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High Blood Sugar (hyperglycemia) In Diabetes

What is high blood sugar? High blood sugar means that the level of sugar in your blood is higher than recommended for you. If you don’t keep your blood sugar at a normal, healthy level most of the time, you will increase your risk of heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney problems, and loss of vision. The medical term for high blood sugar is hyperglycemia. Blood sugar is also called blood glucose. What is the cause? Blood sugar that stays high is the main problem of diabetes. Your body breaks down some of the foods you eat into sugar. Normally the hormone insulin moves this sugar into your cells, where your body uses it for energy. In diabetes the insulin is not moving the sugar into the cells, so it builds up in the bloodstream and starts to cause problems. Sometimes you may have high blood sugar even though you are taking diabetes medicine. This can happen for many reasons but it always means that your diabetes is not in good control. Some reasons why your sugar might go too high are: Skipping your diabetes medicine Not taking the right amount of diabetes medicine Taking certain medicines that increase your blood sugar or make your blood sugar medicines work less well T Continue reading >>

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    I was just got told my blood sugar was 380, My dialysis nurse said it had been over 300 for four months. I was not diabetic, looks like I am now. Isnt that a long time to wait before you treat someone when thier blood sugar is that high?

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    How often do you have blood drawn? Was your last blood test drawn after fasting or right after you'd eaten?

    Typically when a high blood sugar is noted on a lab test, it is a good idea to repeat the test on a different day to see if it's still high. It's best if blood sugar is measured when someone hasn't eaten for at least 8 hours because food, especially high carbohydrate meals can affect blood sugar levels. According to the American Diabetes Association a random blood sugar test result over 200 indicates diabetes if other symptoms are present. Do you have other diabetes symptoms? - http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-symptoms.jsp
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    I have not been told yet I am diabetic, as a matter of fact my A1c test came back normal(5%). For a week now I have been checking my blood sugar every morning and every evening, In the mornings it runs between 350-380, in the evening between 210-260. Is there anything other than diabetis that could make my blood sugar run that high?[/b]

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