• Diabetic. Trying to bring down sugar.?

    Best answer: You cant just bring your blood sugar down when you have hyperglycemia. Everything you eat, whether it has sugar or no sugar, is eventually converted to glucose at some point in time and burned off for energy. Insulin is the only way to get this glucose out of your bloodstream so that it can be used for energy. With... show more
    Best answer: You cant just bring your blood sugar down when you have hyperglycemia. Everything you eat, whether it has sugar or no sugar, is eventually converted to glucose at some point in time and burned off for energy. Insulin is the only way to get this glucose out of your bloodstream so that it can be used for energy. With that being said, the only way to lower your blood sugar is to be prescribed insulin and take the medication. You can, of course, do things to keep it lower, such as: no carbs, no sugar, eat lean meats, veggies, stay away from fruit.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • How can a diabetic reverse the disease?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Diabetic type 1 and emotional overeating,help what to do?

    im 17 y/o and going thru not so great time of my life and im searching satisfaction in food and its hard to stop to eat so much.My blood sugar is spiking but i want to be okay.What to do?
    im 17 y/o and going thru not so great time of my life and im searching satisfaction in food and its hard to stop to eat so much.My blood sugar is spiking but i want to be okay.What to do?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What could be wrong with my mother?

    Best answer: Water retention for one (and yes, reducing salt will have a good effect over time). [Elevating the feet and legs could help now.] Muscle cramps can be from a lack of certain minerals (like potassium). You mom should be fine until Monday, but if symptoms worsen (labored breathing, lots of pain, etc) do go to the... show more
    Best answer: Water retention for one (and yes, reducing salt will have a good effect over time). [Elevating the feet and legs could help now.] Muscle cramps can be from a lack of certain minerals (like potassium). You mom should be fine until Monday, but if symptoms worsen (labored breathing, lots of pain, etc) do go to the hospital.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • A1c results please help?

    Hello, just curious I just did my fasting glucose and a1c at home. My glucose is 125 and a1c is 6.7. Am I now diabetic or pre-diabetic. Please advise
    Hello, just curious I just did my fasting glucose and a1c at home. My glucose is 125 and a1c is 6.7. Am I now diabetic or pre-diabetic. Please advise
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you have age onset diabetes? If so what were the initial symptoms that caused you to see a doctor?

    Best answer: My husband has type 2 diabetes. He knew something wasn't right when he was getting up two and three times every night to pee. He also thought he was peeing a little more often during the daytime too. His brother is type 1 diabetic so he asked his brother to let him use his meter to check his sugar levels. ... show more
    Best answer: My husband has type 2 diabetes. He knew something wasn't right when he was getting up two and three times every night to pee. He also thought he was peeing a little more often during the daytime too. His brother is type 1 diabetic so he asked his brother to let him use his meter to check his sugar levels. He was over 300 on a random home meter test. He made an appointment with the doctor to get an official diagnosis. I don't remember what his first A1C reading was at that time.

    No matter what issue is causing your symptoms, with those kinds of symptoms, you need a check up to determine the cause. It might be diabetes or it might be something else.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can hba1c be wrong and can i still have diabetes?

    Best answer: It's very accurate. You are OK.
    Best answer: It's very accurate. You are OK.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I think I am diabetic. Did anyone whos diabetic have these symptoms too?

    Even if i sit for 3hrs , my feet are swelling. No tingling or burning sensation as of now but the swelling goes away after i sleep . This has been happening everyday. My body odour has also changed. Did any diabetic patient had similar initial symptoms too?
    Even if i sit for 3hrs , my feet are swelling. No tingling or burning sensation as of now but the swelling goes away after i sleep . This has been happening everyday. My body odour has also changed. Did any diabetic patient had similar initial symptoms too?
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Concern about Blood sugar level?

    So i do not have diabetic, but i do know that blood sugar level tend to go up for even non diabetic people after a meal. i am 25 and weigh 76kg. and after 1 hour and less than 2 hr i measured my blood sugar level after a meal consisting of fried foods and high carb bread. i only had breakfast today and this meal... show more
    So i do not have diabetic, but i do know that blood sugar level tend to go up for even non diabetic people after a meal. i am 25 and weigh 76kg. and after 1 hour and less than 2 hr i measured my blood sugar level after a meal consisting of fried foods and high carb bread. i only had breakfast today and this meal was my dinner, and after measuring the sugar level, it was 8.5. my question is, is it normal, and how long does it take to go down. thank you
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is this my diabetes or some thing else wrong with me?

    I feel alot more weaker now I got diabetes type 2 I use to feel alot stronger when I did not have diabetes I get migraines some times I get real bad migraines some times like my head is about to explode and I'm going to die I get scared easier these days to but my blood sugar level is ok around 4 some thing... show more
    I feel alot more weaker now I got diabetes type 2 I use to feel alot stronger when I did not have diabetes I get migraines some times I get real bad migraines some times like my head is about to explode and I'm going to die I get scared easier these days to but my blood sugar level is ok around 4 some thing most days and I have social anxiety but its worse now I want a girlfriend but I can't help feeling I'm not as strong as them and I worry they will find out I'm scared if they get angry with me
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • A diet for person with high uric acid, high cholestrol and high blood sugar?

    female elderly
    female elderly
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can symptoms of diabetes just come and go? and How long do these symptoms need to last before you get Diabetes?

    A few days ago, I had migraine like symptoms and going swimming and getting an ear infection did help at all. At night after taking ibuprofen, I felt completely fine, but in the morning the symptoms started again. I stopped taking Ibuprofen because I was taking medication for my ear infection and my symptoms for... show more
    A few days ago, I had migraine like symptoms and going swimming and getting an ear infection did help at all. At night after taking ibuprofen, I felt completely fine, but in the morning the symptoms started again. I stopped taking Ibuprofen because I was taking medication for my ear infection and my symptoms for diabetes that were similar to the migraine disappeared. So my question is, is that can symptoms just come and go and do these symptoms have to continue for a period of time before you can get diabetes?
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can someone explain changes in blood sugar to me to help me understand?

    Best answer: I can help you understand. First, I have to tell you that it's way more complicated than the explanation I am going to give you. and if you still feel like you want to know more than you should check out a book. You might want to read a book (or an article) on diabetes. Just ask your friendly neighborhood... show more
    Best answer: I can help you understand. First, I have to tell you that it's way more complicated than the explanation I am going to give you. and if you still feel like you want to know more than you should check out a book. You might want to read a book (or an article) on diabetes. Just ask your friendly neighborhood librarian. You might also want to check out some of my sources.

    When the general population talks about sugar they are talking about more than one thing. Glucose, fructose, sucrose, are all different sugars. but they all are very similar and a chemist or a biologist would call them all sugar too. The simplest sugars (and there are only a few including glucose and fructose) are just one molecule. All the other sugars are two or more molecules. And as a group, these are also called simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are compounds made from a combination of at least three or more molecules of sugar.

    The simplest carbs, sugar, start being digested in the mouth. The complex carbs need to pass thru the stomach and into the intestine to be digested. The simple sugars can pass thru the lining of the mouth, stomach and small intestines and enter the bloodstream. Complex carbs need to be broken down in the intestines into simple sugars. Then they pass into the bloodstream.

    I don't know the minutes it takes but let's just say that simple sugars go into your bloodstream VERY rapidly and complex carbs enter the bloodstream MUCH slower.

    To further complicate things you must also consider the role of fiber. Fruits have a lot of sugar but they also contain fiber. Fiber slows down the absorption of sugar in the intestines. Some types of fiber also help recuce your blood sugar levels. and some fiber slows down the secretion of glucose by your liver.

    OK, now that I brought up blood sugar levels, its time to explain that. So when sugar enters the bloodstream it increases your blood sugar levels. When blood sugar level rises your pancreases releases insulin which enables your cells to absorb sugar. Also if you have too much sugar in your bloodstream, insulin allows the liver to absorb and store it. The liver will release it if you need sugar like between meals and when you are sleeping. and the liver will also convert unneeded sugar into fat.

    So what happens when you eat too much sugar is that it gets quickly absorbed and causes a "spike" in your blood sugar levels. the pancreas then releases too much insulin. your cells and liver absorb all that sugar and then your blood sugar level is too low. When your blood sugar level is too low you might feel light-headed, or weak. might also feel hungry and thirsty. Children because of their low body volume are more susceptible to this kind of stuff. We call them sugar rushes. Give a kid a 24 oz soft drink and he will be energized for like 15 minutes and then he will run out of energy and fall asleep. And yes some people do get headaches. I think the brain gets very upset with us when our sugar levels fall to a low level. I know I get a headache if I to too long between meals.

    Most of us who eat healthy usually don't have to worry about this kind of stuff. but it sounds like you are more suceptible than average. So you might want to learn about the guidelines diabetics follow and keep them in mind.

    Eat plenty of fiber. Most Americans have diets deficent in fiber. The RDA is 25 grams. the Average american gets 15. And 25 is the recommended minimum. thirty to forty grams of fiber would be a good goal.
    Although fruit has a lot of sugar - it also has a lot of fiber and the net result is totally positive. Eat two or more pieces of fruit a day. Almost all your fiber needs to come from vegetables. Yes, they are mostly carbs. but they have very little sugar and lots and lots of fiber. Besides carbohydrates is the fuel that makes our bodies go. No one can gain weight by eating vegetables. Grains are also a good source of carbs and fiber - but it has to be whole grains. Three servings of grains a day is recommended. but many Americans eat six or more. So yes, you have to careful you don't eat too many.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar
    http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/recipes...
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    3 answers · 4 weeks ago