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What do I do if my blood sugar is 555?

What do I do if my blood sugar is 555?

Contact your doctor: Or go to the er. Your blood sugar doesn't suddenly get that high unless you've given steroids or have an infection. It's probably been way out of control for a long, long time and should have been addressed a long time ago. ...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 should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more

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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be.

If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes.

Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar?
Are you really weighing it? ...Read more

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At fasting blood glucose is 4.75 taken sugar after 2 hours then glucose is 4.74?

At fasting blood glucose is 4.75 taken sugar after 2 hours then glucose is 4.74?

Normal: Both levels are normal. Blood sugar levels can remain very stable no matter what you eat when you have a normal pancreas. ...Read more

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I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?

Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more

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What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea

What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea

Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more

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Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Sugar: 42 M: Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar) ANS: This will depend on how large you are but not likely to increase BS. Easy to test in you. Let us know. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar is always high, please help?

What can I do if my blood sugar is always high, please help?

You have diabetes: And it needs to be properly treated w/education, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, prevention, medication as needed, BP and lipid control, glucose control, etc. Check w/your doctor now. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar feels low but it isn't. What do I do?

What can I do if my blood sugar feels low but it isn't. What do I do?

Stop obsessing: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar was 202 then down to 183 is that bad?

Diabetes: You do not provide enough information to answer your question. It looks like you have diabetes. You should see your doctor and get this treated. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar is higher than it should can I lower my blood sugar?

What can I do if my blood sugar is higher than it should can I lower my blood sugar?

Diet/exercise: And weight loss will work naturally if you have type 2 diabetes. Otherwise your doctor will need to prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar level this morning without eating was 105 is that good?

What can I do if my blood sugar level this morning without eating was 105 is that good?

Borderline: If you're overweight (particularly with a family history of diabetes) you may be going from Insulin resistance into pre diabetes. Remember, finger stick glucoses often read lower than actual blood sugar. Check w/your physician for additional testing and advice. If you have diabetes, however, your control is very good and 105 is an excellent fasting glucose. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar, we checked it a few minutes ago, is 67. Is that too low?

No, that's normal: Particularly if you used a finger-stick glucose which isn't totally accurate. If you're on certain types of diabetes medication, however, and blood sugar is frequently below 70. Check w/your doctor to reduce medication. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar levels are dropping even after I have good lunch or dinner?

Depends: If you are on diabetes medication, you need to lower the dose. If you don't have diabetes, you're just overweight and your sugar is supposed to drop after a meal, don't worry, it won't go significantly low or cause you any problems. Don't treated it with food. Lose weight and it will cure itself. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar is over 400 should I go to er?

Not necessarily: But you certainly need to discuss improving your diabetes regimen and probably your compliance with your doctor and the members of your health care team. Your glucose has probably been poorly controlled for a long period of time, hasn't it. Time to improve it. ...Read more

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What should I do if my blood sugar is 66 and I feel really low with no energy?

What should I do if my blood sugar is 66 and I feel really low with no energy?

Nothing: 66 by finger stick is normal. I have never seen a true case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to you sugar returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Low glucose only ocurrs when treating diabetes, cancer, renal/liver disease. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar was 124 three hours after eating, is that high?

No: But it is in the higher range of normal. Never decide what do do on the basis of one lab result. If you're overweight with a positive family history of diabetes, start a regimen of diet, exercise and weight reduction. Check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar is 160 an hour after eating sweet stuff. Was worse before. Why?

Because: You're overweight and have Insulin resistance or prediabetes, or maybe even full diabetes. You probably have a positive family history for obese relatives with diabetes. Your body is trying to tell you what you've done for the past 38 years isn't working. Eat less, exercise, lose weight and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar dropped to 42 but I'm also on my period, is that too low?

It it: Was a finget stick glucose, it probably wasn't accurate. Blood sugar does not drop that low unless you're on diabetes medication or have cancer, end state kidney or liver disease, prior GI surgery, etc. You glucose is most likely totally normal, but you're probably overweight and Insulin resistant and your blood sugar drops quickly some time after a meal, but never below normal. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my blood sugar is low?

Blood sugar.: A blood sample for measurement of sugar is the only way to find out. If you have symptoms the blood should be taken at that time. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my blood sugar level too low?

How can I tell if my blood sugar level too low?

By measuring it: The only way to measure the level of your blood sugar is by measuing it with a blood glucose monitor. Some of the symptoms of low blood sugar are hunger, feeling shaky, dizziness, weakness, headache, irritability, sweating, poor coordination, numbness of the mouth and tongue, and eventually passing out. ...Read more