A 32-year-old male asked:
loved one recently diagnosed with diabetes. glucose sometime 140s or 160s, sometimes 120s. above what level is dangerous? using glucophage (metformin) to help.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stanley Schwartz answered
52 years experience Endocrinology
Semantics!: Dangerous - any numbers out of normal can damage tissue so goal is 90-120ish am, <150 later in day acutely dangerous , ie : go to er >350 with symptoms glucophage fine, if brings patient to goal- don't forget diet!- avoid simple sugars.
Answered on Feb 22, 2013
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