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blood sugar

[′bləd ‚shu̇g·ər]
(biochemistry)
The carbohydrate, principally glucose, of the blood.
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place Symptoms caused by very high and very low blood sugar levels can be frightening, and even dangerous.
Many kinds of bread are high in carbohydrates and quickly raise blood sugar levels.
Chapters discuss opposing schools of thought for managing one's diet (one view recommends a plant-based diet that restricts or eliminates meat, the other suggests a low-carb diet that embraces meat; both schools agree that sugary or high-carbohydrate foods are terrible for one's blood sugar); the role of exercise as a valuable tool for cultivating good health, but not as crucially important for diabetics as controlling one's diet; how to carefully read food labels; and much more.
"There are very few options for preventing hypoglycemia or treating hypoglycemia unawareness other than avoiding low blood sugar as much as possible," said Stephen Grote, a researcher."Understanding what neuronostatin does and how it works will provide valuable information for preventing hypoglycemia and provide more complete knowledge into how the pancreas manages blood sugar normally," he added.
Participants' initial A1c readings averaged 8.9 percent, representing dangerously elevated blood sugar that can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness, amputations and death.
You can upload the high frequency blood sugar measurements to the "cloud".
"While we expected to find some low overnight blood sugars we were startled to find how extensively it was occurring overnight and that it was sometimes lasting for several hours," Heller noted.
Carbohydrates affect blood sugar levels the most and be aware of the amount consumed in order to avoid a high effect on blood sugar.
Researchers in 2011 stated in International Scholarly Research Network that although okra may improve blood sugar control, it should not be taken concurrently with metformin hydrochloride in controlling diabetes mellitus.
Schwartzbaum and her collaborators evaluated blood sugar and diabetes data and its relationship to subsequent development of brain cancer and found that those with elevated blood sugar and diabetes had a lower risk of developing glioma.
A Excessively high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can be a medical emergency--if left untreated, it can result in a diabetic coma, while chronic high blood sugar can damage the eyes, heart, nervous system, and kidneys.