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 What causes diabetes?
I weigh 150 pounds and I'm in shape. Plus, none of my family members have diabetes.

I have some of the symptoms of diabetes, so what could be the cause of it if I do have it since I�...

 Peeing a lot? serious answers only please?
I know one of the signs of diabetes is peeing a lot, but what is the pee like?
I know it smells sweet from the glucose in it but what colour is it? Is it clear with drinking lots of water or is ...

 different fasting blood sugar reading on middle finger for two days in a row?
My fasting blood sugar has been between 88-94 mg/DL for last 2-3 months and i check it twice yesterday and today. Interestingly it reads on different on middle finger.

Yesterdays reading:<...

 when my blood sugar drops?
today at school my sugar i thought dropped so i ate basically sugar at lunch and it got worse i couldn't see.so i asked a teacher and went to the nurse. while waiting i was given two whole wheat ...

 I need to get tested for diabetes. I'm 20 and I have no health insurance. Where can I go paying out of pocket?
I live in Texas, are there some clinics that do it cheaply?...

 Gestational diabetes and ketones?
I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes and have been following the diet and monitoring my blood sugar as instructed by the nurse and dietician I met with. My blood sugar after meals have ...

 I have Diabetes which I keep in good control, but My blood pressure is wacky. Mostly HIGH lately and it's?
starting to really irritate Me! I take Medication for it but it seems like it's not to effective. What else can I do or take or what Food can I eat to Help to lower My Blood Pressure?...

 Where to get your DHEA levels tested?

My mum and 3 older sisters have been tested and found to have extremely low DHEA levels. They are now on some kind of medication for this. The problem is that they are in Australia ...

 Does anyone know of any Diabetes organizations?
I need information on Diabetes organizations, support groups, and clinics that offer support mainly to the Mexican American community or Chicanas.
My main focus is Women
Thank you!!...

 Will putting cinnamon in my iced tea help lower my blood sugar?
I have been told cinnamon does help lower blood sugar....

 saffflowers used to produce insulin ?
What would be the advantages of saffflower produced insulin and some disvantages of it?...

 I fasted for 12hrs for fasting glucose test. Is that too long and can any meds interfere with the test?tes?
2 readings for A1c hemo 7.5 and 10 days later 7.1 hypothyroid ...

 Is drinking green tea for slimming reason ok to drink in diabetes?
In particular- Fei yan green tea....

 Can I breast feed while on insulin?
I am Type 1 diabetic and have been since 2007. I found out while I was pregnant with my second daughter. I was told after delivery I could not breast feed because of the insulin. Now I am 22 weeks ...

 what is normal blood sugar level for non diabetic children?

 Can pre diabetes be cured completely?

 what food is good for diabtetes?

 So my mom has diabetes and the other day she told me her legs were too numb that she couldn't even get up?
What should we do about this?...

 diabetes and can't afford insulin?
I'm 22 years old and living with my dad and I have just been diagnosed with diabetes...it started off having Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum on my foot (that's how I found out I had ...

 why we keep insulin vial in refrigerator.?
one day my vial left in room temperature . is it harmful....

Lois due April 21
how long does it take for your blood sugar to go back to normal after eating?
I had meat, veggies, cheese, and 7-up
14 weeks pregnant
new to blood sugar issues

It's too early in your pregnancy for you to have gestational diabetes. If the doctors are concerned they will give you a GTT at 24-28 weeks, which is when gestational diabetes begins to show up. If you are worried, then ask for the test. But make sure you eat before the test the same way you plan to eat for the rest of your pregnancy. If you cut the carbs and eat healthy before the test it will effect the results.

Oh, and something else to keep in mind if you decide to turn to the internet for answers. Once you reach that 24-28 week mark your blood sugars will be higher than a non-pregnant non-diabetic. There will be a hormone produced during that time by your placenta that is supposed to give you a small amount of insulin resistance (which is basically what diabetes is) so the baby gets enough sugar before your body uses it. But if you're predisposed to diabetes the hormone will work too well, which is how you develop gestational diabetes.

Oh, and in answer to your question ... doctors will tell you to check 2 hours after you've taken the last bite of your meal. That is how long it should take for your blood sugar level to return to normal if you're a non-diabetic.

john e russo md facm faafp
It would be helpful to know if you are a gestational diabetic. The goals are not really affected by what you eat. A non-diabetic's fasting glucose typically does not exceed 100 mg/dL or 5.6 mmol/L and a non-diabetic's 2 hour postprandial (after meal) glucose typically does not exceed 140 mg/dL or 7.8 mmol/L. By 4 hours postprandial the glucose should be down to the fasting level. Please note that I say 'typically' as there will be some variation from day to day. If you are a gestational diabetic some - perhaps even many or most - physicians will recommend slightly lower goals. My concern with such lower goals is the increased risk of hypoglycemic episodes. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you and your growing family the very best of health and happiness and in all things may God bless. JR

TheOrange Evil
2-4 hours for most people. The AACE recommends that a person's blood sugar not exceed 140 mg/dL two hours after a meal. Many non-diabetics will return to pre-meal levels by two hours, but a very large meal like a Thanksgiving dinner (with lots of sugar and starch) could keep levels elevated until the 3- to 4-hour point.

Here's a chart of blood sugar throughout the day: http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/16422495.php

The blue line represents the average. As you can see on the chart, blood sugar peaked after breakfast to a little over 120 mg/dL and dropped below 100 mg/dL by 1.5 hours. By 2 hours, blood sugar was more or less at pre-meal levels. Again, this is just average. There were people above this and below this average.

As a diabetic, I try to get back to pre-meal levels (or close) by two hours simply because my blood sugar doesn't drop as quickly as a non-diabetic's. By two to four hours, a non-diabetic will be back to normal, but I won't be, so all I can do is reduce the spike in the first place by keeping the carb count low.

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