Diabetes Blood Sugar Numbers – Just for Fun
Do you know Your Diabetes Blood Sugar Numbers?
This is just one of those helpful little quizzes that you sometimes run across while surfing the web. If you know someone or are nearing type 2 diabetes, you should definitely study these questions. Answers listed below should help you understand and grow your diabetes blood sugar numbers knowledge.
Of the following, which do we mean when we say “Blood Sugar”?
Besides a potential case of diabetes, when your diabetes blood sugar numbers are too high you have?
A restlessly poor night’s sleep can change your diabetes blood sugar numbers.
Your “waking” diabetes blood sugar numbers, first thing in the morning should be less than:
What part of your body will first notice if your blood sugar level drops too low?
Which of the following will raise your diabetes blood sugar numbers the fastest?
- Low-fat yogurt
- Mashed Potatoes
High diabetes blood sugar levels can make you:
- Fidgety and Overactive
- Gain Weight
- Have to pee a lot
Does someone with diabetes have to test their diabetes blood sugar numbers every day?
- It depends
How does cigarette/cigar smoking affect the blood sugar?
- Raises it
- Lowers it
- It doesn’t
How does smoking marijuana affect diabetes blood sugar numbers?
- Raises it
- Lowers it
- The Jury is still out
What part of your body stores excess glucose?
- Belly Fat
Does stress have an effect on your diabetes blood sugar numbers?
Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause multiple health problems including:
- Hair Loss
- Gum Disease
- Weight gain
Sugar is the main source of energy for all cells in your body. As food is digested, some of it is converted into sugar, which gets absorbed into your blood, and delivered to your cells. Blood Glucose Level refers to the amount of glucose in your blood, which is why doctors and diabetics have to prick the finger to draw a small amount of blood to test.
Basically this means an excess of glucose in the bloodstream, often associated with diabetes. Hypoglycemia is when your blood glucose gets too low. Neither is beneficial for your body, and both can lead to major health issues.
Although a single night’s sleep will not normally mean you will have diabetes in the morning, however your body uses glucose faster in certain parts of the sleep cycle. So if you sleep poorly, over time, it is possible that you may be at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Your doctor will be interested in your “fasting” blood sugar since that is one way he/she can tell how well your body uses glucose. If it is over 100, it is best to get checked by your doctor to make sure.
Without sufficient blood glucose, the brain cannot think straight. Having too low blood glucose is very dangerous. If you are diabetic and this happens, you may not realize you are in danger, and if the level gets too low you could get confused, have seizures, or even slip into a coma. That is why it is a good idea to monitor your blood glucose level (especially for the first couple of months after starting a new treatment) and have something around to help bump up your level in case of this problem.
6. Mashed Potatoes.
Because they are loaded with carbs, boost your blood sugar. Protein, fat, and fiber offset the effects of carbs. The glycemic index (GI) scores foods by how fast they raise your blood sugar. A thorough diabetes food list should probably show at least the approximate score of the foods listed.
7. Have to pee a lot.
It is the kidneys that are the blood janitors in your body, and when your level gets high, the kidney tries to get rid of it by making more urine. Because of this, you may also experience dry mouth or feel thirsty.
8. It depends.
Many factors play into this question. Some type 1 diabetics must test their blood glucose on a continuous basis. A type 2 diabetic patient will likely be told how often to test their blood glucose level depending on a combination of any of these factors; current level, any medication being taken, if they just started a new treatment, how long have they been diagnosed, overall health, amount of recent exercise.
Nicotine change some chemical processes in your cells so they don’t respond to insulin. So if you are taking insulin it could raise the resistance of insulin absorption in your blood (blood sugar goes down). If you are not taking insulin you are not in the clear either, as your cells will have a more difficult time using the sugar in your blood (blood sugar goes up).
10. The Jury is still out.
Studies have been completed in this area with mostly a positive outlook. However I could not find clear enough information to logically endorse one or the other answers to the question. I will continue to research this area so I can provide a better answer.
After the body uses what it needs after a meal, your liver takes the leftover glucose and turns it into glycogen and then stores it. If your blood sugar level falls, your liver can turn the glycogen back into glucose and release it to your blood. In effect, the blood glucose manager for the body.
Worry or stress can make your “fight or flight” response trigger and fill your blood stream flood with hormones that help get your cells fired up. If the stress lessens the hormones are dialed back, but if the stress continues your body may stay in a higher state of fired up, and the blood sugar levels also stay high.
13. Gum Disease.
You are more likely to have teeth and gum problems if you have poorly controlled blood sugar. Of course, there are multiple other negative side effects of poorly controlled blood sugar as well.
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