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# Blood Sugar Is 400

## Calculating Insulin Dose

You'll need to calculate some of your insulin doses. You'll also need to know some basic things about insulin. For example, 40-50% of the total daily insulin dose is to replace insulin overnight. Your provider will prescribe an insulin dose regimen for you; however, you still need to calculate some of your insulin doses. Your insulin dose regimen provides formulas that allow you to calculate how much bolus insulin to take at meals and snacks, or to correct high blood sugars. In this section, you will find: First, some basic things to know about insulin: Approximately 40-50% of the total daily insulin dose is to replace insulin overnight, when you are fasting and between meals. This is called background or basal insulin replacement. The basal or background insulin dose usually is constant from day to day. The other 50-60% of the total daily insulin dose is for carbohydrate coverage (food) and high blood sugar correction. This is called the bolus insulin replacement. Bolus – Carbohydrate coverage The bolus dose for food coverage is prescribed as an insulin to carbohydrate ratio. The insulin to carbohydrate ratio represents how many grams of carbohydrate are covered or disposed of b Continue reading >>

1. joannqn

##### Dad in ICU...blood sugar over 400

My dad recently needed new glasses. Then he started posting on FB on how he was drinking a gallon and a half and still thirsty. He wasn't sleeping well, getting up to pee and drink more at night, stuff like that. Then he complained of metallic taste in his mouth and nothing would make it go away. He'd had orange juice, chocolate milk, milk, coffee, tons of ice water, coke, dr. pepper, etc. all before noon.
I told him he had symptoms of diabetes and needed to see the doctor. Shockingly (truly it was a shock to find out), he listened and went to an urgent care clinic (no job, no insurance). They put him in an ambulance and shipped him off to the hospital where he was admitted to ICU.
All I know is what my aunt just told me. Sugar over 400. Acid in the blood. Numbers low. I know he has diabetes and they are monitoring him overnight, and he may be sent home tomorrow. My aunt is aware that she has to change the way she cooks and it sounds like she is willing to google and learn.
Can you who know about diabetes explain how bad 400 is? What is acid in the blood? And what numbers being low might she be talking about?

2. KnitWit

I do not know the answers to your questions...just wanted to give you a
I know that our bodies need to be alkaline, not acidic. Acidic is the atmosphere for disease growth. It can be changed via diet.

3. besroma

I can't answer your questions, but hope he is doing better soon.