What Happens If The Body Is Unable To Regulate Blood Sugar

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What Is High Blood Sugar?

Have you ever tried to fly a remote control airplane or helicopter? If you steer too sharply one way, your plane will crash into the ground. And if you go too far in the opposite direction, the plane will nose directly upward, making it difficult to control. For people with diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels (or blood glucose levels) is kind of like piloting that plane. To stay in the air and have the most fun, you have to keep blood sugar levels steady. Having a blood sugar level that's too high can make you feel lousy, and having it often can be unhealthy. The blood glucose level is the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a sugar that comes from the foods we eat, and it's also formed and stored inside the body. It's the main source of energy for the cells of our body, and it's carried to each cell through the bloodstream. Hyperglycemia (pronounced: hi-per-gly-SEE-me-uh) is the medical word for high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels happen when the body either can't make insulin (type 1 diabetes) or can't respond to insulin properly (type 2 diabetes). The body needs insulin so glucose in the blood can enter the cells of the body where it can be used for ener Continue reading >>

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  1. grama5

    Hi blue willow; I am diabetic, type2 and recieve an A1c test every three months. What it tells is how much damage the sugar has done to your red blood cells. Your red cells regenerate every three months so to have the test done more often would not be an accurate measurement. I can't imagine your dr. not doing one. When I was dagnosed in march my A1c was 10.1 NOT GOOD! and the glucose was 265. My doc put me on metformin, bp meds and colestrol meds immediatly It seems they all go togeather. My second test it was down to 7.6 and I need to get in for my test this month I am hoping this time it will be down where they want it, which is 6 to 6.5. My glucose readings now are between 95 and 118 except for xmas that is. Are you just borderline or pre diabetic or have you been diagnosed diabetic? Do you check your glucose? Not expensive medicare pays all of it. Along with A1c I am monitered for liver and all other functions every 3 months as diabetes affects all organs and the ability to fight infections. which is probably why your onco wnats the test, durung cancer therapy you are much more prone to infections.

  2. lvtwoqlt

    Women are like tea bags, we don't know how strong we are until we were thrown into hot water. Eleanore Roosevelt Diagnosed ADH Feb 2005, ADH Sept 2006
    Surgery 2/11/2005 Lumpectomy: Left
    Surgery 9/9/2006 Lumpectomy: Right
    Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2006
    Dx 4/27/2007, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes
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  3. grama5

    Diabetes affects all organs including the heart. usually high bp and colesterol go along with diabetes. usually it takes time with uncontrolled diabetes before there is damage though. They figured I had uncontrolled diabetes for about 5 years because of the neuropthy in my feet and my heart is fine. I had palps off and on then but associated it with smoking.

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