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What is the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

What is the blood sugar level for hyperglycemia?

Depends...: People who do not have diabetes typically have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 126 mg/dl. In general, high blood glucose, also called 'hyperglycemia', is considered "high" when it is 160 mg/dl and above. If you have diabetes, your physician will define your target blood glucose that is as close to normal as possible that you can safely achieve given your overall medical health. ...Read more

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 it worth it to get a home blood sugar monitor if you have hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia?

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Is it worth it to get a home blood sugar monitor if you have hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia?

Definitely yes: Hypoglycemia is way more dangerous than hyperglycemia and should be prevented. Hyperglycemia is seldom life threatening, whereas hypoglycemia often is. ...Read more

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Please explain which duration of hyperglycemia (duration and level of blood sugar level) will cause hba1c to change?

Please explain which duration of hyperglycemia (duration and level of blood sugar level) will cause hba1c to change?

6 to 12 weeks: HBA1c or Hemoglobin A1c, is a blood test reflects how your diabetes is being controlled over the past 6 to 12 weeks. In diabetic patient, A1c should be less than 7 or average blood glucose of 154. ...Read more

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At which blood glucose level for hypo/hyperglycemia does breathlessness occur?

At which blood glucose level for hypo/hyperglycemia does breathlessness occur?

It doesn't: This is not a reliable sign of either. You need to trust your glucose meter or other means of following your illness. This is critical for your safety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chronic mid back pain, worse after i eat, symptoms of hyperglycemia, but have always had low blood sugar. What could this be?

Chronic mid back pain, worse after i eat, symptoms of hyperglycemia, but have always had low blood sugar. What could this be?

The pancreas: Is in the back of your abdomen, close to your spine. If you have sugar issues and back pain, my thoughts go to the pancreas first. ...Read more

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Why is high blood sugar bad?

Why is high blood sugar bad?

Complications: In a diabetic a high blood sugar on a short time basis is a signal to change your treatment regimen. If it remains high on a steadier basis it will promote the development of the complications in the eyes, kidneys, circulation, heart, etc. High blood sugar by itself is detrimental to many of the body's organs and makes the diabetes more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What cause high blood sugar?

What cause high blood sugar?

Diabetes: Your blood sugar goes up transiently after you eat. Diabetes is diagnosed when you blood sugar is too high, either when you are fasting, or a continuous high sugar most of the time. Diabetes is caused by either a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin, or by the body's resistance to insulin, or a combination of factors. Obesity causes Insulin resistance and is causing a surge in diabetes. ...Read more

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Ways to reduce high blood sugar?

Ways to reduce high blood sugar?

Dietician: It boils down to avoiding concentrated sweets like candy,pastry,soda,etc and reducing starches like bread,pasta,rice,pizza,etc. Your best move would be to visit a dietician to determine your ideal weight and the proper diet with the appropriate amount of daily calories. Usually this can be accomplished in one visit with brief followup. ...Read more

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How to control my high blood sugar?

How to control my high blood sugar?

Many ways: Control and limit calorie intake. Diabetic cookbooks will help to guide you here. Avoid alcohol. Exercise regularly. Keep a normal weight - if necessary, lose weight. If your sugars are high, take medications (metformin, actos, bydureon, (exenatide) insulin) as indicated. ...Read more

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What do you do for high blood sugar?

Dr. Jennie Law Dr. Law
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What do you do for high blood sugar?

Depends: Depends how high sugars are, but dietary changes are always helpful (stop regular sodas, juices, candy) and possibly medications. ...Read more

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What spices control high blood sugar?

What spices control high blood sugar?

None: Cinnamon has been shown in some studies (and not in others) to have a very weak effect on blood sugar - not sufficient to make it useful for treatment. Stay away from supplements and other junk which promise a lot and can't deliver. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. Spices in the food you don"t eat will help by lowering weight. ...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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How can we not have a high blood sugar?

How can we not have a high blood sugar?

Lifestyle changes: Hi Haneen, First, if you have Diabetes of any form, I would recommend taking medication as prescribed by your personal physician. Lifestyle modification focused on consumption of Low Glycemic Index foods and light physical activity (like a medium paced walk) after meals can help decrease blood sugar spikes. I reviewed the following article and think may be helpful: http://mayocl.in/1EsGO5f ...Read more

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

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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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What is a high blood sugar level?

What is a high blood sugar level?

As defined below: Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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Is 173 a high blood sugar reading?

Is 173 a high blood sugar reading?

High glucose: Is this glu fasting? Your glu after a meal varies with what you ate, the speed of your GI tract, etc. It is hard to precisely say whether a post meal glu is too high. If you are testing your sugars because you are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and also follow your a1c. Normal fasting glu is 100 or less. Diabetes is 126 or more. "impaired" is in between. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Can high blood sugar cause diabetes?

Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks. ...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 do I do about high blood sugar levels?

What do I  do about high blood sugar levels?

Call your doctor: If you haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, elevated blood sugars could mean that you need treatment for this condition. If you've already been diagnosed, high blood sugars indicate poor control, and may require a medication adjustment or diet changes. Either way, your doctor can do testing and give advice about what your next step should be. ...Read more

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Is chorizo and eggs bad for high blood sugar?

Is chorizo and eggs bad for high blood sugar?

No: No, those are both high protein foods. Just watch the calories and fat! ...Read more

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How to reduce the high blood sugar for diabetes?

Lower sugar: As a podiatrist, i'm always recommending my patients on how to lower their blood sugar. Diet, research which foods are high in glucose such as bread and fruit. Eat smaller portions more frequently. Stay away from buffets. Exercise, 20 mins. A day after a meal. Do lower impact cardio such as biking, swimming, running on the elliptical or treadmill. Meds, see your family dr. About the proper pills. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

Diabetes: Glucose molecules precipitate out on to protein molecules changing how they work. If enough of the glucose gums up the protein network these processes stop all together and the tissue dies. ...Read more

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Can long use of metadone cause high blood sugar?

Hyperglycemia: A recent study of 1, 015 patient on Methadone for periods ranging from 1 month to over 10 years found 14 patients who developed hyperglycemia . 1.38%. ...Read more

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What types of food will keep my blood sugar high?

What types of food will keep my blood sugar high?

Sugar: Any food which has high content of carbohydrates will increase blood sugar but make sure to check one do not have diabetes. ...Read more

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How do I know I am infected with high blood sugar?

How do I know I am infected with high blood sugar?

Blood tests: There are symptoms but the only definitive way is to get blood test to check blood sugar or better yet a a1c test. ...Read more

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Does having high blood sugar always mean diabetes?

Usually: Rarely other conditions can cause hyperglycemia, they are easily ruled out. In the absence of a glucose infusion or a recent ingestion of a high sugar food high blood sugar means diabetes. ...Read more

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Do I have diabetes because I have high blood sugar?

Do I have diabetes because I have high blood sugar?

Yes: If your fasting blood sugar level is more than 126 after a 8 hour fast than you have diabetes and treatment is needed. Please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can you have diabetes but not have high blood sugar?

Yes: Particularly if you're on treatment or have had bypass surgery. You still have diabetes, but glucose is normal. When you're developing diabetes, however, no diagnosis can be made until glucose is above normal. ...Read more

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Why would diet Mountain Dew make my blood sugar high?

Why would diet Mountain Dew make my blood sugar high?

It doesn't.: Diet mountain dew does not contain many calories at all, and no carbohydrates. Therefore, it cannot raise your blood sugar. I would look into other foods you may have eaten around the same time for a culprit as to why your sugar levels may be rising. ...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


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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition associated with diabetes in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood ...Read more