Blood glucose diary diabetics

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Avatar n tn Hello, I would ask the surgeon this question, I am not sure how to go about doing this. My only suggestion would be to drink more water it will or should dilute the urea in the blood. Good luck to your mom.
Avatar m tn my wife is 73 yrs. old and has trouble keeping her glucose readings level: She is a small lady at about 5'3" and maybe weighs 102 lbs. wring and wet.........she constantly watches her diet and keeps a diary of what she eats.......but still us up and down on her readings...............presently she is on glucovance 1.25-250 three per day.................has discussed this with her Dr. without any results.....................any help you could give would truly be appreciated..........
Avatar m tn How has your blood sugar been since your last post? I hope you have been able to it is down even further.
Avatar m tn With lemon juice, t2 diabetics can digest food easier without risking elevated glucose levels or putting their glucose levels at risk. So go ahead and enjoy those lemons.
Avatar m tn I have a cousin whose blood sugar levels often rise over 300s. This has been over a couple of years now. I am really concerned about him but unfortunately he doesn't seem to really care about himself and believes that the oral medications he's taking is enough. He shows no symptoms of diabetes at all. My questions are: 1. How come very high glucose levels cause no symptoms at all? (no frequent urination, thirst, blurred vision, etc) 2.
Avatar f tn The A1c provides an insight on your past 2-3 month glucose levels. Red blood cells live on average 2-3 months. Excess glucose rides on new red blood cells, the A1c captures this and provides an estimated three month daily average. " If a result such as 5.8% translates into an "average daily" value of 120 mg/dL, how can 5.8% be considered normal?" An A1c of 5.8% equates to an eAG [estimated daily Average Glucose] of 120 mg/dl, key word is estimated.
798555 tn?1292787551 A number of studies have shown that it can correct blood sugar in type-2 diabetics and improve or even eliminate insulin need in insulin-dependent diabetics. The most effective and potent form of alpha-lipoic acid is R-lipoic acid, which can be purchased without a prescription. 100 mg 30 minutes before each meal. You can increase the dose in 50 mg. increments until you reach the desired blood sugar level.
Avatar n tn First thing you need have on hand is a home glucose test meter. The only way you're going to know how the foods you consumed affected your glucose [blood sugar] levels is by testing, testing, and more testing. Times to test are; fasting - first thing in morning b4 having any food or colored liquids [plain water is OK]. This will tell you how much stored sugar your liver is dumping during sleep hours. Normal levels are 60/70 - 99 mg/dl or 3.33/3.88 - 5.
Avatar f tn Normal fasting blood glucose for a non-diabetic person will be < 95, with ideal considered to be in the mid- to low 80s. One issue is that sometimes post meal numbers can be abnormally high, even while fasting appears normal or close to normal. So I would recommend that you request an hba1c, which is a test for average 3 month blood sugar. ideally that result will be 5.0 or less. You could alternatively buy a blood glucose meter and test your levels from time to time.
Avatar n tn Chromium appears to play a role in normal insulin function and glucose utilization, and some investigators have suggested that it increases insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance and decreases blood glucose levels in certain diabetics, possibly those with low chromium levels. However, others have not corroborated these findings, and a few have even reported a negative effect on glucose tolerance and blood levels.
Avatar n tn Hi, Yesterday, just out of curiosity, I tested my blood sugar with my husbands meter and was shocked to see a reading of 167. I do not have diabetes. All my fasting blood work for years has been 85 -95, and my A1c has been about 5.5. Just had it done less than a month ago. I had a high carb breakfast one hour before I tested, (large bagel and vitamin water) two hours later it was down to 109. Is it normal for a non diabetics sugar to go that high after a high carb meal?
Avatar m tn Is caliory restrictions good for diabetics? And is fasting going to drop the blood glucose levels too low that diabetics can't sustain concentration and strength thought out the mornings? Intermittent fasting tends to last 12 to 16 hours usually done from 7pm 11am.
Avatar f tn Liver enzymes are often elevated in type 2 diabetics. This can be related to the breakdown of stored glucose in the liver. Metformin often helps to return these elevated enzymes to baseline by regulating insulin and glucose levels.
Avatar m tn Check your glucose level in the middle of the night (around 3 AM). If your blood sugar is high, you are probably experiencing Dawn Phenomenon. One thing to try is not to snack 2-3 hours before bedtime. Carbs will raise glucose levels during the night.
Avatar n tn This depends on what kind of control the diabetic has on his or her glucose levels. If the person is tightly controlled and keeps glucose levels normal most of the time, the urine composition is going to be different from a non-controlled diabetic whose glucose is high or low as a general rule. Type 1 diabetes simply means that the pancreas doesn't function properly -- other effects on the body depend on how carefully that person keeps his or her glucose levels in the normal range.
Avatar m tn Please do not put off calling your doc today. I looked up Amaryl (glimepiride) and it is used by type 2 diabetics to lower glucose levels. There's a discussion going on in this forum about type 2, after long periods of time (how long is unk), reversing into type 1 diabetics. In your case it seems you are combating low glucose levels and may have a flipped 180º. Let us know what your docs says. You will help a lot of readers by posting your history if you did turn into a type 1.
Avatar n tn Well i have a duaghter who is turning 14 and i checked her blood surgar and it was 141 and she seemed fine though in have seen anying sings. Is that normal?
Avatar n tn At least twice as likely as someone who does not have diabetes to have heart disease or a stroke. High blood glucose levels over time can lead to increased deposits of fatty materials on the insides of the blood vessel walls. These deposits may affect blood flow, increasing the chance of clogging and hardening of blood vessels (atherosclerosis). Stress, obesity, smoking are contributory factors. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Foods with a high GI are metabolized into glucose very quickly and tend to spike blood sugars. These are difficult foods for Type 2s to deal with. Often, these foods also taste very sweet and anecdotally, I've heard many folks (diabetic or not) report that if they have a little bit of candy/cake/cookies/sweet veges, then they crave more. All those foods are high GI foods. GI is not the only factor to consider, of course.
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 In response to that signal from muscles, the liver will convert stored glycogen into glucose to provide the fuel. If we diabetics are not well-trained on how to exercise, strenuously, while maintaining our blood sugar in a target range, we will be more likely to see rises in blood sugar. Exercise is an important component of maintaining our good health -- keeping our vascular system as clear as possible and keeping our muscles strong.
Avatar f tn Keytones are common in Type 1 diabetics because the body cannot get enough glucose from the blood. The insulin cannot deliver energy to the body’s cells, so the body has a survival mechanism that begins burning fat. In most Type 1 diabetics there may not be a lot of fat to burn.