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What could happen if your blood glucose levels get too high?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Diabetes: Chronically high blood glucose is the cause of diabetes.
Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Diabetology 29 years experience
Coma: Severe hyperglycemia can leave to coma and in it's worst case scenario even death.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many consequences: You can get dehydrated with very high blood sugar. This can lead to fatigue, dizziness, confusion... At high enough number, you can get very confused, go into coma and if not treated correctly and timely, death can occur. The first thing to do if your bs start climbing is to start drinking water, then seek help (call physician...).

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a persons blood glucose level to get as high as 3000?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Possible: It is possible, but that person would be in a coma and very sick.
A 36-year-old member asked:

My blood glucose is low. How can I get it to normal levels?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
How low?: What is you definition of low? Normal blood sugars go between 70 and 100 before meals. At times they can be in the 60s and still be normal. Below 60 is truly low. Have you been measuring your sugar or do you simply feel like your sugar is low? It is very rare for people not on glucose lowering meds to have truly low sugars. It requires further evaluation of Insulin production in that case.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you please define high blood glucose level?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Anything above norma: Anything above normal. Diabetes is diagnosed by a glucose above 200 at any time or situation; a fasting (no food for 8 hours or more) greater than 100; a two hour post-meal glucose greater than 130-140. All of these are blood drawn in a lab, not finger sticks. An hba1c test of 6.5 or greater is also diagnostic for diabetes. For more info go to diabetes.Org.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Do some people fidget more when their blood glucose levels are high?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Usually not: People with low blood glucose level may become anxious and fidget more. Elevated glucose levels are not likely to be associated with being fidgety.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 26 years experience
As a definition -yes: Consistently elevated blood sugar levels do indicate diabetes. If your overweight/obese, gained weight recently, have family history of diabetes, you are at increased risk - you need to see your family doctor for some fasting lab work - where they will check fasting blood sugar along with possibly a hemoglobin a1c% - which gives an idea what your average blood sugars have been for the last 3-4 mo.

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