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How high can your glucose levels be before you die?

How high can your glucose levels be before you die?

Age dependent: The younger you are the more you tolerate high blood sugar. In the earderly high blood sugar might create havock by easily causing extreme dehydration and brain swelling and sroke. I can not give you a specific number because there is none. As with low blood sugar it is not how high you are but how long you are high. ...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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At what range in mmol , will your vision blur from high glucose levels?

At what range in mmol , will your vision blur from high glucose levels?

No precise number: There is not a specific level at which your vision gets blurred. In general, blurry vision in diabetes is from high glucose (>10 mmol), or from rapid fluctuations in glucose. Or it could be unrelated to glucose. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why are my serum glucose levels high?

Why are my serum glucose levels high?

Hard to say: Most often, this suggests one of the several types of diabetes. ...Read more

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If glucose levels get too high or low, would i go into a coma?

If glucose levels get too high or low, would i go into a coma?

Yes: Yes, you can go into a coma when your glucose levels are too high (hyperglycemia) and also when the glucose is too low (hypoglycemia). Both can be very dangerous conditions. If you have diabetes, you should follow closely with your primary care doctor to prevent such episodes. ...Read more

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Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

Does one random high glucose levels mean diabetes or should I not worry too much?

A glucose of: Above 200 drawn from a vein at any time and any situation usually indicates diabetes, or at least a reason to investigate further. Check w/your doctor and also diabetes.Org. ...Read more

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What to do if i know that high glucose levels in the blood damages nerves, but why is this?

High glucose: Causes diabetes complications through many pathways, all of which are reduced or reversed by glucose control. Check diabetes.Org or your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Can high prolactin cause elevated glucose levels? If not, what meds can cause elevated glucose?

No: High prolactin is not known to be associated with Hyperglycemia. Some of the medications associated with hyperglycemia are Steroids, High dose of Beta blockers ( except carvidalol & Nebivalol) High dose of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) ( 50 mg or higher)I Statins can cause minimal elevation of blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?

Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds  cause a high prolactin level?

I am not aware: if It elevates the prolactin level. Some of the medications prescribed for anxiety,depression, psychosis can elevate prolactin level. Also Hypothyroidism and Pituitary tumors elevates prolactin level. ...Read more

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Can pain or tetanus shots elevate glucose levels? My son recently had both and his levels have been high.

Can pain or tetanus shots elevate glucose levels? My son recently had both and his levels have been high.

Any stress a problem: The normal response of the body to any stressor include the output of Epinephrine & cortisol . The amount will be in proportion to the stressor;physical trauma(shot, fall, illness) or mental(fear). These chemical agents will push up the blood sugar thru a variety of metabolic effects. ...Read more

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What could happen if your blood glucose levels get too high?

What could happen if your blood glucose levels get too high?

Many consequences: You can get dehydrated with very high blood sugar. This can lead to fatigue, dizziness, confusion... At high enough number, you can get very confused, go into coma and if not treated correctly and timely, death can occur. The first thing to do if your bs start climbing is to start drinking water, then seek help (call physician...). ...Read more

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Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels  are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Glucose : It could mean you have pre-diabetes or diabetes. There are many reasons why liver enzymes will be high but in someone with glucose elevation, fatty liver is also a possibility. I would work closely with your doctor to get the risk factors under control. Discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I start doing gym for 3 months but during an exercise, I can not maintain the glucose levels. Sometimes too low sometimes too high..I am type 1 diabet?

I start doing gym for 3 months but during an exercise, I can not maintain the glucose levels. Sometimes too low sometimes too high..I am type 1 diabet?

Type 1 diabetes: It can be very tough to properly control your diabetes and you must definitely take that into consideration while you exercise. If you are not yet using an insulin pump you should look on the web at the several pump options available to you. The team that is responsible for the pump you request are experts at taking care of type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol and high glucose levels. What to do?

I have high cholesterol and high glucose levels. What to do?

Discuss with your MD: If you have diabetes and high cholesterol, you need to be under care of a competent physician. You will need to follow your doctors advice with frequent follow ups as needed. You will get advice about 1diet and exercise and weight loss of overweight 2meds if needed for reducing your high cholesterol and control of diabetes 3diabetic education about checking blood sugar 4follow ups 5 referals if nee. ...Read more

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High cholesterol and high glucose levels, how should I treat this?

High cholesterol and high glucose levels, how should I treat this?

Elevated : See your doctor for treatment for the cholesterol and glucose. You'll need to learn the appropriate diet and exercise programs and likely take medications. ...Read more

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Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Do high blood glucose levels mean I have diabetes?

Possibly: Elevated blood sugar levels are indicative of Insulin resistance and could mean a diagnosis of diabetes. Review the numbers with your doctor to discuss its implications and what other testing may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause high glucose levels in urine other than diabetes?

What could cause high glucose levels in urine other than diabetes?

Glucosuria: Glucosuria - glucose in the urine. If blood glucose is normal & kidneys are functioning appropriately the urine usually contains no glucose. An uncommon and unconcerning inherited condition called renal glucosuria spills glucose into urinr. A new group of medications mimics this inherited condition. Fanconi's syndrome also has glucosuria, many different things can cause this syndrome. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

Multiple: Brain uses glucose as its sole source of energy and low blood glucose levels can cause changes in mental status, anxiousness, sweating, dizziness, fainting coma and death. Elevated glucose levels impair immune function, cause microvascular damage, leading to blindness, kidney, heart disease and stroke. Very high glucose levels may also cause coma. ...Read more

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Do some people fidget more when their blood glucose levels are high?

Do some people fidget more when their blood glucose levels are high?

Usually not: People with low blood glucose level may become anxious and fidget more. Elevated glucose levels are not likely to be associated with being fidgety. ...Read more

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What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and newly diabetic, when would your glucose levels be too low, or too high?

I am pregnant and newly diabetic, when would your glucose levels be too low, or too high?

Pregnant and diabete: It is essential for you to continue with your obstetrician but you MUST also have at least one visit to an Endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes. ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more