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Your Body Is Tingling After Eating Sugar
Can losing a large amount of lean body mass result in feeling sleepy after eating ie poorer controlled blood sugar?
Why u loosing weight: First it need to be determined what is the cause of your weight loss. In general people feeling "slepy" after a meal. It is caused by increased blood flow to the stomach and the GI tract. ...Read more
Usually 1-2 hours: Checking blood sugar after meals gives important information on the effects of your food choice on your sugar levels, as well as the effectiveness of any diabetes medications. Many experts recommend targeting <180 mg/dl at 1-2 hours after meals in diabetes patients. This time interval gives the peak glucose levels of the day. If you can control these, then your overall hba1c will be in range! ...Read more
Are you diabetic or:
Your blood sugar starts to rise soon after you start to eat and is at its highest 1 to 2 hours after your meal
normal "after eating, " glucose levels are 120 mg/dl and below for non-diabetics, 159 mg/dl and below for those with prediabetes and 180 mg/dl for diabetics.
Other wise check it out. ...Read more
Generally 2 hours: The standard time for checking your blood sugar after a meal is considered to be two hours (although if you are on insulin or trying to sort certain problems other times may be helpful as well). A good rule of thumb is if well controlled the the 2 hour sugar should be back to within 40 mg/dL of the premeal blood sugars. If this case is not for you, 1 post meal checks are usual in gestational DM. ...Read more
May be hypoglycemic: You may be hypoglycemic. After eating processed sugars, you can have an Insulin spike that lasts longer than the sugars and it drops your blood glucose, low, leading to hypoglycemia and headaches. After exercise, you may have used up much of your endogenous stores and then become hypoglycemic. Discuss with your primary. Keep juice handy and next headache after workout, see if it juice helps. ...Read more
Not diagnostic: Hi. Those numbers are not diagnostic. Diagnosis requires fasting serum glucose, 2-hour post-challenge (75 g glucose) serum glucose, A1c, or random serum glucose (different diagnostic criteria for all 4 tests). Your finger stick glucoses may be suggestive, but are not diagnostic. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: If the test was 2 hours or more after eating that is too high and may indicate diabetes or prediabetes. Do not test the blood sugar sooner than 2 hours after a meal. See your doctor for a hemoglobin A1c test which measures the blood star over the past 2 months. This is a good indicator of your blood sugar status. ...Read more
Crash after meal: Most common cause is the Insulin surge that comes to reduce the sugar. In some situations the body overshoots and drops the sugar too much. Checking blood glucose 1 and 2 and 3 hours after a meal is the best way to see if that is happening. However this also explains why it's impossible to lose weight if your Insulin levels are high. It causes the body to hold onto that sugar as fat. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sugar leval 100 bifore eating and 165 after eating so what is my diabetes leval?
Need A1c: Hi. Individual sugars don't tell anything about your overall diabetes control, although the sugars you cite look pretty darn good. You need an A1c to assess overall control (and risk of complications), and preferably, many A1c's over time. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, take your diabetes medicine, control comorbid conditions (blood pressure, lipids), and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more
Does normal blood sugar vary by age? What are the normal fasting and normal after-eating blood sugar ranges?
Head tingling after eating first few bites of food? (lasts seconds or a minute) What causes this? Its been happening a lot lately.
M57, my primary wants me to start glucophoage as my random sugar (half hr after eating sweet) came 240 though my last A1c was 5.6. Advise?
Pre-diabetes: Without fully understanding your risk factors, there are studies that show that metformin can be used for pre-diabetes to help slow or prevent someone from converting to diabetes. So, it may be appropriate. It might also be appropriate to talk to your dr., explain you concerns, ask for a referral to a diabetes education program, and try aggressively with diet changes to stop this progression. ...Read more
Checked blood sugar 4-5 hours after eating. It was 115. Usually it's under 100 at that point. Is the 115 reading too high or is this "normal "?
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