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A 35-year-old member asked:

how risky is it for my blood glucose level to be in the 500's?

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Dr. Milind Ambe
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Extremely dangerous: A blood glucose level this high could be very dangerous, and it could send you into a state called diabetic ketoacidosis with a blood glucose level this high, one should see immediate medical attention, most likely in an emergency room.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I measure my own blood glucose level?

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Needs education: Someone expert needed to show you practically and ask you to do it in front of him/her. Attending diabetic classes with education is very helpful. Also machines are different and education on each of those can be different.
A 51-year-old member asked:

What is the normal range for blood glucose level?

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Dr. Stephen Apfelroth
Pathology 30 years experience
Fasting 70-110 mg/dL: Ranges vary depending on purpose. Generally, a fasting level between 70 and 110 mg/dl is good. Non-fasting depends on the amount and timing of prior glucose load, but generally should be no higher than 180 mg/dl.
A 36-year-old member asked:

After a major motor vehicle crash my blood glucose level was elevated, why?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Adrenalin: When we are in an accident or in pain our body responds by increasing the output of adrenaline. Adrenaline mobilizes sugar into the bloodstream so that our muscles can use it if we are in a situation where we need to escape danger. Blood sugars are always high after an accident so don't worry but get your sugar checked by your doctor to make sure you do not have early diabetes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What to do if i decided to measure my blood glucose level and it came out as 1.6 is that good or bad?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Does not make sense: A blood glucose level of 1.6 does not make sense. Recheck your data.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

How often should a diabetic patient measure blood glucose level??

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Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Glucose: Patients on short acting insulin often check their sugar 4 times a day, while patients who use oral medications check less often. Patients whose A1c levels who are at goal may not need frequent checks. Be careful if any of your medications can cause hypoglycemia since this would require more frequent checks.

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