What Is Considered A Dangerous Level For Blood Sugar?

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Hyperglycaemia (high Blood Sugar)

Hyperglycaemia is the medical term for a high blood sugar (glucose) level. It's a common problem for people with diabetes. It can affect people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as pregnant women with gestational diabetes. It can occasionally affect people who don't have diabetes, but usually only people who are seriously ill, such as those who have recently had a stroke or heart attack, or have a severe infection. Hyperglycaemia shouldn't be confused with hypoglycaemia, which is when a person's blood sugar level drops too low. This information focuses on hyperglycaemia in people with diabetes. Is hyperglycaemia serious? The aim of diabetes treatment is to keep blood sugar levels as near to normal as possible. But if you have diabetes, no matter how careful you are, you're likely to experience hyperglycaemia at some point. It's important to be able to recognise and treat hyperglycaemia, as it can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Occasional mild episodes aren't usually a cause for concern and can be treated quite easily or may return to normal on their own. However, hyperglycaemia can be potentially dangerous if blood sugar levels become very high o 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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