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Postprandial Hyperglycemia: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

What is postprandial hyperglycemia? It is a condition where a person has extremely high blood glucose after eating a meal. Typically, blood glucose levels rise slightly after eating food. Glucose is a form of sugar which is one of the main sources of energy for the body. We get glucose from carbohydrate-rich foods, such as rice, bread, milk and potatoes. When we eat these foods, our body breaks it down into glucose that is then transported to various body tissues via the bloodstream. However, for glucose to enter the cells of the body to be used for energy, it requires insulin. Insulin is a natural hormone which is produced by the beta cells in the pancreas. This naturally occurring hormone is responsible for transporting glucose into body’s tissues such as fat and muscle cells. People who do not have diabetes are able to naturally produce insulin. On the other hand, people with type 2 diabetes cannot produce enough insulin after meals. Because of this, they may experience postprandial hyperglycemia (post-meal). You are considered to have postprandial hyperglycemia when your blood glucose levels go above 180 mg/dL. For non-diabetics, blood glucose levels rarely go beyond 140 mg/d Continue reading >>

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  1. phocup

    Fertility+Keto ?

    So I just started Keto since Monday and its going great for me. I've lost a few pounds and ketostix is showing a nice dark purple. I'm coming out of keto flu and no long have headaches, tiredness ( though my workout is still missing some OOMMPH ).
    However, as much as I'm liking Keto, my concern is that it will affect fertility. We're trying for our 2nd kid and that is more important than weight loss for me at this point.
    I read this over at PaleoLeap:

    Remember that ketosis is metabolically very similar to starvation. If you�re trying to increase your fertility or if you�re currently pregnant, ketosis can actually be counterproductive. Fertility is greatest when the body feels well-nourished (which makes perfect sense: evolutionarily, conceiving a child during a time of food scarcity could be very dangerous), so a very low carbohydrate diet that imitates starvation is not ideal for conception. Similarly, the healthiest nutritional state during pregnancy is being consistently well-nourished; ketosis can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
    It makes logical sense and makes me want to stop, though I don't want to because my results are better than anything I've been doing before ( weight loss wise ).
    Figures I would ask before throwing in the white flag.

  2. XinApoK

    This is a rather nice piece of info to read. Especially someone who is 22 years old with a girlfriend who does keto as well.
    Lol thank you.

  3. jwarrenfit

    yes women tend to need more carbs than men in general. If trying to get pregnant I would only practice CKD with refeeds more often than 1x a week. If pregnant ketosis is a no-no in my opinion. If your menstrual cycles are affected then i would not go into deep ketosis

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Causes And Symptoms Of High Blood Sugar Or Hyperglycemia

Blood sugar and its control is at the center of any diabetes treatment but it isn’t necessarily indicative of diabetes. High sugar consumption is a worldwide problem and it is only in recent history that the medical profession has become alive to the dangers of our sugar consumption. High blood sugar can lead to damage to the blood vessels, nerves and internal organs and can of course lead to diabetes which can be a life threatening illness if not closely monitored. High blood sugar levels if they remain untreated can cause both short term effects and long term damage. Over the short term it wont damage the organs but it can lead to fatigue, thirstiness,high urination levels and lead you prone to infections and can even cause vision problems. If you have high blood sugar levels for a sustained period then you may find that you start to suffer from the classic association and complications of diabetes. Clearly we need glucose or sugar in our blood and it serves a useful purpose. Moderate levels act as the fuel our bodies need to stay active and healthy and the brain requires sugar constantly to produce energy. Sugar and oxygen in our blood is necessary to our wellbeing and some le Continue reading >>

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  1. CatalystCoin

    There's a lot of noise recently in social media regarding "Pruvit Keto/OS" supplements. These people are selling a beta hydroxybutyrate supplement for over $5 a serving of just 22.5 grams. This is a total rip off. You can buy beta hydroxybutyrate supplements for a fraction of the price if you really see the value in taking exogenous ketones. My personal opinion is that these supplements might have value to endurance athletes as described in Peter Attia's N=1 found here. Your body is very good at making ketones for fuel, unless you are a keto adapted athlete you don't need exogenous ketones and you should be very wary of a company selling them for insane prices claiming them to be a weight loss tool.

  2. EatLard

    Sounds like another way to have expensive urine.

  3. ChinaKeto

    People are probably being sold the idea that if they just take this pill, they can go into ketosis without any bothersome work, like cutting out carbs, and adopting a new dietary regime. It's diet snake-oil at its finest.

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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary - Amazing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary http://averageneonatalnursepractition... A neonatal nurse career involves working with infants from the moment they are born. They help to care for healthy babies while they are still in the hospital, but their job becomes particularly important when a baby is born prematurely or with various medical issues and difficulties. Since infants in such situations require around the clock care, it is necessary to have skilled neonatal nurses there to provide care at every moment. They also advise parents on the correct methods to care for their newborn baby. And with a master's degree, these professionals can even become a neonatal nurse practitioner, providing more acute medical care when doctors are absent. After going to the next level of neonatal nursing with a master's degree in nursing science and after the passage of licensing exams to become a neonatal nursing practitioner, one's salary and job duties can greatly elevate. The average neonatal nurse practitioner salary is approximately $80,000 and may reach six figures after some experience, but the benefits of this job go far beyond the pay rate. Being

Neonatal Hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia is a serum glucose concentration > 150 mg/dL (> 8.3 mmol/L). The most common cause of neonatal hyperglycemia is Iatrogenic causes usually involve too-rapid IV infusions of dextrose during the first few days of life in very low-birth-weight infants (< 1.5 kg). The other important cause is physiologic stress caused by surgery, hypoxia, respiratory distress syndrome, or sepsis; fungal sepsis poses a special risk. In premature infants, partially defective processing of proinsulin to insulin and relative insulin resistance may cause hyperglycemia. In addition, transient neonatal diabetes mellitus is a rare self-limited cause that usually occurs in small-for-gestational-age infants; corticosteroid therapy may also result in transient hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia is less common than hypoglycemia, but it is important because it increases morbidity and mortality of the underlying causes. Treatment of iatrogenic hyperglycemia is reduction of the IV dextrose concentration (eg, from 10% to 5%) or of the infusion rate; hyperglycemia persisting at low dextrose infusion rates (eg, 4 mg/kg/min) may indicate relative insulin deficiency or insulin resistance. Treatment of other causes Continue reading >>

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  1. user2967

    I just learned that ATP can not be stored in excess and is only made by the body when it is needed. What makes ATP, like glucose and fat is what is stored under the skin or wherever. Now why cant the body just produce ATP and store it for heavy, heavy exercise when it would advantageous for it to be ready rather than it going through the production phase and then used. When I say ATP storage I mean in large amounts.

  2. Mad Scientist

    Let's compare ATP, glucose and fatty acids in terms of energy storage.
    ATP has a molecular weight of 507 Da
    Glucose has a molecular weight of 180 Da, and contains the same amount of energy as 31 ATP molecules
    Fatty acids vary in size, but a gram of fat contains about twice as much energy as a gram of glucose (or glycogen)
    The difference in energy density is huge, you would need enormous amounts of ATP to replace glucose/glycogen as energy storage mechanism, not to speak of fat. You can't put an arbitrary amount of ATP molecules into a cell, you 'll get into problems due to the osmotic pressure lots of molecules inside the cell would cause. Glucose is stored as glycogen in cells due to this effect, which makes one large glycogen molecule out of lots of glucose molecules.
    The energy density difference is even larger if you take into account that ATP and glucose bind water, while fat is stored without surrounding water. The actual difference in energy density of glycogen and fat is around 6 times.
    ATP is also not as stable as fat, it can get hydrolized in water. This would be a problem for long-term storage of energy.
    You'll find some more details in Albert's "Molecular Biology of the Cell"

  3. shigeta

    I think @AlanBoyd and @MadScientist have touched on the answer, fat is better suited by density for storing energy than ATP; ATP is optimal for quick conversion to bioenergy. Look at the question in another way: ATP in bioenergy cycle is dynamic - its an energy flux from food and breath to bioenergy.
    Biological energy is used at essentially the same rate at which we take it in. The vast majority is used as soon as its available. If we were to try to store enough ATP for say an hour the costs would be large.
    This back of the envelope calculation (see section 3.8) shows that 1 day of ATP is 64.5kg for a 2800 kcal a day energy intake. Approximately equal to body weight.
    Of course ATP is stored in excess - just a few seconds worth though, 8 if you believe competitive cyclists. ATP is a pretty small quantum of energy... Even an hour storage would add 12 pounds to an adult body weight. That's a lot. And what advantage would this give us? We might be able to engage in high energy activities (which use ATP faster than we can make it) for longer. But up to now it looks as if improvements in efficiency in generating ATP have been adequate for animals to stay competitive.
    Look at how evolution has dealt with the other component of bioenergy: oxygen. We can't hold our breath for more than a few minutes. 22 minutes is the current human record; impressive but still not that long. Oxygen is in plentiful supply brought in from outside and the adaptive costs to storing oxygen internally would simply not justify building up such a capacity for most of us. It seems even that aquatic mammals only hold their breath for a similar amount of time as we can if we practice. 20 minutes for Orcas. Penguins too. This isn't meant to be a survey of all animals ability to store oxygen, the point being that storage of oxygen has an adaptive cost that is not trivial.

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