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 Why do diabetics have the fruity smell of ketones on their breath?
Need to know for a assignment, and i can't find an answer ...

 Is honey good for diabetes patients?
My father is diabetic and he actually takes honey as an alternative..cause he does not want to go for artificial sweeteners..is that ok ..can anyone help please?...

 Does this all add up to diabeties or diabeties neuropathy?
OK, just wanted to make it clear i did not 'just' conclude i have it cause i read about it. I had these symptoms way before I did.

1. I'm always weak, not just tired, but as ...

 Does smoking effects a diabetic patient's health?
If a diabetic patient smokes 5 to 7 cigs a day.. how does that effects his health....

 Can diabetic people take watermelons in summer?

 How many units of insulin should i used when my sugar is high.?

 Is there any cure for Diabetes?

 I'm worried I'm anaemic?

 Could I be a diabetic?
My blood sugar is normally between 85-105. Lately though it will drop into the 50-60 range and then within an hour or so spike to the 170 range. I am not a diabetic, but could this be? I go to the ...

 Can anyone give me some advice in how to cope with new diagnoses of diabetes?
i was diagnosed and it's just really hard and i'd rather hear it from a person who isn't a shrink and goes by the book!...

 If someone has diabetes, why do they avoid sugar?
This is a honest question, and I do not mean any disrespect to anyone. I am just trying to get my mind around this condidtion.
(type 2 - non insulin dependant)
So, if their body cannot ...

 I'm burned out with monitoring blood sugar and talking to DR. what should I do?
I'm just plain sick of it. I eat the same diet every day. My blood sugar is fine one day - too low/high the next and the doc looks/acts like its my fault. SICK OF IT!...

 I have diabetes, will my kids have it?
I have diabetes but my better have does not. I am worried that when I do have children that they will have it. What is the chances that I will pass it on to them??
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 Can sugar give u diabeates??
i heard it sum where but is it true?? and sry if i spelled diabeates wrong sry =]...

 Can being diabetic make you tired?

 How much support and advice do diabetics get?
i am doing GCSE coursework and i need this question answered!!
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i am doing GCSE courework and i need this question answered. all answers will be apprechiated....

 What is the best way of finding out as to how well ur kidney is functiioning?
what are the testfor kidney like LFT for liver....

 How often should I check my blood glucose?
Recently diagnosed type2 taking 500mg metformin twice a day. my doctor says I dont need to test more that once a week but I am not sure if this is enough....

 Is Metformin safe to take for type 2.?
I am a healthy 28 year old man who just started to take 500ml of metformin 2 times a day. I don't like taking medicine and am afraid that it will kill me slowly. I was diagnosed with pre ...

 Diabetes is this bad ?
just tested positive for diabetes,what does this mean ?for me?
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Thanks for all the info , looks like I need to take this seriously.I don't know about giving up the ...

How long after a meal should I wait before taking my blood sugar level?
I am diabetic and am trying to monitor how different foods effect my levels throughout the day.

The best is around 10 hours after breakfast or taking any meals.
Least is 8 hours and it depend on what you eat.

2 hours after meals. That's the time you will have a reference value that will enable you or your doctor to interpret the results.

Alan S
Well, you got a real range of answers, didn't you. Confused?

It depends why you are testing. The party line from the medicos is two hours - but they need to see your numbers when they've settled. If you intend using those test results to do something constructive with your diet or exercise you need to see the worst numbers - the peaks. They will help you then modify your diet for better numbers.

The first source url is a description of a systematic testing technique to improve your BGs.

The second one is a longer discussion I wrote on when to test, one hour or two hours.

2 Hours

up 2 two hours

You can take a blood test any time you want.

Urrka N Da CLuB
I have type 1 diabetes and I was told by my doctor to check 1 hour after eating. I am also on the insulin pump and it is set to remind me 1 hour after eating to check.

Check your sugar before each meal so that you can have an accurate comparison. I would wait at least half hour to an hour to check my sugar if I was trying to see how high it went when eating certain foods. You have to give the food time to kick in.

A test 2 hours after a meal or food intake can help show how your body is metabolizing the glucose from that food, and how effective your medication dose is.

about 2 hrs after the start of the meal and my dr says it should be under 140...

Lisa A
You should be monitoring your blood sugars with a glucometer at least 7 times a day if you are giving insulin. Checks should be done before meals and 2 hours after and before bedtime and any other time you feel you need to such as during a low blood sugar. Keep in mind that if you are insulin dependant and use a sliding scale you may need to check more frequently to check how the insulin you administred is keeping your glucose in control. If you are a type 2 and taking oral hypoglycemics you should still be checking your blood sugar at least a few times through the day especially after meals to see how if your medication is working to stimulate your islet cells to make insulin.
Checking your glucose and writing it down will help your physician to know what to order for you in the way of medications and blood tests. Your glucose should be 140 or less 2 hours after eatting and 120 or less in the morning when you get up. Any prolonged blood sugar above 140 will cause problems with the vessels leading to your heart and kidneys. Causing coronary artery disease and kidney failure. Doing your very best at this will help ensure health. Good luck, I hope I have helped you

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