the claim that consuming more fat, include trans fat, and little/no sugar will bring blood glucose level to normal range? Exercise too.

Any truth to the claim that consuming more fat, include trans fat, and little/no sugar will bring blood glucose level to normal range?  Exercise too.

Don't get your life: With diabetes, you need to be monitored closely as you experiment. Don't expect miraculous results from swapping calories from one group to another. It's much more to your credit that you're exercising, and this will be a huge help to you -- as will simply being pro-active about your health. Best wishes. ...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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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

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

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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

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I have been diagnosed with GERD but have had shakiness, fainting, and lightheadedness for years, thought it was low blood sugar. Is there a connection?

I have been diagnosed with GERD but have had shakiness, fainting, and lightheadedness for years, thought it was low blood sugar. Is there a connection?

Gerd: It sounds as if your current doctor(s) are not taking good enough care for you. If you are only seeing a primary doctor ask to see both an endocrinologist and a neurologist. If you have already seen these doctors ask your friends who might recommend new doctors for you. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between shakiness from low blood sugar and from neuropathy in legs?

How can I tell the difference between shakiness from low blood sugar and from neuropathy in legs?

Low sugar: Is potentially dangerous and life threatning, also may be associated with excessive sweating( di aphorisms), shakiness and confusion. Diabetic neuropathy does not give you sweating and usually not shakiness ,but unsteadiness if for eg it involves your lower extremities. ...Read more

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My blood sugar fasting is usually around 70-100 but I experience symptoms like shakiness, sweating and dizziness. I'm waiting for a dr app.

My blood sugar fasting is usually around 70-100 but I experience symptoms like shakiness, sweating and dizziness.  I'm waiting for a dr app.

Does eating help?: If those symptoms go away when you eat food or drink a sugar-containing fluid, then they might still be due to low blood sugar. While waiting for appt, try cutting down on refined carbohydrates and sugar: sweets, white bread, processed cereals. These cause a spike in blood sugar and then a spike in insulin, which makes your blood sugar drop. Could cause your symptoms. Eat high-protein food instead ...Read more

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