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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

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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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 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 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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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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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 on 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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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 are the signs of high blood sugar?

What are the signs of high blood sugar?

Series of things: Weight loss
excess thirst
excess urination
sometimes stinging on urination ...Read more

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Is 245 considered to be high blood sugar?

Is 245 considered to be high blood sugar?

Yes, : Very high. You know that you have diabetes, but it is quite out of control. You should check blood for yourself and see the doctor so that u should not spike to that high levels. Also, keep blood pressure under control too (you should check it as you hopefully check your blood sugar) and if you are overweight try to do everything possible to shed some pound. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar?

What are the effects of high blood sugar?

Several: Hi. The principal effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency is present. Hyperglycemia does not beget ketoacodosis — a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency does. If high enough or comorbid illnesses are present, hospitalization may be necessary; usually not, however. ...Read more

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Does the body stabalize high blood sugar?

By putting out: Insulin to lower glucose -- which is impaired if you have diabetes. It also dumps glucose into the urine, but this helps only slightly and only for a very short period. Otherwise, hydration lowers glucose, and mediation is often necessary. ...Read more

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Can the baby die due to high blood sugar?

Can the baby die due to high blood sugar?

If high enough- DKA: Diabetes in babies is very unusual. It isn't easy to diagnose because babies wet diapers a lot and they can't explain that they don't feel well. It's usually when they're quite ill, with diabetic ketoacidosis that the diagnosis is made. The treatment can be dangerous when giving IV fluid/insulin if not closely monitored. A pediatric endocrinologist has to care for these babies. ...Read more

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What emotions can make your blood sugar high?

What emotions can make your blood sugar high?

Hard to say: I'm not sure if there's any official link between certain emotions and elevated blood sugar.

What we do know is that, cortisol is a stress hormone that elevates blood sugar.

When I say stress, it really means more physical stress (like starvation? ) . But it's certainly possible even emotional stress can affect cortisol. ...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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How to know if I have low or high blood sugar?

How to know if I have low or high blood sugar?

Not to be trite, but: Check your blood sugar. Am I missing something here? Talk with your doctor. If you're diabetic, chances are very good you have a blood glucose meter. So check your blood sugar! ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar affect someones mood?

How can high blood sugar affect someones mood?

High glucose: Can cause fatigue. Low glucose can cause you to be anxious and irritable. Fluctuating glucose is very hard on your mood as well as your body (mental plus physical). Keeping your blood sugar normal at all times is the key to resolving all those problems. ...Read more

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For what reasons was my random blood sugar high?

I don't know how: High it was, but if it was at least 200, it's likely you have diabetes. If you're overweight, you most likely are Insulin resistant and could have progressed into prediabetes or even full diabetes. Check w/your doctor and begin a program of dietary restriction, exercise and weight loss. ...Read more

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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

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How do you keep your blood sugar high without eating?

Not enough insulin: We all store glucose (sugar) in our liver. Normally, when we have eaten, we put our Insulin that tells the liver that it does not need to release the glucose that has been stored. However, a patient with diabetes who is deficient in Insulin will not have adequate Insulin to do this, so the liver will continue to put out glucose even though the blood sugar is high/. ...Read more

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Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Depends: But if you are an uncontrolled type 2 diabetic then insulin is on the horizon. Be very careful with your diet and get plenty of exercise! ...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