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The sugar in our blood, also known as blood glucose, is used for growth and energy. Blood glucose comes from the foods that we eat, the breakdown of...
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When glucose (blood sugar) is above 100, but no higher than 125 on fasting blood tests, a person has prediabetes. (The person's sugar is high, but...
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At present, the diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes is based in an arbitrary cut-off point for a normal blood sugar level. A normal sugar level is...
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... As most people know, blood sugar levels rise after eating. In imperfectly controlled diabetes, the blood sugar levels often rise higher and...
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That is a potentially-serious blood sugar level, consistent with diabetes. This person should be under the care of a medical professional so this can...
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Well, it's certainly not a situation anyone wants to be in. Extremely low blood sugar levels can lead to coma -- which isn't a good outcome...
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Blood glucose monitoring or testing is a method of testing how much sugar is in your blood. Home blood glucose monitoring involves pricking your...
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Normally, insulin is released from the pancreas when the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood increases, such as after eating. Insulin stimulates...
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While there is some evidence that statins can affect blood sugar, the benefits of the medications usually outweigh the risks. The effect on blood...
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1. Energy drinks that contain sugars as an ingredient may raise your blood sugar. 2. Many of the major brands of energy drinks provide the...
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Diabetes is a disorder of a person’s metabolism. As such, it can cause problems with glucose and insulin levels. Glucose is the fuel for energy the...
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Yes, the fluctuations do appear to be normal. I do not think that your yawns, dizziness, feeling cranky or shaky presentation are related...
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Traditional home blood sugar monitoring involves pricking your finger with a lancet (a small, sharp needle), putting a drop of blood on a test...