What To Do If Blood Sugar Is Over 400

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My Blood Sugar Is Over 400 What To Do?

If you are suffering diabetes, your doctor may recommend you the target for blood sugar levels and to treat high blood sugar. Guidelines for Mild to Moderately High Blood Sugar Levels Go through the following steps if blood sugar is crossing the target range recommended by the doctor, for instance, above 200 mg/dL for more than two readings. If you have missed the usual dose of diabetes medications, get the missed d If doctor has prescribed a dose of insulin as per the sugar level, give the proper dose. If you are failed to do this, call the doctor. If doctor has advised to test for ketones, do this. If the result is showing moderate to huge amount of ketones, call the doctor. Wait for 30 minutes after giving missed medicine or extra insulin. Check blood sugar level once more. Extra liquids are required to replace fluids which are lost through urine. It is better to take sugar-free drinks or water. If high blood sugar symptoms go even more severe and blood sugar level keeps on rising, call the doctor immediately. If the blood sugar level of your child keeps on rising, i.e. up to 240 mg/dL, and if they start getting unconscious or feeling drowsy, take her to the emergency room or ca Continue reading >>

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  1. Oldcollector

    Blood Sugar 400+ need advice

    Hi All,
    Over the past week end my bs rose to 485,now that was scary.
    I finally got to talk to the RN who is helping me (LOL). She said if it doesn't stay that high for at least 48* then it is not going to hurt anything.
    What do you all think? Thatseems very high to me,but I do know it can go much higher.
    How high be4 you go to ER or contact DR? Am I just being a baby?
    Thanks & I try to read all of this site I just wish I had answers for the new ones.

  2. Spike

    nurse is clueless.
    You are NOT being a baby--you have every right to be worried. Talk to another medical professional ASAP.
    Ketoacidosis occurs rarely in people with type 2 diabetes. But some people -- especially older people -- with type 2 diabetes may experience a different serious condition. It's called hyperosmolar nonketotic coma" thats on the ADA site.

  3. messenger

    hello ruthann
    spike is bang on right, do what he says.

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