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Will Oatsmeal At Night Lower My Sugar Level
How to lower my sugar level my husband went to the emergency room feeling very week and upset in his stomach. He has diebeties and high blood presure. The doctor gave him fluids and a medicine to bring his level down when we got there is level was 450 an
Hello.: Hello. Don't know if your husband's diabetes is normally controlled and if there is an underlying problem (i.e., like a virus) that is causing it to be uncontrolled. Balancing blood sugar levels can be a fairly sophisticated process. I take it, that he is not on a sliding scale of insulin. At this point, I recommend that you call the emergency room since it is a sunday. His blood sugar is even higher now that it was whe he was seen at the er. It is likely that he will need to be seen back because his blood sugars are not under adequate control. It is will be imperative that his own physician be made aware of this; as he or she will be tracking him closely. Take care. I hope that this situation improves soon. ...Read more
Good diet, exercise: The best non-prescription treatment is a healthy diet that aims to achieve an ideal body weight and a regular exercise program. There are supplements such as cinnamon or selenium that may have a small effect in type ii diabetes, but none is nearly as effective as diet and exercise, the mainstay of treatment in diabetes. ...Read more
How can I decrease my sugar level without medicine? My sugar level fasting 274 and after break fast 201. Please help?
Yes, significantly!: Cinnamon has many great benefits. Studies show that 1-6 grams of cinnamon a day reduces blood sugar 18-29% and cholesterol 12-26%. It is as strong an antioxidant as 1 cup of pomegranate juice or 1/2 cup of blueberries. It is an anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial. You can take it as a capsule or enjoy it by adding to food & drink. See www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=68 for more info. ...Read more
Individualized: A sensitivity/correction factor helps to answer that question. It is different from one person to the next and varies also based on resistance to insulin. It may also vary for an individual depending on time of day. If you're carb counting, that info is estimated based on your own Insulin requirements. Your diabetes team is the best resource for this information. ...Read more
Decrease sugar: High blood sugars are due to a balance of intake versus use theyare also affected by genetic balance you do not control lowering total intake of calories and increasing exercise is the two methods eventually losing weight is paramount if these do not control then you need medicines. ...Read more
15-20 minutes: Daily exercisae should fall in the above range. ...Read more
M58, Is it necessary that metformin decrease blood sugar levels in each and every person that uses it.
Mainly for diabetes:
Metformin works by suppressing glucose (sugar) production by the liver, decreases glucose absorption in the gut and increases insulin sensitivity.
Also metformin has been used to treat polycyctic ovarian syndrome in women, as they have insulin resistance and in obese patients to loose weight.
Metformin also improves the lipid (cholesterol) profile in diabetics. ...Read more
It depends on the le: Blood sugar can be lowered with insulin, the key hormone which keeps it under control. Insulin can be taken as an injection or there are several types or pills which can also increase your Insulin level. But you need to go see a doctor in order to be treated properly and monitored carefully. ...Read more
Two ways.: Short-term, exercise causes more blood to go to the muscles to deliver oxygen. This results in more glucose going to the muscles as well, so exercise lowers blood sugar during exercise & for ~2 hr after. Long-term, resistance exercise (lifting weights) helps build more muscle mass. More muscle mass means more tissue to clear glucose from the blood after a meal, even if you're not exercising then. ...Read more
If blood sugar levels at 109mg/dl, how long does it take (how many days?) to lower blood sugar level to 80 or 99mg/dl?
Blood glucose: Your blood glucose is in a constant state of flux. When you have your blood drawn you are simply seeing a snapshot of what's happening at that very moment. Eat a meal and your glucose will rise. Skip a meal and it's likely to fall. Your body works very hard constantly to keep your glucose level normal. ...Read more
I'm been on antriptaline 50g a while now now my sugar levels keep goin dwn under 3/4 even lower sometime how can I stop it it makin me feel very weak?
Go see your doctor: Unfortunately, not all drugs sold in uk & elsewhere are available here in the states (where this website is based & where most if not all mds are located). Worse, some drugs go by different generic & brand names in different countries. To make matters worse, when I searched for "antriptaline", google kept giving me "amitriptyline" which is an antidepressant that shouldn't impact sugar. ...Read more
Wt loss & exercise: How much do you weigh? What is your fasting glucose? Losing weight, at least 10% of existing weight (unless you are underweight), and exercising vigorously at least 30 minutes a day, may reduce fasting blood sugar, or at a minimum keep it from going up. You must consult your doctor before you embark on wt loss and vigorous exercise. ...Read more
How would malic acid powder or pills effect blood sugar levels? Does it spike them or no effect or lower?
For 2 yrs now I have been feeling over heated and when I test my blood sugar levels it's at 80-89 sometimes lower I feel shaky do I have diabetes?
I have bronchitis for 4days and I can't lower my blood levels. Right now my blood sugar is 5.50g/l and I'm not feeling well. Please how can I lower it?
See an endocrinologi: See an endocrinologist. Consider option of Insulin pump. If you are very obese then discuss with endo. Whether your dm is type 1 or type 2. ...Read more
Hi, Can antibiotic increase sugar levels or decrease them, Does antin play a role in sugar levels. Thanks.
How to lower your gloucose level from 265 to 110 high blood sugar levels after I eat and at bed times.
Diet, exercise, meds: Blood sugars are typically much higher after eating in people with diabetes. A glucose of 265 at any time of the day is consistent with diabetes. Sweets, carbohydrates, fruits, juice all cause sugars to rise after eating. Exercising after eating helps to lower sugars. There are particular diabetes meds that are more effective for sugars after eating like glitinides, glp-1. Dpp-iv, rapid insulin. ...Read more
Does sugar lower testosterone? I have really bad acne and I'm confused on if I should lower or increase my sugar? I'm trying to lower my T levels
How to lower glucose level on humulin (insulin) 70/30 sugar is still a bout 170 in mornings even when I eat the right way?
How can I lower my sugar levels there very high like around 400 and doctor said I could get diabetis if I don't lower it but im also takingprednisone?
Possible diabetes: I am very concerned that you have undiagnosed diabetes. If you are getting glucoses that high with Prednisone you may have undiagnosed diabetes. I would highly recommend an oral glucose tolerance test a few weeks after completing the course of steroids to determine whether or not you have pre-diabetes or diabetes when not taking prednisone. ...Read more
How big of a help is the addition of protein to a higher carb meal in terms of keeping blood sugar level lower (for one meal/event, not long term)?
Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if you eat 8 ounces of baked potato with a glycemic index of 90 and also have 8 ounces of chicken or fish, with a glycemic index close to zero, the average for that combo is 45. Protein has a strong effect in modifying the rise in blood sugar from carbs. ...Read more
What can I do to lower my HbA1C and glucose levels? My last blood test over a year ago shower HbA1C 5.6 and glucose 83.... I still eat lots of sugar!!
What's the concern?: Eating sugar isn't really a factor when blood glucose is being evaluated. Maybe you can get your carbs in some other more wholesome form. Both your HgbA1c and glucose are fine. At age 24, you've got lots more worth your attention than fretting over labs. The key to preventing diabetes long-run -- and a huge help to one's emotions in a cruel world -- is staying aerobically fit. Best wishes. ...Read more
Bread raises blood sugar level. If you balance it w/meats (protein + fat) will this stunt the release of insulin, thus keeping BS level lower?
A healthy: Well-balanced diet is most important. Everything you eat can raise your blood sugar. Eat bread with a lower glycemic index -- less processed. If you're overweight, work on dietary restriction, increased exercise and whatever medication your doctor has prescribed -- and keep monitoring your glucose. ...Read more
Better to walk 15 minutes after a meal or 1 hour after? My blood sugar usually peaks 1 hr after eating. Shouldn't I walk then (to lower the levels)?
Walk and BG:
Everyone is different. I would test this myself. So do BG with 15 min after and then next day 1 hr after. Repeat every few days until you are convinced one is better than the other. Better to DASH. Get this book and read and try. Here is book number
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How can I lower my sugar without insulin? I take 500 mg of metformin a day and I have been feeling funny all day today and yesterday. I checked my sugar levels about 30 minutes ago and it was 333. I have craved water all day and have a very dry mouth. I k
Glucose levels above about 160 will cause increased urination and thirst. We usually aim for a metformin dose of 2000 mg. You are on a very low dose. Check with your doctor about going up on the dosage in view of your sugar readings.
I suggest you monitor your sugar before meals and bedtime. Don't test after meals for now and share these sugar results with your doctor. It takes several days to see the results of a given dose of metformin. A sugar level of 300 is not life threatening however. You may need additional medication. See the post below. ...Read more
My sugar level has been up, 350 last night, 260 this am, my vision is blurry, working on bringing sugar level down, how long till vision is better?
Weeks: High blood sugar causes fluid shifts in the body. The lens can become warped by these changes, thereby affecting vision. These effects are very variable in duration (days to weeks). Because diabetes can cause other problems with the eye (retinal bleeding and swelling), an eye exam would be warranted to ensure the health of the eyes. ...Read more
Protein: When the blood sugar drops at night this is usually due to a high carbohydrate meal at night or imbalanced Insulin and glucagon levels - the hormones that regulate blood sugar. Insulin lowers blood sugar, while glucagon elevates the blood sugar. If we need to keep the level up at night I have the patient eat protein at night, as protein elevates glucagon. ...Read more