Patient discussion about sugar

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Q. how high is to high sugar

I have been to surgry 3 times in 2 months and I have had my sugar go over before but not like this. I went to the Dr and Hes not worried about it. In the morning it is running 124 to 143 and 2 hrs after I eat it is running 165 to 200. At the Dr office it only showed 5.6 and He said 6.5 and over is bad! I have never sugar this high ever! It is in the family, my Mom, her Mom, her Dad ECT. What do you all think about it!
AIt seems what the doctor was referring to at the office wasn't the blood glucose (sugar) measurements but rather HbA1c - a substance in the blood that reflects the sugar levels in the PAST 8-12 weeks. Surgery is a substantial stress to your body and thus can increase your blood sugar. The A1C reflects the average levels during that time so it may overcome the temporary elevation due to the surgery.

You may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HbA1c

Q. Is there any difference in sugar.

Is there any difference in sugar between flavored milk and fruit drinks or carbonated soft drinks?
AYes …Flavored milk contains both natural and added sugars and has less added sugar than carbonated soft drinks. It has been found that flavored milk just contributes only 2-4 % of total added sugar in kid’s diets as compared to 50-60 percent or more by soft and fruit drinks.

Q. i have high sugar problem .. how can i reduce it to a normal levels? and what medications can help me?

AYou can watch your diet and limit the amount of sugar you consume (avoid sugar containing food and drinks). In addition, watching your weight and limiting the fat and carbohydrates in your diet is also very helpful. Daily physical activity is known to be very helpful for glucose level problems, and of course medication, if necessary. You should consult a doctor about which medications to take, depending on your glucose levels. It can be either pills or insulin injections.

Q. what is more healthy, brown sugar or fruit sugar?

A1fruit sugar
A2latest researches indicates that there are no difference between white sugar and brow sugar. they are both contain carbohydrates, which is bad for you.
about fructose - i don't think the difference is too big, one difference is that the intestine absorbs the glucose with other receptor

Q. I would like to compare old blood sugar and today´s blood sugar values or level. what is the difference?

Ai'm not sure understand the question...you ask how to do so? what does a difference mean? to compare with your old blood sugar test? others?
i would like to help but i think i'll need a bit more information...

Q. what is the right sugar level?

AThe right sugar level depends on when the test is being taken. After an 8 hour fast blood glucose levels should be bellow 110 mg/dL. A range between 110-125 is considered "impaired fasting glucose" and raises chances of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Diabetes is defined when blood glucose levels are 126 and higher after fasting. In a random testing, glucose levels higher than 200 define diabetes (if repeated in two different measurements).

Q. If diabetes has to do with sugar in the blood why does diabetic patients have to watch their salt consumption?

A1very good question :) and a good answer too:)
if you have Diabetes type 2 that means you have a risk factor for heart attacks. it also means you probably have high blood pressure, so it's in your best interest to watch your sult consumption even more then others.
A2Don't everybody need to watch their salt consumption?
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