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My Sugar 267 Am I In Danger
If I eat a little bit too much sugar 1 day, which I don't do on a normal day. Would this be a problem for my health? Any dangers? Just curious
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, What was 25.1 and what are the units of measure. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
My blood sugar is always 180 even take my daily tablet but since before it does not go higher than 220, it is danger?
Too much is too bad: Small quantities good for you. Too much of a good thing applies to honey. There is a lot of fructose in honey, so eating too much could lead to weight gain, allergies, acne, diabetes, pancreatic cancer. And honey is slightly acidic, so if you chow down on it regularly, it could erode tooth enamel. The sweetness of honey and sugar is about the same. So the recommended serving size is too. ...Read more
Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops. L have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.
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Blood sugar was 215, 1 hour after dinner. I've never seen it that high before. Can this happen to a healthy individual or am I in danger of Type2?
My mom is 55 yrs old she has blood pressure n sugar her feet turned blue n burnin she is on methycobal tabs will she b healed or its danger sign?
Could be PAD: Diabetics often have issues with their feet and being on methylcobalamin is good if your mom suffers from a diabetic neuropathy (nerve pain). Diabetics are also notorious for having advanced peripheral arterial disease, and painful, burning feet that are turning blue sounds like severe ischemic rest pain to me. This can lead to major amputation! take her to see a vascular surgeon right away! ...Read more
25 wks pregnt. Fastng blood sugar 100-105.two hrs after meals <120. Taking metformin 750 xr at night. Is this normal. Is baby in danger of suden death??
Yes this is a: Dangerous level, if not imminently, certainly in the long run. A healthy blood sugar is about 7 mmol/L. Immediate effects of high blood sugar include fatigue, dehydration, urinary tract infection & blurred vision. There are too many long term complications of poorly controlled DM 2 to list. You can get more info @ mayoclinic. Org>patient care & health info>diseases & conditons>Type II DM. ...Read more
No: We can all do with less simple sugar in our diet. There might be less diabetes with less consumption of highly processed sugar. Complex carbohydrates does get broken down to sugars that we need for energy and they are the best source of sugar that we need. It comes from fresh fruits, legumes, beans, and whole grains. ...Read more
Real vs artificial: Splenda is an artficial sweetener, no calories, won't cause cavities, probably more expensive. It's not that ld, so there's no 20-30 year follow up, which would be the timeframe for cancer in humans. But in mice it's probably very safe or the fda wou;dn't have allowed it. ...Read more
If you are: On diabetes medication, it is obviously too low. Otherwise, in the absence of kidney or liver disease, end-state cancer, etc, it was probably an error in the glucose reading. If it was a finger-stick blood sugar it may be totally unreliable and need to be confirmed by a real blood sugar drawn from a vein. ...Read more
Yes: Having that much sugar stresses your pancreas, causing it to secrete large amounts of insulin, leading to Insulin resistance and starts you down the road to diabetes. Doing this once won't cause diabetes but doing it even once in a great while is not good for you and will definitely increase risk of diabetes. Sugar is toxic! And it's even worse if it's from high fructose corn syrup or gmo beets! ...Read more
How high can blood sugar get before it reaches a dangerous level that would require immediate attention?
It depends: Different people can tolerate different degrees of high blood sugar. In general, type 2 diabetics can tolerate higher blood sugar numbers compared to type 1 diabetic. In any case, once you start seeing ketones in the urine (or smell a fruity smell on your breath), it's time to take action! ...Read more
My husbands blood sugar hits. The 32 or 34 mark he is type 1. how dangerous is this how can I help him? And what complications could arise
In the long term: Hi. If you run sugars in that range in the long term, then of course it's dangerous...to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, infection risk, amputation risk, etc. Fortunately, in the short term, it's not the least bit dangerous. If you have insulin, it's very easy to treat. If you don't, you should get some! Good luck! ...Read more
Very!: Depending on what else is going on, you are at immediate and serious risk. Please go to the nearest hospital emergency room for treatment. ...Read more
Poor control!: Hi. Yes, that's dangerous in the long run! Chronically poor diabetes control greatly increases your risk of the chronic complications of diabetes (blindness, kidney failure, amputation, heart attack & stroke, etc). Don't ignore your diabetes. Control it aggressively. Those bad outcomes change your life forever. ...Read more
How long before I start losing weight and also how long can blood sugar be this high before it gets to dangerous?
I am 18 years old and I have cut out sugar for 1 year I eat instead fruit and vegatable? Is there any dangerous of cutting out sugar?
Several things!: If blood sugar is extremely high, you can suck water from the brain, with what is called hyperosmolar coma. Chronically high blood sugars will cause you to become dehydrated. And chronically high HGB a1cs indicate poor control and correlate best with diabetic complications! ...Read more
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
Body functions: Your brain and heart muscle use glucose directly from the blood as their energy source. They have no backup source. If it gets too low you go into a coma (brain doesn't work) and may suffer a seizure. Your heart may also begin to have irregularities in it's beat and malfunction. ...Read more
Gestational diabetes: In pregnancy, blood sugar can goup high...called Gestational diabetes. Normal fasting blood sugar is >60 mg up to 99 mg. If it is between 100-125 mg, it is prediabetes. Anything over 125 mg is considered diabetes. Dangerous levels are anything that is beyond normal range.. Ask your Ob to help you sort it all out and guide you further. ...Read more
Anything above norma: There is no magic number where you go from safe to dangerous. It's a continuous line, and the lower you are and the closer to normal the better -- the higher you are and the more abnormal, the more it will damage your body. From a vein, while fasting: normal is 65-105. Finger sticks are totally different and don't measure the same thing. ...Read more
??: You do not "get" diabetes from eating any type of sugar. Simply put, diabetes is a triad of Insulin resistance, increased conversion of glycogen to glucose in the liver, and decreased Insulin production by the pan crease. However fruits contain fructose which is treated the same as glucose by the body. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to lose weight quickly? I weigh 253lbs and I'm 5'8 in height. I want to lose 73lbs before 7 months is passed. Should I cut out sugar?
Weight Loss: Reduction of sugar can definitely help. Calorie control with multiple small meals with a balanced diet and regular exercise that includes resistance and cardiovascular activity with help you loss a healthy 1-2 lbs a week. To loss more than this rapidly best to be involved with a physician supervised program. ...Read more
Splenda: That's a good question. Several animal studies have shown that splenda (sucralose) can have multiple adverse effects on the body. It is difficult to translate that information to humans, and you probably consume far less than was given to the animals, but I think it is safe to say that the best advice is to use it in moderation. ...Read more
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
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?
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