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A 29-year-old member asked:

At what blood sugar level should i go to e.r.?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Don't treat numbers: If your physician has not given you a specific number (which would be very high), don't visit the er unless you know you are seriously sick. Your physician has told you how to detect ketoacidosis, nonketotic hyperglycemia, and problematic hypoglycemia (it's most important you learn to manage this last one on your own.).

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Would a pre-diabetic person go back to a normal blood sugar level?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes but it takes har: Diabetes can be reversed as long as it is in the prediabetes stage. But it requires a lot of effort to make lifestyle changes. This would include getting the weight down to a healthy level...Losing 5-10% of body weight is required. This can be done with reduction in caloric intake(eating less) and exercising daily for minimum of 30 minutes. More than half of the folks can bring down their sugar.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my mother recently got a blood sugar level of 280. what's going on?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
She's diabetic: Hi. No escaping that one. If her blood sugar is 280, she IS diabetic. She should eat healthily and exercise regularly (she may not feel like exercising until it's better controlled). Her doc will put her on appropriate medicine (or refer her to someone familiar with treating diabetes). There are great drugs out there now. She should control it tightly for life to prevent complications.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What should I do when blood sugar goes down to 26?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Need sugar: I assume you are a diabetic on medication that causes low sugars (insulin, sulfonylureas). Sugars this low are emergencies and require eating sugar (sugar tabs, fruit juice, regular soda). If the person is unable to eat, you need to call 911 or give glucagon injection. The cause for the low sugar then needs to be determined and avoided. If you are not diabetic, this test was likely an error.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes your blood sugar to go up?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
FOOD,DIABETES: In people who are not diabetics the blood sugar level goes up after eating especially food high in carbohydrates, which is normal and in patients with type 1 diabetes the blood sugar goes up due to lack of Insulin in type 2 diabetics blood sugar goes up due to combination of lack of Insulin and insulon resistance.

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