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Which number is considered to be high blood sugar?

Which number is considered to be high blood sugar?

Above normal: Anything above normal (65-105) fasting out of a vein is considered above normal, and therefore "high". There are no absolute cut offs where it's suddenly dangerous. The higher it is, the worse it is -- it's a continuous line, not a cliff you fall off of. ...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 276 too high blood sugar?

Is 276 too high blood sugar?

Definitely!: A sugar off 200 or above at any time, is suggestive of diabetes. You need to see your doctorate soon! ...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?

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?

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 can I do about high blood sugar?

What can I do about high blood sugar?

High blood sugar: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. While waiting for an appointment check your blood sugar on alternate morning (pre-breakfast) and bedtime. What medicines are you taking for your diabetes? ...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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Dr. Alan Kelly
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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