Blood glucose homeostasis in humans

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Avatar m tn In conclusion, glucose intolerance is common in hyperthyroidism. Both impaired insulin secretion and decreased peripheral insulin sensitivity are the factors contributing to the development of abnormal glucose tolerance in the hyperthyroid state." Medscape - Excess Thyroid Hormone and Carbohydrate Metabolism - Endocr Pract. 2009;15(3):254-262.... "The hypermetabolic state of hyperthyroidism demands an increase in glucose metabolism for additional energy supply to the muscle.
Tbd Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose in adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese, and repeating testing every 3 years if results are normal. Persons with family history of diabetes or other risk factors should be considered for earlier and more frequent screening.
Avatar n tn Physiologic processes in the body include shivering or shuddering, which is response to early hypothermia in warm-blooded animals which includes humans. When the core body temperature drops, the shivering reflex is usually triggered to maintain homeostasis. Sometimes, the muscle groups begin to shake in small movements to create warmth by expending energy. Check your temperature using a thermometer to rule out fever and keep warm. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Furthermore, this is a quote from Yahoo Answers (hopefully I’m not breaking any laws by copying from their web site). “Taking Aloe vera in liquid form orally seems to reduce blood glucose levels, though marginally. Dose: about 15 ml (one table spoon) twice daily.” No harm in trying if you wish to pursue drinking aloe vera to lower your glucose levels then report back here in 6 months with your results. I would be interested, and I feel other readers too, in hearing from you.
Avatar f tn An A1c [hemoglobin A1c], on the other hand, looks back three months. The results are given in % [percentile]. New red blood cells live on average of three months. Excess sugar binds to these cells until the cell dies off. The A1c captures this. This tells the doctor how well you are controlling and managing your sugar intake. If you have doubts about diabetes ask for an A1c test. No fasting is required.
Avatar m tn What you are experiencing is called Dawn Phenomenon and is quite normal in humans. During the night while sleeping your liver stores glucose [blood sugar] then releases glucose in anticipation of the energy needed upon awakening. To help prevent DP one can stop eating/snacking 2-3 hours b4 bedtime and also reduce carb intake at nightly meals. If you have the urge to munch, munch on something like nuts, or wheat/fiber crackers, or something that will not raise your glucose levels.
Avatar m tn In the Clinical Nutrition model, you identify altered metabolic pathways (usually biosynthetic) caused by infection and supplement those pathways with metabolites and end-products in order to restore normal conditions (homeostasis) in the affected systems in the body. That is how enlightened Clinical Nutritionists and Biochemists approach these types of infectious diseases and the approach is endorsed by some top medical researchers that I work with.
Avatar f tn First of all, bravo to you for having career goal and demonstrating initiative to get there (yes there is hope for the future with young adults like you!). (Standing ovation) When I was young, I struggled with weight, and not until doing research and finding more recent information which has helped me restore my health and take loads of weight off do I now have a better understanding if why humans pack on the pounds.
1084115 tn?1385228589 It helps us help you better if you are more specific when posting test results. Are your posted results mmo/l or A1c? If the former was it fasting, OGTT, or random? HCV and diabetes have nothing in common, except that, we, as humans, shouldn't have them. Sorry to hear you didn't reach SVR.
1192309 tn?1264801232 They tested my blood at that time and discovered the elevated blood sugar. Although I felt better in days (from the meds), I had gone back for the follow up due to rapid weight loss in one week (7 lbs) and frequent urination and thirst. Was Dx'd type II, so immediately began monitoring my carb and sugar in take. Is this about the right time frame for sugar drop, or is it too slow? Should I have had lower numbers faster?
Avatar m tn Low glucose levels are the most likely etiology. I know you say you "do not have diabetes", however I would like you to obtain a glucose meter, and take a blood stick. The shakiness and dizziness are hallmarks of low blood glucose levels..
Avatar n tn Hello! I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes. The normal blood glucose ranges for anyone, child or not are between 80 and 120. Some doctors will say 70-110, but it's all in the same range. Now, that's the target, but depending on what is eaten for example, a healthy person's blood glucose can rise temporarily up close to 200. As long as the values return to normal after a couple hours, all is well.
Avatar m tn This statement may give the impression that fructose can cause blood sugar (blood glucose) to rise. Is that correct ? The biology that I learned said that in humans, the metabolic pathway /breakdown of fructose does not go via glucose formation. Having said that, fructose in excess is still bad because most of it is converted into fat by the body ! Otherwise, I think you offer very good advice. I would also add carbohydrate and calorie counting for better management of diabetes.
Avatar f tn s all of her life. This time I notied when she peed that blood came out at the end of her going. I am taking in some urine Monday to my vet. Do you think there is more going on with her? She has had Pancritis, IMHA, and is on Proin. Could giving her raw hide bother her as well? Thank you.
Avatar m tn carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Insulin is part of the system that processes carbohydrates, meaning it's not needed for other two fuel types. If you don't eat carbohydrates, you don't need insulin. Simple as that. So when you eat your regular daily meals, the body first takes out all the fat from it and immidiatelly uses it for 'combustion'. After that is spent, it starts running on glucose.
Avatar n tn ok i have recently taken a urine test because i had some kind of uti they said there was a very high abnormal range of glucose in my urine but when i came back the next day they gave me a blood suger test which was normal does anyone know what may have caused the high glucose in my urine?
Avatar f tn CBC (complete blood check) Hepatitis A, B, and C Fasting glucose Hemoglobin A1c You may wonder about the Hepatitis tests but this disease can be transferred to humans by food and/or contact with blood. It can lay dormant in your body for over 20 years before it surfaces. Thee are vaccines available for Hep A and B but for C. The latter is life threatening but if caught early can be treated.
Avatar m tn re late to catching your airplane flight makes the muscles and liver release stored glucose, in turn you burn this off. Continued exercise cause the muscles to store excess glucose for future use. This lowers your glucose levels. At this stage you already know you are prediabetic. There is no need for an A1c meter. This where the home glucose meter becomes a useful tool. I'm not certain of the health protocols in India regarding home glucose meter purchases.
Avatar m tn She said there were traces of glucose and white blood cells in my urine. She has asked me to go in for a blood test and I think a Prostate psa test. I'm worried it could be something serious?
Avatar f tn s possible. Regular daily (several times daily) blood glucose testing will be essential - and certainly in the first few weeks of finding good control. After that, once or twice daily morning and night time should be enough. You need to work out how much insulin is safe to bring high blood glucose levels down - and how much foodstuffs will bring low blood glucose up to a safe level. Ask your vet about these things - or seek help and advice from an animal welfare agency in your area.
Avatar m tn Yeah,but it's the fact that the blood glucose test strips were in there that worries me,not the water itself.....
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.