Jessie Patric

When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High or Too Low

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to keep your blood sugar in the range your doctor has advised, it can be too high or too low. Blood sugar that is too high or too low can make you very sick. Here’s how to handle these emergencies. What You Need to Know about…

Blood Glucose Test: Preparation, Procedure, and More

A blood glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose, a type of simple sugar, is your body’s main source of energy. Your body converts the carbohydrates you eat into glucose. Glucose testing is primarily done for people with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a condition…

Is 3.7 too low for blood glucose?

Most people have hypoglycemic feelings when under 3.9 mmol/L ( 70 mg/dl ). A diabetic must be concerned about low glucose levels because a diabetic often injects insulin or takes medication to lower their blood glucose and as the cannot reduce a dose after it has been injected or swallowed, lowering glucose levels can be…

Blood Test Results – Your Complete Guide to Understanding Numbers

If you’re like most of my patients, you’ve probably looked over the alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations in your blood test results and wondered what it all means. So to empower my readers, here is a simplified guide to understanding your blood test results. If you’re interested in playing a more active…