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Why Did Pain Evolve, When Most Life Forms Can Survive Without It?

Consider this as an example: (GRAPHIC PICTURE AHEAD) This is gangrene — tissue death due to infection. Gangrene is common in uncontrolled/untreated diabetics who suffer loss of sensations including pain due to high blood sugar levels (a condition named peripheral neuropathy). A tiny cut to the skin, an ulcer, or a shoe bite will quickly escalate to aninfection and tissue death, often requiring amputation. Do you know why? Because in the absence of feedback, which the rest of us have in the form of pain, they remain oblivious of the wound. Repeated injury occurs leading to catastrophic consequences. Ask them how they feel about the importance of pain. Pain is central to our survival. Pain is protective. Pain warrants caution and behavorial change. The coffee is too hot, don't drink it! The bath water is burning, adjust the temperature! Sprained an ankle, broke a bone? Don't apply too much pressure. Take some rest. Let it heal. All of this and much more is possible only and only because of pain. Pain keeps us from accidentally killing ourselves. Pain is very, very important. Continue reading >>

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  1. MAYS

    Normal Fasting Blood Sugar and Other Information

    Normal Fasting Blood Sugar:
    A normal fasting blood sugar (which is also the blood sugar a normal person will see right before a meal) is:
    83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less.
    Many normal people have fasting blood sugars in the mid and high 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) range.
    Though most doctors will tell you any fasting blood sugar under 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) is "normal", there are several studies that suggest that testing with a fasting blood sugar in the mid 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/L) range often predicts diabetes that is diagnosed a decade later.
    Post-Meal Blood Sugar (Postprandial)
    Independent of what they eat, the blood sugar of a truly normal person is:
    Under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) one or two hours after a meal.
    Most normal people are under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) two hours after eating.
    A truly normal A1c is between 4.6% and 5.4%
    A1cs are not as good a measure of actual blood sugar control in individuals as they are for groups. An A1c of 5.1% maps to an average blood sugar of 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) or less when group statistics are analyzed, but normal variations in how our red blood cells work make the A1cs of truly normal individuals fall into a wider range.
    Some people's A1cs are always a bit higher than their measured blood sugars would predict. Some are always lower. NOTE: If you are anemic your A1c will read much lower than your actual blood sugars and the resulting A1c is not a useful gauge of your actual blood sugar control.
    Heart attack risk rises in a straight line fashion as A1c rises from 4.6%.
    How Blood Sugar Control Works—And How It Stops Working:

  2. Papanna

    Diabetic normal value FBS 70 -1oo mg/dlsome of them says 80-120 as normal
    for PPBS 100 -140 for normal value . Butsome of Doctors says it was not bad if PPBS or random Bloodsugar value upto 180 mg/dl for this also no complications formed . how can u clarify

  3. RebDee

    Thank you for this information on A1c, which always has me confused. My blood sugars run between 120 and 60 but my A1c is 7.4. I was told that was because I had two shots of cortisone and also because I took prednisone during the three month period that the A1c covered. Is this true?

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