Blood glucose and insulin

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592256 tn?1353249474 Hi, every time I see the doctor or nurse they keep on at me to lose weight, I do all the right things but I cannot lose any, so I decided to stop my insulin 2 months ago and I have lost 20 pounds, thats great and I feel much better but now my blood glucose ranges from 13mmol(234mg/dl) in the morning to 25.5mmol(459mg/dl) at bed time. I dont feel ill or anything in fact I feel better, just thirsty. I dont know which is more serious to be over weight or have these high glucose levels.
519736 tn?1253986826 thanx for your quick reply. I did have black coffee right before the test. I have hypothyroidism. It was a new Endo I saw last June that ordered the blood work. He did not inform me of the insulin of 109 until August. And he told me I was "becoming insulin resistant". My glucose was normal. I'm confused. Are insulin and blood sugar the same thing?
Avatar f tn But now we have observe that his blood glucose drop down, so we reduced insulin into 0.5ml, and still his blood glucose drop into 118-140, now we are confused if he still needed the insulin or we have to totally stop it. Hope anyone can give us advised. thanks and more power!
304573 tn?1345577338 it develops a ratio between serum insulin and fating blood glucose.
Avatar n tn In some women, blood glucose levels are lower before and during their periods. Each woman needs to discover her own pattern. I think she needs to figure out how her body works. She is young and is just learning how her body reacts to this. I hope this was helpful.
Tbd This means that it is rapidly metabolized resulting in a rapid increase in blood glucose. This in turn leads to the rapid release of insulin which performs the role of "escorting" the glucose into your cells in order to produce ATP. Simply stated, ATP is what fuels our bodies. However, an individual with type 2 diabetes mellitus does not produce sufficient insulin or is not capable of utilizing endogenous insulin in order to facilitate the transport of glucose into the cells.
Avatar f tn Because all carbohydrates (except for fiber) will convert to blood glucose, adding up the carbs in a meal or snack allows us to determine its effect on blood sugar. Those who take rapid-acting insulin at mealtimes can match the dose to the amount of carbohydrate using an "insulin-to-carb" ratio. Those who do not take mealtime insulin can keep their carb intake within a range designated by their healthcare team in order to manage blood sugar levels optimally.
Avatar n tn So if you are above your optimal weight, you need to work on bringing it down, and that alone will make a big difference in your blood glucose. Then you need to significantly lower the carbs you take in which is what raise blood glucose when you eat. Carbs include sweets of course, but also bread potatoes rice cereal and pasta. If you eat something and then test two hours later you will know if you can continue to eat that food or that amount of that food.
Avatar n tn It is usually controlled with a change in eating habits (only high protein/fat food at night, no carbs after 6 PM) and often Chromium picolinate, a metabolic and blood sugar regulator, is recommended. In severe cases, the carbohydrate intake is limited to just vegetable and gluten-containing foods (potatoes, wheat, oatmeal, etc) are severely restricted or eliminated all together.
1033523 tn?1258035082 Normally there are no antibodies to insulin. If you have IgG and IgM antibodies against insulin, your body reacts as if the insulin is foreign. This may make insulin less effective, or neutralize it. Normal values are 5-20 mcU/mL while fasting; values may differ per laboratory. Check your lab results paperwork for the exact ranges. As far as daily testing, it's to early to tell until the doctor exams your test results. Good luck and let us know everything goes.
Avatar n tn You cannot buy insulin over the counter without a prescription, nor can you buy syringes needed to inject insulin without a prescription. So you first need to go see your doctor. I would do blood tests before each meal and at bedtime each day until your doctor's appointment and write down the numbers that you get on your glucometer.
6452556 tn?1381422100 When you eat a meal, your blood glucose will increase which activates your beta cells to release insulin to then lower your blood glucose and vice versa. When you have diabetes your beta cells may lose some or all of their ability to tightly control blood glucose. So all of a sudden when you start taking glyburide, enough insulin is released to push glucose into you bodies cells.
Avatar n tn Steve, here is what I know about insulins and insulin pumps. Please consult your doctor for more details: Insulins: Novolog (aspart),onset 5-10 mins, peak 1-3 hrs, duration 3-5 hrs Humalog (lispro), onset <15 mins, peak .5-1.5 hrs, duration 2-4 Regular, onset .
Avatar n tn Okay - I know when you eat, Carbs turn to sugar and in order to keep your Blood Glucose down you take insulin so you can turn Carbs into energy. So then - why would you want to "reduce" or "SUSPEND" your insulin pump basal temporarily during your active period when you go jogging or hiking or cycling or anything active? Don't you need the insulin to convert sugar to energy in order to be active?
Avatar n tn if normal blood insulin levels are 5-20 and my fasting insulin level was 3 would that be considered a normal result?
Avatar m tn I have read posts from others who find cool food items, like sherbets, fruit bars, ice cream are palatable. Too much sugar is not good in general. Don't want to mess up the pancreas and insulin production. I worry at times about getting diabetes from this tx. Diabetes on one illness I prefer hep c over. At least there is tx for hep C. I was eating more healthy before tx. Now I just try to eat what make me feel better. Cool desert items are on top.
979080 tn?1323433639 And one of the ways to create more glucose that can be converted into fatty acids, is by making you INSULIN RESISTANT and eventually turning you into a DIABETIC. And being INSULIN RESISTANT or DIABETIC, lowers your chances of treatment success. When your blood sugar is high, your pancreas has to produce bigger amounts of insulin.....and insulin, makes interferon ineffective. You mentioned on another post that you're not checking your blood sugar fasting. I would change that.
Avatar n tn I had a glucose tolerance test and an insulin fasting (drinking the glucose drink) blood test done. I have seen my results but have not had them interpreted for me. My glucose fasting results came back within normal range but my insulin fasting results came back out of range for the 0,1, & 2 hour results. They were much higher than the normal ranges. Does this mean I have insulin resistance?
Avatar n tn Yesterday I went and had a fasting insulin test done but when I called for my results today the nurse told me that my blood sugar was 73 and normal. This doesnt tell me my insulin I correct? My blood sugar runs from 51 to 165, I test at home daily. How can I find out what my insulin test result really was?
1310035 tn?1305621642 If the lab tech said something like "insulin resistant." Most doctors have stopped calling it insulin resistance and they refer to it an "metabolic syndrome." It has a few diagnostic indicators: elevated fasting glucose, elevated hemoglobin A1C, waist > 40" in males or >35" in females, decreased levels of HDL, etc. I don't remember the whole list. It is normally considered "pre-Type 2 Diabetes.
Avatar f tn His internal medicine doctor admitted him to the ICU for an IV insulin drip due to hid elevated glucose. He is doing well with regulating his blood sugar since being diagnosed. His insulin pump and sensor are our new best friends! Prior to the ablation, he had a complete cardiac work up including a cardiac MRI. All seemed well with the exception of his atrial fibrillation. I like the Holter monitor idea, as well. He is scheduled for an EKG next week.
Avatar m tn Also testing two hours after meals is a good way of seeing how different foods affect your blood glucose and knowing then what is good and not so good for you to eat. So bottom line is there is no absolute time you have to test but it does provide you with important information about managing your diabetes.
1093971 tn?1257833640 They reasoned glucosamine is ten times as powerful as regular glucose thus causing insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can increase fasting blood sugar levels and exacerbate glucose tolerance. Others reported taking glucosamine may not affect blood glucose levels directly, but some evidence from both animal and human studies suggested that it may promote insulin resistance over time. Over what time and when this would occur varies per individual.
468796 tn?1220029445 I just had a long talk with my wife about triglycerides and glucose and insulin, and as she explained it my eyes started glazing over. LOL!! I don't understand it even after she explained it to me. Your cholesterol is a little high, but not enough in my opinion to subject yourself to cholesterol meds and the risks involved with taking them. The insulin level is more important to address than your TSH, I think.