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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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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 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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I'm a diabetic. Without exception, a high blood sugar level directly translates to a very pleasant, relaxing sensation in my body. Why is this?

I'm a diabetic. Without exception, a high blood sugar level directly translates to a very pleasant,  relaxing sensation in my body. Why is this?

Unknown: I have never heard of high sugars making people feel better. Certainly, low sugars give people bad symptoms. Most people feel best when their sugar is normal. Very high sugars will eventually cause you to feel sick because of dehydration. ...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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A kid ( age 7 ) has high blood sugar level. Is this serious?

A kid ( age 7 ) has high blood sugar level.  Is this serious?

Yes: A high blood sugar generally means diabetes and should be checked out as soon as possible. There are other causes but this would be the diagnosis that should be considered. All the best and have him seen soon. ...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