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What is considered dangerously high blood sugar and what are the symptoms?

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What is considered dangerously high blood sugar and what are the symptoms?

Depends: It depends on what other associated symptoms there are; if you sugar is only moderately high, but you have signs of severe dehydration and/or dka, this would be a dangerous level. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Diabetes is bad!: Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function properly over time, most importantly the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.

This needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively for prevention of damage to these organs! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high blood sugar?

What are symptoms of high blood sugar?

Frequent urination: Frequent thirst, excessive hunger, weight loss. If you have these you need to be seen by primary care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in high blood sugar?

What symptoms are common in high blood sugar?

Multiple: Frequent urination
unusual thirst
extreme hunger
unusual weight loss
extreme fatigue and irritability
frequent infections
blurred vision
cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a few symptoms of high blood sugar so how do you lower it?

Exercise and lose wt: If you cut on your food intake and lose weight, it will lower your sugar.
Daily exercise for 30 minutes or more would be very helpful to reduce your sugar level and try to keep you from becoming a (bad) diabetic. ...Read more

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What is more dangerous having high blood sugar without apperaring in urine or high blood sugar that appear in urine?

What is more dangerous having high blood sugar without apperaring in urine or high blood sugar that appear in urine?

Higher is worse: Hi. High blood sugar is bad for you. As blood sugar gets higher and higher, it starts to come out in the urine. The higher the blood glucose, the worse it is for you. Therefore, you could say that high blood sugar with sugar in urine is a higher blood sugar than high blood sugar without sugar in the urine, and is therefore worse for you. Basically, the higher the blood sugar the worse it is. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was wondering what is more dangerous having high blood sugar without apperaring in urine or high blood sugar that appear in urine?

What do you advise if I was wondering what is more dangerous having high blood sugar without apperaring in urine or high blood sugar that appear in urine?

High blood sugar: Is dangerous depending upon how high and for how long -- not whether it appears in the urine or not. Blood sugar can easily be 2 or even 3 times normal before appearing in the urine. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

Symptoms of hi sugar: Symptoms of high blood sugar classically include frequent and much urination and constant thirst. Fatigue and weight loss may also be seen if blood sugars have been high enough for long enough to be considered diabetes. For mild-moderate elevations in blood sugar, no symptoms may be noted as well. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of diabetes the symptoms of high blood sugar only?

Are the symptoms of diabetes the symptoms of high blood sugar only?

Diabetes Insipidus: Diabetes mellitus (dm) causes high blood sugars, and very high sugars can cause an increase in urine production. With diabetes insipidus (di), the kidney does not respond to a hormone that tells it to make less urine (vasopressin). So, the kidneys put more water into the urine than they should, and these people urinate more (and are always drinking water to compensate). ...Read more

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Undiagnosed high blood sugar (300-500), do we need ER or can wait for appointment? There are no other symptoms 55/5'11"/205lbs/bp120/70

Undiagnosed high blood sugar (300-500), do we need ER or can wait for appointment? There are no other symptoms 55/5'11"/205lbs/bp120/70

Call your dr.: You need to call your dr., as reading up into the 500 range are too high to wait. If no answer, then go to an urgicare center. Certainly, from this time moving forward, profoundly decrease carbohydrates and sweets in your diet, increase your water intake, and start exercising more. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high blood sugar with no symptoms of diabetes?

Diagnosed with high blood sugar with no symptoms of diabetes?

Get care: Half the people with diabetes have no symptoms. However, the disease is doing damage to your organs. Please see your doctor for control of blood sugar to prevent heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, loss of limb etc. ...Read more

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Breathlessness, is it more likely to be a symptom of low or high blood sugar?

Breathlessness, is it more likely to be a symptom of low or high blood sugar?

Neither: Breathlessness is a symptom of countless lung, heart, and muscle disorders, but none of hem are directly connected to blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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Why is the most common symptoms for hyperglyemic (high blood sugar levels) thirst and frequent urintation?

Hyperglycemia: Hyperglycemia causes dehydration. While the kidney tries to excrete all the excess glucose, one loses water as well. Essentially one experiences a diuresis (causing increased urination) which leads to dehydration (thirst). ...Read more

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Is swollen cheeks a symptom of high blood sugar? I have it since years. Thryoid/creatinine/cushings ruled out.

Is swollen cheeks a symptom of high blood sugar? I have it since years. Thryoid/creatinine/cushings ruled out.

Swollen cheeks.: 24 F Mumbai asks: Is swollen cheeks a symptom of high blood sugar? I have it since years. Thryoid/creatinine/cushings ruled out. ANS: send picture for details. Google swollen cheeks and look at images. Suspect part of polycystic ovary syndrome. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic cause face and arm to go numb and talkn off the wall not knowing your kids names high blood sugar but I was able to drive during all this and remember every thing symptoms only lasted 20 minutes?

Can anxiety and panic cause face and arm to go numb and talkn off the wall not knowing your kids names high blood sugar but I was able to drive during all this and remember every thing symptoms only lasted 20 minutes?

Yes: Panic attacks can involve the symptoms you mentioned as well as other difficulties. It would be a good idea for you to get a good physical evaluation to make sure there are no other difficulties, but what you described could easily be related to panic. ...Read more

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My mom recently put on catopril 100mg. Since she started taking she's had migraines, nausea, high fever (101-104)body aches, joint pain, high blood sugar (400-438), n BP is 148/92. Is this med causing all these symptoms?

My mom recently put on catopril 100mg. Since she started taking she's had migraines, nausea, high fever (101-104)body aches, joint pain, high blood sugar (400-438), n BP is 148/92. Is this med causing all these symptoms?

Side effects of med?: Your mom's symptoms of fever and high sugar are are not normally associated with Captopril use. She should call her physician (p) to get her diabetes under control, be examined and discuss the rest of her symptoms with her p. Due to her high glucose, have her do it as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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What institutes a dangerously high blood sugar count?

What institutes a dangerously high blood sugar count?

This varies: There are some people that can walk around with a blood sugar of 500 and they feel ok and do not go into diabetic ketoacidosis. On the other hand there are people that can become deathly ill with a sugar at this level. You want to keep your blood sugar right around 100. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

Depends: Hi. The higher the blood sugar, the more dangerous, but generally not dangerous until 600 or more, as long as the patient has insulin and isn't vomiting. Treatment is easy unless the patient is decompensated and very sick: insulin and fluids (including electrolytes). ...Read more

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Docs, what's a dangerously high blood sugar level?

Docs, what's a dangerously high blood sugar level?

High sugar is bad: Anytime you have high BS say 150 or greater there is damage being done to almost every cell in your body. When the level goes over 200 you see it in the urine. Over 200 things get quite worse with strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and nerve damage ...Read more

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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more