What Is A High Sugar Level?

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Signs & Symptoms Of High Sugar Level In The Blood

Glucose--or blood sugar--is the main source of energy in the human body. When blood sugar levels are too high, it is a sign your body is not using the sugar properly, according to the National Library of Medicine. A high blood sugar level, called hyperglycemia, often develops in people who have diabetes, although it can develop independent of that condition as well. Your blood sugar level can be determined with a simple blood test. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a high sugar level in the blood may help you head off any potential health problems that could result. Video of the Day Excessive hunger is often a sign of a high blood sugar level, according to the American Diabetes Association. People with hyperglycemia may be constantly or frequently hungry despite eating regularly. An excessive thirst that is difficult to quench is another sign that your blood sugar level is too high, according to the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard University. You may constantly be thirsty despite an adequate fluid intake. In conjunction, you may also notice an increase in your urine output. When blood sugar levels are too high, you can also develop a dry mouth, Joslin Diabetes Center reports. A d Continue reading >>

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  1. Samson

    High Morning Blood Sugar

    I have had my blood sugar running over 300 in the morning for a couple of months. I am taking Novolog Mix 70/30 80 units twice daily. I take Metformin 500 mg four tablets a day. The endocrine doctor just took me off Actos and Glyburide. And I also take Byetta 10 micrograms tiwce a day.The year before, I had my blood sugar under cotrol. But recently about a half year later, it started getting over 200 in the morning. So, I went the a diabetes specialist as the local American Diabetes Associaiton had recommended. I am not sure if it is alright to have a 300 blood sugar in the morning before breakfast? I know around 200, one doctor had my blood sugar tested and it was 400 and he told me I needed to go to the physician for diabetes. Maybe I am distrustful of the MD's because one doctor's atypical anticpsychotics had brought on my diabetic condtion. I am on Medicare and Medicare QMB and the drug coverage part D; so I am really not sure if the diabetes specialist is just giving me hate for the government? Or if they just take their sweet old time raising my insulin doses?
    The Diabetes education I received at the specialist was helpful to me. Those little letter "I"'s opening my cell doors to lete in my blood suger, to build up my energy and also keep my blood sugar concentration down. I was in grad school for science-nothing to do with medicine! But my first informational program about my diabetes was a few years back on LARRY KING LIVE where they had on celebrities with diabetes and that one older woman actress from TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL who my mom liked. She said DIABETES IS NOT A DEATH SENTANCE IF YOU MANAGE IT CORRECTLY! But ultimately, the diabetes educaiton center told me much more. When the doctor first diagnosed my Type II Diabetes, he did not even tell me to go out and get a blood sugar meter. I got my first meter from the diabetes supply commericial on TV with Walter Brimley. I ordered a meter that BB King endorsed since it permitted me to test myself on my arm istead of my fingers. i have sensitive fingers like BB King. I pick up bits and pieces on my condtion. And I do what I think I can do. I did not know until I spoke to two dieticians that I could have a medium cookie every day, frink milk and have occasional ice cream. Taling to specialists helped me. The father of a former friend named Dick got diabetes in his old age. And she said he lost his legs one at a time and then his kidneys failed and he died! How horrifying! I would plainly rather drop dead of a heart attack than die such a grusome death. She said Dick kept on eating sugar candy and those Polish sausages!

  2. Betty48

    what are you eatting at nights? Thats what happen to me when i eat the wronge thing at night and don't take my metformin and some others before bed. I eat the wronge food plus to much of it at night.

  3. Lloyd

    to DD
    High blood glucose in the morning is what is known as Dawn Phenomenon.
    You can read about it here:

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