Blood glucose spikes

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Avatar m tn simply stated, tells you how much of your red blood cells have glucose attached. Since red blood cells live 120 days, the test can tell how well your blood glucose has been controlled over 3 months. Normal level (without diabetes) is below 7%. A1c is now being recommended to diagnose Type II diabetes, instead of doing 2 FPGs. It's a very accurate test. Keeping your BG under control will bring it down. Good luck!
Avatar n tn re eating on your blood sugars. You can then adjust what you eat to minimise the spikes (lower carb is generally better to prevent spikes).
6452556 tn?1381422100 Glyburide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas which stimulate beta cells within the pancreas. The beta cells are responsible for responding to spikes or drops in glucose. 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.
Avatar n tn t understand how to balance my meals and after having a seeing a diabetes educator, boy my life changed!!! Also, 20 is a VERY LOW blood glucose, it is very dangerous... her family should keep a tight control with her blood glucose. I know it is painful to see a 5 years old being pricked but it is for her own sake... please urge her parents to look for "free diabetes educator, support groups, etc" especially in her local hospitals...
798555 tn?1292787551 t test at home. But it sounds like you are not. Uncontrolled blood sugar, spikes, high blood sugar are more of less the same things (though spikes are specifically after meals and uncontrolled refers to ongoing high blood sugars). What I meant was if you are diagnosed as pre-diabetes you are supposedly NOT having the consistent long-term highs that lead to neuropathy.
Avatar m tn For diabetics, their body does not respond to the elevated blood glucose adequately. They need to control their blood sugar with changes to diet and exercise and often medication. Do you take any medications for your blood glucose? If you do not understand what changes you need to make, you should speak to your doctor about what is recommended for you specifically. Your doctor may have a sample diet menu or be able to recommend a nutritionist to help you understand the proper diet.
Avatar m tn What do you think of the following statement regarding blood sugar spikes after meals: "First, the "normal" range for fasting blood sugar is still set too high. Current criteria specify that you are not "diabetic" unless fasting blood glucose exceeds 125 mg/dL. The range between 100 and 125 mg/dL is considered "pre-diabetic.
Avatar m tn How soon after breakfast did you check your blood sugar? Bread is a simple carb and spikes the blood sugar pretty quickly. If your body is producing adequate insulin, it would bring the blood sugar down pretty quickly. You should wait 2 hrs after a meal to test blood sugar, so it's unlikely that you have diabetes. If in doubt, have your doctor do a Hemoglobin A1c test and/or a glucose tolerance test.
Avatar n tn Hi, You did not say in your post if you had been evaluated by a physician or if you were ever diagnosed as a diabetic. For many people a blood glucose in the 80s except following a meal or other food/drink intake is normal.
Avatar n tn According to most sources, the normal range of numbers for glucose is between 4-6%. However, your numbers may be due to hormonal changes as well as other factors and I would encourage you to call your doctor and discuss this worry with him or her. Furthermore, the comment by Dr.
Avatar f tn All diabetics are a bit different in what we can eat and still keep our blood glucose in target range. In general most of us find we need to eliminate sugar and greatly reduce carbohydrate intake especially things like white bread, cereal rice and pasta. The best way to know what works for YOU is to try a certain food and test your blood glucose two hours after eating and make sure you stay within target.
Avatar n tn OK, so for the last 4 nights, as soon as I go to sleep I get these spikes of High Blood Pressure. At first I thought they were low blood sugar spells. My endo gave me a glucose meter to test and that was not the case. I bought a blood pressure monitor and sure enought my blood pressure has been spiking. Last night I went to the ER and was all was well until I started dozing off to sleep, blood pressure went up and up. They gave me Adavan and watched me sleep.
7543158 tn?1391978069 I am trying my best. All I've ever dealt with was low blood sugar though. I've never dealt with spikes and crashes that make me pass out so it's freaking me out a little.
Avatar f tn From what I understand, the amount of adult hemoglobin that becomes glycosylated to form HbA1c is directly related to the average concentration of glucose in the blood. In a normal person about 3-6% of Hb is glycosylated. One thing to investigate is whether you are experiencing the Symogi effect [reverse hyperglycemia while sleeping]. To counter this the liver releases extra glucose. One way to find out is to set your alarm and wake up at 2-3 am, or 4 hours after your bedtime, and test.
Avatar f tn So, I went in Thursday and did my lovely glucose drink. The nurse I had told me anything coming back over 110 would need the three hour test. Dreadful. Anyways, diabetes does run in my family. They called this morning and set me up for the three hour test. I've checked my blood sugar at home and it's been running pretty low. 80s. Would the drink spike it up super high, or does it actually show the onset of diabetes? I have my ob appointment on next Monday.
Avatar f tn Your doctor should be checking your urine for glucose every time your seen. Also, you should be having a 1 hour glucose tolerance test. If you are within normal limits you won't have to do the three hour glucose tolerance test.
Avatar f tn (some of us find whole grain products better for blood sugar, some of us find it ALL spikes us). If your blood sugar is seriously high, or has been so for awhile your doctor might go right to prescribing oral meds.
Avatar m tn Hmmm I've never heard of Cheerios spiking blood sugar; good thing I quite eating it a while back, huh?... LOL Have you considered that it might be the blueberries? They have a lot of sugar in them and even though it's "natural", it can spike blood sugar levels. I'm impressed with your 26 lb weight loss... If I could lose 26 lbs, I'd be about where I want/need to be. Have you thought (or talked to your doctor) about daily or weekly blood testing with a home meter?
Avatar f tn Diet is very important because PCOS is related to blood glucose issues and keeping blood glucose steady is very important. When you eat food that increases blood glucose your pancreas produces large amounts of insulin, which is often called the "fat storage" hormone. Whatever food that increases your blood glucose levels and isn't used for immediate energy is shuttled, by insulin right into fat cells to be stored for later use.
Avatar n tn This prevents the spikes (low and high) from occurring. The symptoms you are feeling are all signs of low blood sugar. Have you been tested? If not you should get a fasting blood sugar or a hemoglobin A1C. Some people just need to eat more often and less big of a meal such as a protein snack and may not have true hypoglycemia. You should get it checked to be sure.
Avatar n tn certainly the post meal spikes will disappear right away. as for fasting BG that can take a while, your liver needs to run out of glucose first so it cant release it. What do you call low carb?
880900 tn?1467270141 A fasting blood sugar is better but would not catch spikes after eating. The standard for diagnosis is an A1C which gives the average blood sugar for a period of 2-3 months. You can also get a glucose meter and test yourself to see what your fasting and 2 hours after meal numbers are on a regular basis.
Avatar f tn Medicine is not my fileld, within my knowledge ,and as have had type2 , I I could give simple answer. If have high glucose in blood, kidney works more than normal person ,to remove waste from blood, including waste from fat if get energy without insulin . If have diabetes, unwanted fat into blood and liver, then damage the heart slowly.
721243 tn?1230573586 We have research that shows even small amounts of weight loss(5-10 pounds) will decrease glucose levels, as well as help high blood pressure. Your current glucose ranges are too high and definitely need treatment to avoid complications from diabetes. Januvia is a good medication, although it may not be enough to bring your glucose levels under good control given that your A1C is so high. Insulin is one of the options and it is a good one because it works.