blood level

blood level

the concentration of a drug or other substance in a measured amount of plasma, serum, or whole blood.

blood level

The concentration of anything, esp. a drug, in the plasma, serum, or blood.

Patient discussion about blood level

Q. What's the average blood-alcohol level. What's the average blood-alcohol level of the drivers pulled over in Minnesota?

A. here is a web page with Minnesota drunk driving statistics about alcohol related fatalities. not what you asked for exactly, but it might give you a clue:
http://www.alcoholalert.com/drunk-driving-statistics-minnesota.html

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

A. i'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. I have Type II Diabetes, but have regular problems with low blood sugar levels. What should I do? I am an over 60 female who has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I was originally on Metformin, but my doctor discontinued it because I was having severe low blood sugar levels a lot (as low as 40). I have heard that putting me on insulin might help, but I don't see how since I have more low than high levels. Anyone have any suggestions or information about what I can do? (I do follow diabetic eating with proper food and frequent small meals, but that doesn't seem to help.)

A. i'm not sure about this but maybe because of your sensitivity to Metformin they want to move to insulin shots because they want accuracy. but as all it sounds a bit strange, cause most of the times they save that as a last resort. there's probably something else that's missing here...you asked them why insulin shots?

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Garland observed that, "Three years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that having a too-low blood level of vitamin D was hazardous.
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