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Doctor insights on: What Level Of Blood Sugar Is Dangerous

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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?

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

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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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 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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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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How high can blood sugar get before it reaches a dangerous level that would require immediate attention?

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

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My blood sugar was 276. Is this a dangerous level?

My blood sugar was 276. Is this a dangerous level?

High, not dangerous: Hi, your blood sugar is high enough to warrant immediate treatment, but not high enough to have to go to the er. Hope you are on some treatment for diabetes. If not, call your doc today. ...Read more

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What are considered dangerous blood sugar levels if diabetic?

What are considered dangerous blood sugar levels if diabetic?

High enough: To be associated with formation of ketones that are formed in the condition of diabetic ketosis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are considered dangerous blood sugar levels for diabetics?

Could you tell me what are considered dangerous blood sugar levels for diabetics?

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

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Is 351 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Is 351 a dangerous blood sugar level?

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

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Help! Is 291 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Help! Is 291 a dangerous blood sugar level?

Yes, but not: immediately. If your random blood sugar is 291, you are almost certainly a diabetic and should seek care to avoid further damage to your health. ...Read more

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My blood sugar level is 445, how dangerous is that?

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