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What Is Considered A Dangerous Level For Blood Sugar?

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Blood Sugar Level Chart And Information

A - A + Main Document Quote: "A number of medical studies have shown a dramatic relationship between elevated blood sugar levels and insulin resistance in people who are not very active on a daily or regular basis." A doctor might order a test of the sugar level in a person's blood if there is a concern that they may have diabetes, or have a sugar level that is either too low or too high. The test, which is also called a check of blood sugar, blood glucose, fasting blood sugar, fasting plasma glucose, or fasting blood glucose, indicates how much glucose is present is present in a person's blood. When a person eats carbohydrates, such as pasta, bread or fruit, their body converts the carbohydrates to sugar - also referred to as glucose. Glucose travels through the blood to supply energy to the cells, to include muscle and brain cells, as well as to organs. Blood sugar levels usually fluctuate depending upon what a person eats and how long it has been since they last ate. However; consistent or extremely low levels of glucose in a person's blood might cause symptoms such as: Anxiety Sweating Dizziness Confusion Nervousness Warning signs of dangerously high levels of blood sugar inclu Continue reading >>

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  1. Shruti Padmanabhan

    If it is consistently higher, yes, it is a cause of worry. Our fasting sugar levels must be close to 85 mg/dl. Anything above 85 increases risks of health complications. For example, a fasting blood sugar consistently above 85 mg/dl increases your risk of cardiovascular diseases by almost 60%!

  2. Nathan Green

    Technically fasting blood sugar over 90 is bad for you. Between 100 and 125 is considered pre-diabetes (Joslin Diabetes Center) and is definitely a problem. Your odds of developing type 2 diabetes is substantially increased at this point. Your 15 year risk is probably at least 25%, possibly much higher.

  3. Lily Kiswani

    Please click on the link . This blog provides all the details. Yes, a fasting level above 85 is associated with risk of complications.

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