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Measures to reduce blood glucose levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How can I reduce blood glucose level overnight?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello.
User :   Are you a real Doctor?
Doctor :   May i know why you
Doctor :   would like to do such a thing?
Doctor :   I am DrXXX
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
User :   Sure. Doctor, my name is XXXXXXXX and I have just taken a blood test to join the XXX . They say they tolerate blood glucose level of up to 106. Mine was 107, just one point off.
User :   I am taking the test tomorrow again. How can I ensure that the blood glucose level is lower? I am worried as this is the only thing that is keeping me from getting my dream career.
Doctor :   I was not aware that the standards are set so low!
Doctor :   Anyway
Doctor :   all one has to do is
Doctor :   skip the dinner, & have low calorie diet
Doctor :   a day before the
User :   I had dinner about three hours ago. Had salad and steak.
Doctor :   test
User :   I cut-off all carbohydrates and sugars.
Doctor :   Steak! Well that ia high calorie /fat
Doctor :   Go for a long jog
Doctor :   tomorrow morning
Doctor :   before you give the sample
User :   How about cranberry juice?
User :   I heard from some people that it helps.
User :   Or drinking lots of water?
Doctor :   Cranberry juice as of I know is given for preventing Urinary Tract infecton
Doctor :   Any juice contain
Doctor :   sugars
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   lots of water will dilute
Doctor :   your blood
Doctor :   such that all parameters in blood are low in concentration
User :   I think I will try that.
User :   Do you think I can bring it down by a point?
Doctor :   Do thy conduct aPhysical test after that?
User :   On the night before my test, I ate lots of potatoes and had two large steaks. And at night I drank gatorade, power drink.
Doctor :   Yes definitely you can
User :   They did today, but tomorrow will only be the blood test.
User :   By my previous sentence I was referring to the night before this morning's test.
Doctor :   There it is, you know the reason why your levels crossed the limit!
Doctor :   You should have come on the chat just before consuming the steak
User :   Doctor, you think that by having eaten a salad three hours ago, with small stripes of steak (not too much), might mean that the result tomorrow will be different?
Doctor :   not too much? Then you are safe
Doctor :   It will be lower tomorrow
Doctor :   The potatoes are missing this time
User :   That is probably the determinant of high glucose, I suppose?
Doctor :   they are nothing but lots of carbohydrates
Doctor :   Yes, also the steaks
Doctor :   Salad is supposed to save you
Doctor :   Lets see
Doctor :   You have some good reducing strategies now, use them
Doctor :   Good luck
User :   Thanks!
User :   Feeling confident now.
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