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|Blood Interpretation - Fasting Glucose|
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(normal range is 80 - 100; ideal range is 65-85)
Glucose is very acidic. This is why diabetics have a tendency towards acidosis. The whole system surrounding how our bodies utilize glucose as well as the organs that participate in that utilization, is quite involved.
If glucose is elevated, consider the following:
Other disease processes/conditions that may elevate glucose include: infections (if WBC count is >18,000), chronic renal disease, hyperthyroid, hyper function of the adrenals (Cushing's disease), MI, occasionally pregnancy, inflammatory bowel conditions, asthma, pancreatitis, brain trauma, severe trauma of any sort, convulsions, severe liver disease, and the first 24 hours after a severe burn.
Drugs that may also cause one's serum glucose levels to elevate include: ACTH, corticosteroids, epinephrine,
furosamide, thiazides, phenytoin.
The following nutritional agents may be considered for those with an elevated serum glucose:
fatty acids may help. (FirstLine® Therapy Diet)
independently from the action of insulin.
UltraGlycemX - follow modified step program in Blood Sugar Section
MetaGlycemX - 1-2 tablets twice daily
Fenugreek Plus - 2 tablets daily in-between meals
If glucose is low, consider the following:
150). LDH activity represents the active exchange of chloride with glucose and glucose with zinc and
sodium (glycolysis), therefore, LDH activity is associated with pancreatic function and glucose metabolism.
ratio of greater than .03 is presumptive of insulinoma.
on a GTT has also been seen with hypothyroidism and pituitary insufficiency, addison's disease (with a concurrent decreased sodium and increased potassium)
Other conditions may cause a low, fasting glucose including: Protein malnutrition, occasionally pregnancy, hypoadrenia, hypochlorhydria, and liver disease (destruction or insufficiency), certain types of heavy metal burdens.
Several medications may also cause low blood glucose levels including: Acetohexamine allopurinol, aminosalicylic acid, amodiaquine amphotericin B, steroids, androgens, choorpropamide, cyclophosphamide, desipramine, erythroycin, glycopyrrolate, haloperidol, halothane, hydrazine, imipramine, indomethacin, isoniazid, lincomycin, MAO inhibitors, mercaptopurine, metaxalone, methoxsalen, methoxyflurane, methyldopa, methly-thiouracil, nicotinic acid, nitrofurantoin, novobiocin, oleandomycin, oxazepam, oxyphenbutazone, paraldehyde, paramethadione, phenacemide, phenacetin, phenothiazines, phenybutazone, progestins and estrogens, propranolol, propylthiouracil, quinacrine, sulfonamides, tetracyclines thiosemicarbazones thiothixene, tolazamide, trimethadione, uracil.
The following nutritional agents may be considered for those who exhibit low serum
be contraindicated. Refined carbs should be stopped, and fresh, raw fruits such as berries and leafy
green vegetables should be a staple. If digestive problems are present, limit lean meat to 4 to 6 ounces per day.
One may need to run a Reinch test (hair mineral analysis for toxic, heavy metals). Some studies implicate heavy
metals has a contributing factor in dysglycemic conditions.
Fasting blood glucose is generally able to identify (initial) hyperglycemic conditions, although in hypoglycemia, the blood glucose is often not below homeostatic ranges. A 5 to 6 hour glucose tolerance test (GTT) can be performed to identify reactive hypoglycemia. One must note that within that test that can be quite symptomatic
for the patient being tested, that a GTT value of 15 points or more below the fasting level is indicative of reactive
Those diabetic patients (Type I - insulin dependant or Type II) need to be monitored with a test called glycohemoglobin
A-1C. This test will tell us what the patient's blood sugar levels are averaging over a period of 4 to 8 weeks.
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