Blood sugar levels

Causes of high blood sugar

Hyperglycaemia is the medical name for when your blood sugar (glucose) levels rise temporarily. Hypoglycaemia is the complete opposite, and when you have low blood sugar levels. As you may be aware glucose comes from the majority of foods, and there are certain chemicals that are able to produce glucose in both the liver and […]

Normal blood sugar levels

Your blood sugar levels can best be described as the amount of glucose (or sugar) that is present in the blood. It is often referred to as the plasma glucose level and is typically expressed in millimoles per litre (mmol/l). You will find that normal blood sugar levels stay within an extremely narrow limit throughout […]

Low blood sugar levels

Individuals who suffer from low hypoglycemia (blood sugar levels) are typically diagnosed as being hypoglycemic. Low blood sugar symptoms can begin to manifest when blood sugar levels fall below normal. These symptoms can vary depending on how low the blood sugar is. Normal blood sugar levels are between 70 – 110 mg/dl. It is important […]

Liquid glucose

Glucose, a simple sugar or monosaccharide, is an important source of energy and for metabolic reactions in living beings. It is the end product of carbohydrate digestion, and is carried by the blood to the different cells of the body in order to release energy through oxidation. Liquid glucose, also known as glucose syrup, is […]

High blood sugar symptoms

High blood sugar is a condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are many symptoms associated with the condition but a lot of them are associated with other health issues as well. High blood sugar can lead to other serious issues or it could be caused by a serious condition such as diabetes so […]

Low blood sugar symptoms

Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is critical for one’s health. Every cell in the body needs glucose for energy production. Having too much blood sugar circulating through your system can lead to the development of a disease called diabetes and damage to internal organs. People who have problems with low blood sugar levels are said […]

Impaired glucose tolerance

Impaired glucose tolerance is when the blood sugar level, or the glucose level is higher than normal, but not as high as to be counted as diabetes. It is considered as the preliminary stage of type 2 diabetes. Impaired glucose tolerance can be found in one in every four adults in America. There is a […]

Blood sugar monitor

People who have diabetes need to keep their blood sugar levels steady throughout the day. Diabetics typically use a blood sugar monitor to accomplish keeping track of what there sugar level is throughout the day. There is no other way to determine what your blood sugar levels are without a blood sugar monitor, unless you […]

Glucose meters

Having diabetes can mean that you are constantly in need of monitoring your blood glucose levels. One way of making sure your glucose levels are at the appropriate level is by using a glucose meter. If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor may have instructed you to get a glucose meter to […]