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Lack of clarity about terms for average glucose in diabetes research literature (MBG, MPG, and AG)

The meaning of “mean plasma glucose (MPG)” is unambiguous, but I’m having an incredibly difficult time making sense of the way the term “mean blood glucose (MBG)” is used in medical research ...
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What is the medical consensus regarding the effect sugar consumption has on health?

"Sugar" here means commonly consumed sugars: glucose, fructose, sucrose and HFCS. Is eating sugar always bad? Can it be eaten in moderation and present no risk to diabetes and other issues? Or should ...
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Building new muscle and effects on blood glucose absorption

Today I came up with the following hypothesis whilst pondering stuff after coming back from the gym. If I build more muscle, my body will have more places to store glucose. Is this hypothesis ...
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Does A Rapid Drop In Blood Sugar Correspond With A Rapid Drop Of Insulin?

I've done some research on the internet about blood sugar and insulin. It's mentioned that drinking something like a cup of soda (basically sugar water) can cause a rapid spike of blood sugar and ...
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Does adding water to drinks reduce their glycemic index?

I have noticed the degree of sweetness of the food corresponds with the likelihood to get acne. Whereas, diluting the flavor reduces the likelihood even if total calorie intake is same. Is there ...
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What interval of time does A1C give blood sugar information about?

I thought that A1C is a way to measure the average blood sugar a person has had over the past 3 months. But I just did an A1C test, and the form said that A1C measures an average over a 2 to 3 month ...
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Does aspartame cause the body to absorb more sugar?

I was told that one problem with many sugar substitutes is that the body thinks they are sugar, and the processes that it uses to absorb sugar from the blood stream are therefore triggered. This means ...
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Aloe Vera and Diabetes

I've read some research about it. Does Anybody know what substance in Aloe Vera can help in decreasing blood sugar in patients with diabetes? And also is there any substance in Aloe Vera that is ...
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How does coffee affect blood sugar levels?

My girlfriend has a question: Trying to figure out (on my own) if I have a problem with my blood sugar. To that effect I have just bought a home testing kit to run post-meal sugar test (like they ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

If a person consumed 4-5 pieces of fruit each morning before working out in the afternoon, would they see different results (weight gain or anything else) than eating those same 4-5 pieces of fruit in ...
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Low Insulin but Normal Blood sugar

What does is mean when fasting Insulin Levels are Very Low (0.7 uU/ml) but Fasting Blood sugar levels are normal 4.2 mmol KD.
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What are the effects of hyperglycemia

My father is a type 2 diabetic. He has always had a bad diet, but even since his diabetes came on about 20 years ago he has only really cared about preventing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) instead of ...
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What are some natural remedies for lowering blood sugar besides diet and exercise?

I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic a few months ago, and have been dieting and exercising ever since. My A1C has gone down from 13% to 9%, I noticed these cinnamon pills in a local store that ...