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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do i know if my blood sugar high or low?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Lab testing: Fasting blood sugars can be obtained in a lab after an 8-12 hour fast. Post-prandial blood sugars are those which are obtained about 2 hours from the last meal or with a glucose tolerance test.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does a diabetic know when his or her blood sugar is too high or low?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Diabetic: I prefer the term "diabetes". You will only know if your blood sugar is too high or low by checking your blood sugar. Much more information is needed before anything meaningful can be answered. What is your weight, diet, food and sweet intake,alcohol consumption, etc?
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why would it be that my blood sugar is so high before dinner?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Many possible: Reasons. Since i don't know what you mean by high, i'm going to assume that you're eating too much food or not taking an appropriate dose of medication. This needs to be discussed w/your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can you feel when your blood sugar is high?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It depends: There are varying degrees of high blood sugar. When it is moderately high, you may feel fine other than some weakness etc and more frequent urination. If it is very high it can lead to a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis where can cause dehydration, kidney failure and death if not treated in a timely manner.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What should you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Your doctor can help: You need medical attention in case your blood sugar is high as it requires treatment to control the high sugar. If you are not known to be a diabetic, you will need to start treatment for it. In case you already have diabetes, then you know the answers as to how to seek medical help and get medication to control the sugar.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How low is too low when it comes to your blood sugar?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
You don't have it: In addition, in my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of true hypoglycemia except after therapy for diabetes, or in cancer, liver or kidney disease, prior GI surgery etc. If you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia.
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