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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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I am 57year old with high blood sugar level 212, how can I control it?

I am 57year old with high blood sugar level 212, how can I control it?

See your doctor: You need a full evaluation to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes. If you indeed have diabetes, you should be treated with a pill called metformin. For now, you should focus on diet and exercising. Try to lose weight if you're overweight, exercise at least 30 min per day 5 days per week. Good luck. ...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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Why do I get drowsy if I don't eat sugary food? I have borderline high blood sugar level.

Why do I get drowsy if I don't eat sugary food? I have borderline high blood sugar level.

Possible other cause: I recommend you see a doctor to get check up with blood work. Drowsiness could be cause by many reasons, such as medication, anemia, sleep problem and blood sugar etc. ...Read more

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Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

Can having low or high blood sugar level cause dizziness and falls?

Yes.: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) both affect mental status, and can affect balance. You could certainly attribute dizziness or falls to extreme low or high blood sugar. However there are multiple other causes too (heart problems, anemia, etc) so you need to discuss this with your doctor to make sure something important isn't missed. ...Read more

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Could a slightly high blood sugar level affect a baby in the womb?

Could a slightly high blood sugar level affect a baby in the womb?

Chronic blood sugar⬆: Not sure what you mean by "slightly". Elevated intrauterine blood sugars may provide an environment for the fetus which could promote Insulin resistance and increase overall risks for the baby to develop metabolic complications later on in childhood and/or adulthood. Pregnancy may also be at risk for consequences. Please heed recommendations from ob. ...Read more

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What is the effect of high blood sugar level on eye refraction index ?

What is the effect of high blood sugar level on eye refraction index ?

It can change: Hyperglycemia can change the eye fraction index in all directions. Case studies showing no change, myopic shifts and hyperopic shifts have been reported in the literature in patients with hyperglycemia. ...Read more

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Can untreated high blood sugar level be the cause of scars or broken skin on male genitals?

Can untreated high blood sugar level be the cause of scars or broken skin on male genitals?

No: High blood sugar in and of itself does not cause scars or broken skin. however , Diabetic patients can show chronic skin changes such as thickening or discoloration. Also diabetic skin can be more prone to infection or poor healing if injured , especially , if blood sugar levels remain high. ...Read more

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I am diabetic and blood sugar is 178 today last few days noticed a fast heartbeat at rest? Is this normal for high blood sugar levels?

I am diabetic and blood sugar is 178 today last few days noticed a fast heartbeat at rest? Is this normal for high blood sugar levels?

While your blood: Sugar is higher than it should be and needs better diet, exercise, medication, etc., it will have no effect on your heart rate. If it continues (and i don't know what the rate is) check w/your doctor. ...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