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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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Can my Pulmicort inhaler affect my blood sugar?

Can my Pulmicort inhaler affect my blood sugar?

Hardly any effect: But make sure you swish and spit with water after each inhalation. ...Read more

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How can you raise my blood my blood pressure?

How can you raise my blood my blood pressure?

See below: Eat 6-8 grams of salt a day. Drink 4-6 liters a day. Be sure you're not any meds that might lower your bp. Be checked for renal disease, thyroid disease, blood loss, chronic infection. ...Read more

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How to control my high blood sugar?

How to control my high blood sugar?

Many ways: Control and limit calorie intake. Diabetic cookbooks will help to guide you here. Avoid alcohol. Exercise regularly. Keep a normal weight - if necessary, lose weight. If your sugars are high, take medications (metformin, actos, bydureon, (exenatide) insulin) as indicated. ...Read more

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How can I increase my low blood sugar?

How can I increase my low blood sugar?

Diet: If you are not diabetic you can eat a hypoglycemic diet. That is small frequent feedings of things like meat, cheese, fish and nuts. Avoid refined carbohydrates like candy, donuts, white bread and alcohol. ...Read more

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How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more

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Can I high sugar raise blood pressure.Please advise!

Can I high sugar raise blood pressure.Please advise!

Blood sugar and BP: If your question is can your blood sugar elevation raise your blood pressure, then the answer is maybe. Diabetes which is elevations in your blood sugar affects your blood vessels, kidneys and heart. So uncontrolled diabetes can cause problems that would raise your blood pressure. Simple elevations in blood sugar, like you ate a big bowel of pasta, shouldn't elevate your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can flunisolide raise your blood sugar?

Can flunisolide raise your blood sugar?

Unknown: I was not able to find any research studies that have addressed this question, so the answer is unknown. If you are a diabetic, you would have to try the Flunisolide and see if it affected your readings on your glucose meter. If you are not diabetic and do not measure your blood sugar, there is no way to know. ...Read more

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Which snacks help lower my blood sugar when its high?

NOOOOOO!: Snacks have calories, and calories are what raises blood sugar. It will only make thing worse. Check w/your doctor for a better diet, exercise and treatment regimen--and some diabetes education. ...Read more

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Will my period cause blood sugars to rise?

Will my period cause blood sugars to rise?

Menses, glucose: There can be some minimal variation of blood sugars with the menstrual cycle. Usually not significant. ...Read more

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Will eating sweets cause my blood sugar to drop?

Will eating sweets cause my blood sugar to drop?

Usually not: The body has a way of homeostasis or control. There is an interaction of the amount of Insulin released, the response of the tissues and cells and the kidneys to keep blood sugar at certain level not to exceed a limit (140). There is a condition called insulinoma wherein there is exaggerated release of Insulin to bring blood sugar down and if so it has to be diagnosed so it can be treated. ...Read more

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Can beer raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels?

Can beer raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels?

No and yes: There is no cholesterol in beer but a lot of carbohydrates that convert into sugar and fat. Therefore, some people get a beer belly, . ...Read more

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I might have low blood sugar so how can I increase my low blood sugar?

I might have low blood sugar so how can I increase my low blood sugar?

Best to know: Before you try to increase your blood sugar, make sure you know what your blood sugar is. If you are diabetic, then finger stick with your glucose monitor. If you are not diabetic, then go see your doc for labs and exam. Low blood sugars can be dangerous, so proper diagnosis first. Then treatment. Be well. ...Read more

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Does Vicodin raise your blood sugar?

Does Vicodin raise your blood sugar?

No: not really it is not one of the reported side effects ...Read more

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How I can reduce my blood sugar level?

Elevated glucose: Watching simple carbs and doing more physical exercise would help. However if these measures are not enough, one may need medications if glucose stays significantly elevated especially in diabetics. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia/flu shot temporarily raise blood glucose in a diabetic?

Can pneumonia/flu shot temporarily raise blood glucose in a diabetic?

Not much: Any stress can increase blood glucose some, especially in diabetics, and a vaccine is a minor stressor on the body. That said, the effect is small enough to not be of clinical significance, and the flu and pneumonia shots are VERY important for diabetics, because the diabetes compromises the immune system. Try to avoid snacks, desserts, rice, potatoes and bread if your sugars are running high. ...Read more

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How can I keep my blood sugar levels down with dm?

How can I keep my blood sugar levels down with dm?

Deit, exercise, meds: How best to lower your blood sugars will depend on the kind of diabetes you have. For everyone, diet and exercise are important. Beyond that, the choice of oral medications and/or Insulin will depend on factors specific to your diabetes and should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

How do I reduce my blood sugar levels?

Diet/exercise: And weight loss will work naturally if you have type 2 diabetes. Otherwise your doctor will need to prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more