Blood Sugar Drops When Consuming Cassava?

Tonight, I’m a 33-year-old man, yesterday I drank sweet tea and cupped I checked the blood sugar results are 315mg, the next day I reduce sugar and exercise 10 minutes I check again the blood sugar results are 175, that’s after consuming cassava, according to the doctor is normal or there are problems that leading to DM, before that I thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Sulfur Boss,

Hyperglycemia is a condition of blood sugar levels above normal. Hyperglycemia is most often associated with diabetes mellitus. Apart from diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia can also occur after overeating (especially sugary foods), excessive exercise, sepsis (severe infection of the whole body).

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder arising from lack of insulin production (type II DM) or no insulin production at all (type I DM) by pancreatic beta cells. The hormone insulin functions in the process of breaking down carbohydrates from the food we eat into sugars that can be used and enter the body's cells. Sugar for cells is useful in producing energy for the survival of the body's cells. Insulin levels that are lacking or absent make sugar in the blood unable to enter cells, consequently cells are always "hungry" and blood sugar levels remain high.

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by classic symptoms which are:

 Polydipsia - excessive thirst, drink a lot but continue to thirst Polyphagia - excessive hunger, eat a lot but keep hungry Polyuria - frequent urination Type I diabetes mellitus is commonly found when patients are <30 years old. Type I DM arises because of permanent damage to pancreatic cells, which causes very little / no insulin produced so that the process of sugar / glucose metabolism is bad - hyperglycemia. Type I DM patients need to get insulin injected from outside to survive. Type II diabetes mellitus generally occurs at age> 30 years. The contributing factor is the interaction between genetic and environmental factors (lifestyle, smoking, obesity).

Criteria for the diagnosis of type II diabetes mellitus are as follows:

 Fasting blood sugar> 126 mg / dl Post prandial blood sugar 2 hours (after meals) or glucose tolerance test> 200 mg / dl Blood sugar> 200 mg / dl in patients showing classic symptoms of diabetes mellitus Additional tests such as HbA1c levels > 6.5 can also help the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. The examination needs to be done in a clinical laboratory. Some blood tests need to be done with fasting in advance 6-8 hours. Routine screening at least once every 3 years even without symptoms of diabetes mellitus is recommended for people who are obese, age> 45 years, history of prediabetes, history of hypertension, history of high blood cholesterol, family history of diabetes mellitus, history of childbirth> 4,000 grams, suffering from PCOS.

Management of diabetes mellitus includes:

 Diet Exercise regularly at least 30 minutes / day Lose weight to ideal body weight Drugs for lowering blood sugar taken Insulin injected Modification of diet, weight loss, exercise, and physical activity is the first-line therapy in patients with mild hyperglycemia. If dietary modifications and physical activity are not able to reduce blood sugar or in cases of hyperglycemia with typical symptoms of diabetes mellitus or in severe hyperglycemia, blood sugar-lowering drugs or insulin injection are needed. Blood sugar monitoring needs to be done regularly on people with diabetes mellitus, can not stop just checking it once, because often diabetes mellitus also does not cause any symptoms until eventually an organ disorder (complication) arises. Therapy and monitoring of blood sugar can slow the occurrence of complications such as kidney disorders, eye disorders, disorders of the skin, digestive disorders, nerve disorders in patients with diabetes mellitus.

In your case, check sugar> 315 mg / dl for blood sugar when hyperglycemia is included. If you experience classic symptoms of diabetes, you can say you have diabetes mellitus. However, it is worth checking blood sugar in a clinical laboratory (with blood taken from veins) for fasting blood sugar and blood sugar 2 hours post prandially, to see whether the results of the examination are also high. Because occasional hyperglycemia (which occurs only on one examination only) can be caused by stress factors, the disease being suffered, overeating.

Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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