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blood glucose level

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the extent to which glucose levels in plasma and urine are maintained in normal range. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.

blood glucose level,

n level of glu-cose in the bloodstream, normally about 70 to 115 mg/dL after fasting overnight. Higher levels may indicate diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

blood glucose level(s),

n the concentration of sugar (chiefly glucose–“true blood sugar”) in the blood. It is usually kept within a narrow range by an interplay of many factors: glycogenolysis, glyconeogenesis, intestinal absorption, insulin, insulin antagonists, and other hormones. In the testing of total reducing substances, the normal range of concentration of fasting blood sugar is 80 to 120 mg/ml; in the testing of true blood sugar, the normal range of concentration is 70 to 100 mg/ml. An unusually low level results in hypoglycemia, whereas an abnormally high level causes hyperglycemia; an important level to monitor in diabetic patients, because changes in insulin levels can adversely affect glucose levels. Many methods of measurement are available, both invasive (finger prick) and noninvasive methods (must be used with traditional blood sampling). See also diabetes mellitus.

Patient discussion about blood glucose level

Q. does anyone have experience with a continuous blood glucose monitor?

A. Hi Mick, i did upload following document. Even if there is no copyright on it, I would love that you respect it. Use it for yourself and share it with your friends and nothing more. Thank you! You have to understand the whole thing first about Diabetes type 1 and/or type 2:

www.pulsarsystems.ch/Diabetes.pdf

If you have any question about this article just ask me. I know this doctor personally and I wrote also already letters to newspapers about this topic which have been published.

We have to understand first what this handout express. Take it easy, I had also little difficulty to believe how simple in fact it is. People here has to understand fundamental things about food qualities. The faster you understand, the better you will manage your health and your life! Go for it Mick!

Q. what defines a person as having diabetes type 2?

A. In type 2 diabetes -- noninsulin dependent or adult-onset diabetes -- glucose levels rise because the body is resistant to the effects of insulin and the amount insulin produced by the body is insufficient to overcome this resistance. Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults over age 40 but can develop in younger people and children. People with a family history of type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of developing the disease. Most people with type 2 diabetes are overweight and physically inactive.

Other risk factors include: history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and history of impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. People with metabolic syndrome (a combination of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, and abnormal ability to process glucose) are also at higher risk for the disease. Hope this helps.

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