How High Is Too High Blood Sugar

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Do You Know The Difference Between High Blood Sugar And Low Blood Sugar?

If you have diabetes, you may experience high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) from time to time. Learning how to recognize and manage high and low blood sugar levels can help you avoid medical emergencies and help you control your diabetes better. It’s important to check your blood glucose levels as recommended by your doctor to determine if your blood sugar is within your target range. High blood sugar occurs when the sugar, or glucose level in your blood rises above normal. A number of things can cause you to have high blood sugar. If you have type 1 diabetes, you may have given yourself a lower amount of insulin than your doctor recommended. If you have type 2, your body may have enough insulin, but it’s not as effective as it should be. Other causes attributed to high blood sugars are: Overeating Not exercising enough Missing medicines High stress levels Illness High blood sugar usually develops slowly over a period of hours, but may rise quickly if overeating simple sugars, such as dessert-type foods. Low blood sugar occurs when the sugar (glucose) level in your blood drops below what your body needs. This can be caused by any nu Continue reading >>

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  1. hairbear68

    what is too high

    my friends husband it a type 2 he runs about 125 on his meter .his wife like too do his readings …one day she decided too take her reading it was 258 so she went too the er too have it checked .they said if its not over 600 not too even go in so what is too high and you need too see your doctor or goto the er too get med too get it down ?

  2. Karyn Seiders

    Everyone has great advice on how to deal with BS highs. My sugars hover around 200 in the mornings due to the dawn thing. I was told at the beginning to drink lots of water to flush out excess sugar, take my insulin, get some exercise. So, I do and it goes down. The holidays are about the only thing that makes it go up really high anymore.

  3. Littlesister56

    Hairbear68- Your friend should go see her GP and have a A1c test done if another BS reading is high, I hope she had clean dry hands prior to testing and test before a meal and two hrs after to get an idea if it was a fluke or not. She may have had something on her finger etc. @50+ is high if it is a legit BS reading, and needs further checking. You definitely cannot ignore it, and the ER was a bit much in my opinion but I guess she got scared.

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