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The ABC of High Blood Sugar

Aug 9, 2008
It is a fact that many people suffer from high blood sugar, and this is not a disease that affects only diabetic people. This article is intended to analyze the different aspects of high blood sugar, such as; what the levels after eating are, reasons why your blood sugar is increased, symptoms of high glucose levels, range of concentration, how to test your blood sugar levels and why this is important. Finally some tips about how to control sugar levels. Hopefully after this reading, you will get a better understanding of blood glucose process.

Blood Sugar After Eating - Blood sugar goes up after eating, but returns to normal range within 1 to 2 hours. Blood sugar level (also known as blood glucose level) is the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as serum glucose level.

Blood sugar levels 1 to 2 hours after eating are called postprandial. Research shows that blood sugar levels in people with diabetes can more than double after eating, even when their blood sugar before eating is normal.

Blood Sugar Increasing - Blood sugar levels are increased in the early morning hours because of the normal release of hormones - growth hormone and corticosteroids -, a reaction called the dawn phenomenon. And blood sugar may shoot too high if the body releases sugar in response to low blood sugar levels, known as "somogyi effect".

Blood sugar levels below 45 mg/dl are almost always associated with a serious abnormality.

Blood Sugar Symptoms - Blood sugar levels just above the safe range may make you feel tired and thirsty. You may sweat, feel very hungry, weak and anxious, feel your heart pounding in your chest. However, If your blood sugar level stays higher than normal for weeks, your body will adjust to that level, and you may not have as many symptoms of high blood sugar, for that reason is very important that you control your glucose levels regularly.

Blood Sugar Concentration - Blood sugar concentration, or glucose level, is tightly regulated in the human body. Normally, the blood glucose level is maintained between about 4 and 8 mmol /L (70 to 150 mg/dl).

Blood Sugar Testing - Blood sugar tests measure how well your body processes sugar. Some blood sugar tests are used to diagnose pre-diabetes or diabetes. Blood sugar that is too low, known as hypoglycemia, can make you feel sick as well. Blood sugar monitoring and maintenance is particularly important for those who suffer from diabetes, this is a condition related to the release of insulin from the pancreas into the blood stream and the ability of the body to use that insulin efficiently.

Blood Sugar Control - The way to control blood sugar is trough insulin, this one is a hormone made by the pancreas, it carries the sugar from your blood into your cells, where the sugar is used for energy. The right amount of insulin helps keep your blood sugar level balanced. Therefore, the job of insulin is to keep blood sugar levels from rising too high.

In conclusion, this article gives you some basic information about how glucose levels work in your body. Nevertheless, it is quiet important that you visit your doctor for specialized advise.
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Hector Milla at http://www.TheHighBloodSugar.org shows you how to control high blood sugar, this is a specialized niche website with hundreds of articles around this topic, visit for further information. Website associated with http://www.mufatel.com .
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