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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 ...
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What is the evidence that blood sugar spikes, within a non-diabetic range, are inherently harmful?

It's become part of popular nutrition advice that people should avoid foods that "spike" their blood sugar, with the belief that sharp rises and drops in blood sugar over time cause insulin ...
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How exactly is hypoglycemia a problem?

I am not someone from Medical field. I am asking this question out of curiosity. My question is about sugar levels in blood, particularly low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). I can understand the problem ...
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Can diabetic nerve damage occur even if the blood sugar is under control? [closed]

Having blood sugar levels elevated at some point of time ago but now kept under control for long, can still cause problems associated with elevated sugar levels? For instance, diabetic neuropathy?
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carb deficiency pathology association in sedentary people

Is carbohydrate consumption a recommended medical treatment for any pathology in otherwise healthy, sedentary people? By sedentary, I mean sitting at a desk most of the day, with no more than 5 hours ...
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The state of glucose in the blood

I have a simple question regarding glucose and the blood, for which I have not been able to find a satisfactory answer through some independent research through Google. How is the glucose in the blood ...
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Fasting blood sugar cause and effect relationship with Atrial Fibrillation

NOTE: If there is a better-suited forum for this question, please migrate. There are academic articles on elevated blood sugar's possible impact on the heart muscle lending to a tendency toward atrial ...
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Why use sucrose rather than glucose in an injectable vaccine?

These are the ingredients of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: Medicinal: mRNA Non-medicinal: ALC-0315 = ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate) ALC-0159 = 2-[(...
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What interval of time does HbA1C give information about?

I thought that HbA1C is a way to measure the average blood sugar a person has had over the past 3 months. But I just did an HbA1C test, and the form said that A1C measures an average over a 2 to 3 ...
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Why are there different blood sugar measurements?

I've been reading about health and wondering why blood sugar measurements are different. Why do these different sites use different measurements and give different numbers? Examples: Less than 100 ...
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Urine glucose testing for diabetes control

A publication in the NCBI bookshelf called Type 2 diabetes: Measuring sugar levels in blood and urine yourself (IQWiG, 2010) it states that Having sugar in your urine is usually a sign of very high ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...