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The Highs And Lows Of Blood Glucose: What Everyone With Diabetes Should Know

Checking your blood glucose can be frustrating—if your numbers are too low, too high, or you are not sure what the numbers mean, your meter can start to feel like your worst enemy. high blood glucose How high is too high? Generally a blood glucose reading above 250 mg/dL is too high, especially if you have more than one reading at this level. Symptoms of high blood glucose For many people, the symptoms feel the same as they did before they were diagnosed. Others have no symptoms at that level. Some common symptoms are: Feeling tired and sleepy Feeling groggy and not able to think clearly Dry mouth, thirst and dry, itchy skin Urinating more often. Blurred vision Headache Nausea and vomiting What to do? It is easy to get dehydrated when your blood glucose is too high. Drinking extra water can help to flush the extra glucose out of your body. Exercise may help to lower your glucose level but can be hard or unsafe to do when you are feeling tired and groggy. If you take a rapid-acting form of insulin, ask your healthcare professional about a correction dose of insulin that you can take at those times. If your blood glucose stays at that level for more than a day, call your healthcare Continue reading >>

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  1. mem5610

    I SWEAR,MY DIABETES IS THE .i got up this morning feeling like i just had an all you can eat in a sugar plant!i tested my sugar with 3 different meters and 6 different fingers.and my ranger was 90-121Mgd.i dont want to take anymore insulin than what i needed cause of the readings,but i also go on how i feel as well.i called my dr and she said that i should go with what im doing and if i get worse,call her back. any ideas what might be wrong?

  2. KwiteKontrarie

    My son has also had "felt" high, but was really low, or "felt" low, but was really high. Thankfully, he's testing faithfully now that he's discovered that he really can't tell one way, or the other, very consistently.
    I'm sorry you're feeling so lousy when your sugars are looking so good. Have you looked into other reasons for feeling so bad? Something you ate not sit well with you? Coming down with an illness? Poor night's sleep maybe? Allergies to something?
    Do you keep a food diary? My son doesn't, but it's not a bad idea. Sometimes keeping some kind of journal of your meals, sugars, and sleep patterns, etc. could help your doctor (or you!) figure out what triggers a bad day for you. I understand being resistant to it. I'm suppose to keep a "headache diary" for my neurosurgeon, but I don't. I'm not having enough trouble to warrant it.
    ~Mary

  3. ln3158

    To monitor your blood sugars is very important when you have diabetes. High bs causes symptoms that you do not have control. When my blood sugar was high I felt nauseous and ate everything in site. Now I eat healthy and my bs has been normal. Too many carbs can cause one not to feel well. Monitor bs often, probably once before each meal and at bed time. Then you will know how you diabetes is definitely doing.

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