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    When this is tested and the results come back if there is more than 109 milligrams/deciliter of glucose (sugar) in your system you have high blood glucose. The opposite occurs when you have less than 70 mg/dL.

    Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) = less than 70 mg/dL
    Symptoms:
    - Hunger
    - Nervousness
    - Irritability
    - Shakieness
    - Headache
    - Fatigue
    - Long term = Death or Coma

    Treatment:
    - Eat small meals/snaks every 3 hours
    - High fiber meals
    - Llimit sugar
    - Limit starchy foods

    Hyperglicemia goes to diabetes
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    So what are the symptoms and treatment of hyperglycemia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    So what are the symptoms and treatment of hyperglicemia?
    Hyperglicemia usually leads to type II diabetes and I put those on the other thread. I can put them here too if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    Hyperglicemia usually leads to type II diabetes and I put those on the other thread. I can put them here too if you want.
    Sure, please do, or at least provide the link. Thank you.

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    Tada LOL

    Symptoms of Type II diabetes:
    - Fatigue
    - Polyuria - frequent urination - there is usually a honey smell to it
    - Polydipsia - excessive thirst
    - Polyphagia - excessive hunger and eating
    - Blurred vision
    - Frequent infections

    Some treatments for type II diabetes:
    - Get to a heathy body weight (well duh)
    - Physical Activity
    - Eat regular small meals (no over eating, over eating also leads to diabetes)
    - Chose low glycemic foods
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    Thank you for the brief summary and comparison! I appreciate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    Thank you for the brief summary and comparison! I appreciate that.

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    No problem. Hey I am not majoring in nutrition for nothing LOL. Any more questions, bring them on. I hoped that helped.
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    One of my fears is to become diabetic like my grampa...I do not want to turn into him, always sneaking goodies at night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu View Post
    One of my fears is to become diabetic like my grampa...I do not want to turn into him, always sneaking goodies at night!
    Well they are supposed to have a few snacks a day, but it depends on what snack they are eating. Ask him if he is on an "Exchange List Diet." This is the diet that most diabetics are on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    Hyperglicemia usually leads to type II diabetes and I put those on the other thread. I can put them here too if you want.
    Not quite right. Elevated Blood Sugars may be a sign of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is what leads to Type II DM. In and of itself elevated blood sugars don't lead to anything other than increased urination. The body's inadequate response to insulin then leads to a whole cascade of direct and indirect metabolic changes. Wonderfully interesting physiology and pathology. I tell new onset (and old onset) type II diabetics that I have good news and bad news. the good news is that they have a disease over which they have personal control. the bad news is that they have a disease over which they have personal control. Medication can help control the worst of the side effects of the disease but medication is a bandaid measure controlling only some of the many metabolic effects of the disease. Type II DM is best controlled with exercise, weight loss and a healthy varied diet low in simple carbohydrates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpodoc View Post
    Not quite right. Elevated Blood Sugars may be a sign of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is what leads to Type II DM. In and of itself elevated blood sugars don't lead to anything other than increased urination. The body's inadequate response to insulin then leads to a whole cascade of direct and indirect metabolic changes. Wonderfully interesting physiology and pathology. I tell new onset (and old onset) type II diabetics that I have good news and bad news. the good news is that they have a disease over which they have personal control. the bad news is that they have a disease over which they have personal control. Medication can help control the worst of the side effects of the disease but medication is a bandaid measure controlling only some of the many metabolic effects of the disease. Type II DM is best controlled with exercise, weight loss and a healthy varied diet low in simple carbohydrates.

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    The diet that they are usually put on is the Exchange List and yes they still have to eat simple carbohydrates (sugars) as well. THose of which are mono and disaccharides. Not oligo or polysaccharides.
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    I have a friend who is severely diabetic. He is always getting infection of one kind or another. Any suggestions on what he can do to stave off the infections? He really isn't doing very well. My father, on the other hand, seems to take care of himself well. People would have never figured him to be a diabetic. This is an issue that has a compelling interest for me. I do not know if it is possible for a person to inherit diabetes. Is there a way to predict before it happens, or does it have to strike first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    The diet that they are usually put on is the Exchange List and yes they still have to eat simple carbohydrates (sugars) as well. THose of which are mono and disaccharides. Not oligo or polysaccharides.
    you misunderstand. The exchange list is most important in Type I DM a different disease. They may eat small quantities of simple carbohydrates but limiting sweets both slows the rate af rise of sugars and decreases the urge to eat large quantities quickly. Appetite is a very difficult and stil poorly understood phenomena. Most Type II diabetics do not need complicated diets that they are unlikely to follow. simple instructions are far more effective because they are more likely to be followed. In type II DM the most important event is to decrease abdominal fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    I have a friend who is severely diabetic. He is always getting infection of one kind or another. Any suggestions on what he can do to stave off the infections? He really isn't doing very well.

    My father, on the other hand, seems to take care of himself well. People would have never figured him to be a diabetic.

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    Is he Type I or Type II diabetic. Different people have dramatically different physiologic responses to diabetes. it's not fair and likely is actually multiple different Metabolic diseases packaged under a singl name because they all cause elevated sugars and increased urination.

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    Is he Type I or Type II diabetic. Different people have dramatically different physiologic responses to diabetes. it's not fair and likely is actually multiple different Metabolic diseases packaged under a singl name because they all cause elevated sugars and increased urination.

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    I am not sure. I really don't know the difference between the two. I thought that one type was childhood onset and the other adult onset, but I am finding more and more people getting diabetes that the onset time cannot be used as a criteria. I also used to think that one was diet controlled and the other insulin-shot controlled. Now even that is not as clear cut any more.

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    Yes I did misunderstand. I am sorry for that. As I look at my notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    Ask him if he is on an "Exchange List Diet." This is the diet that most diabetics are on.
    I can't. He's been dead for 3 years But he was quite notorious for sneaking cookies at 3 am
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    Hum, I am a little confused. I have some signs of hyperglycemia, but I have always thought it was hypoglycemia. Is there a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    Hum, I am a little confused. I have some signs of hyperglycemia, but I have always thought it was hypoglycemia. Is there a difference?
    Hyper is is your blood glucose level is below 70 millgrams/deciliter of glucose. Hyperglycemia is if it is above 109 mg/dL. There are different symptoms for them as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    Hyper is is your blood glucose level is below 70 millgrams/deciliter of glucose. Hyperglycemia is if it is above 109 mg/dL. There are different symptoms for them as well.
    I had to read this thread a few times, but I think I understand. I have the low blood sugar level often, but my daughter has it really bad. Her face will wash out and she will get lathargic like she is going to pass out. I always carry honey packets for her. (At least that's what her doctor recommended). That is the opposite of diabeties, and as long as I am careful to control our diets, then we should be just fine, right?
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