Blood glucose levels over 300

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Avatar n tn Recent lens implant medication is Pred-Forte 1%. THis has taken morning glucose over 300 where they are routinely 150. Please advise.
Avatar n tn Caffeine can make my glucose levels rise a couple of hours later also. Not always, but often. I compensate by testing a couple of hours after my first sip of coffee and compensating with a tiny bit of insulin if glucose levels are rising. I believe that in my case, my body starts producing adrenalin when the caffeine kicks in. And adrenalin can make sugars rise. So I suspect that this effect is different for different people.
Avatar n tn The high hba1c is not good news, and this person's blood sugars do need to be controlled. His average blood sugar is around 300, when a normal average blood sugar is 100 or below. High blood sugar causes damage to nerves, with damage known to occur with blood sugars higher than about 140. This person should be on insulin appropriately dosed (Basal-bolus dosing - adjusted to food and exercise levels).
Avatar n tn Any steroid will increase your blood sugars. Cortisone, a steroid is known to increase glucose levels even in those that are not diabetics. Are you on a sliding scale insulin? If so than you know how to adjust the dosage to accommodate for high glucose readings. If your levels are still high you need to contact a physician immediately. Any BS over 200 that does not respond to the protocol established by your physician requires immediate medical attention.
Avatar m tn I have a cousin whose blood sugar levels often rise over 300s. This has been over a couple of years now. I am really concerned about him but unfortunately he doesn't seem to really care about himself and believes that the oral medications he's taking is enough. He shows no symptoms of diabetes at all. My questions are: 1. How come very high glucose levels cause no symptoms at all? (no frequent urination, thirst, blurred vision, etc) 2.
Avatar n tn He is visiting the VA hospital and they seemed to think that this could be controled by more carbs in his diet. Finally this week with levels over 300 he fell, and has no strenght at all to walk, or even use his arms. This of course is a very frighting thing for him and I have tried to encourage him by telling his that I feel that this is ALL related to his high levels. He is finally going in for insulin instruction today and is in a wheel chair.
452066 tn?1400626877 First of all, I am not a diabetic, but would like to learn more about it and blood sugar levels due to a severe arrhythmia problem I have(also have an implanted defibrillator) and I am tired of talking til I am blue in the face to doctors and I feel there may be a link to either my glucose levels or hormones. I have been seen by 2 endocrinologists and both said I am fine...BUT they have told me that my insulin production is very high but they won't do anything about it.
Avatar n tn Hi, if your a1c is 11.2 this means that your average blood sugars are over 300. This is terrible for your health and you are at risk for very serious complications along with stroke, heart attack, among others, in the very near future. Blindness, kidney failure, and wounds that won't heal are also high risk given your current levels. With your blood sugars this high you need to be taking insulin.
Avatar n tn s blood sugar goes up when the diabetic usually has high levels. For example, when my mother was diagnosed as a diabetic, her blood sugar was over 1000 and she was alert and could walk. You see, my mother must have been a diabetic for a very long time and didn't know it. So her blood sugar slowly climbed up and her body was used to always having a very high blood sugar. Diabetics can get used to having high blood sugar.
Avatar f tn Diabetes can be diagnosed by an eye doctor through a thorough exam. It's my understanding that glucose levels have to have been running amok for some time in order for the eye doctor to be able to pick it up. In order to go about this on the cheap, go to a big box discount store and by a blood glucose monitor and strips and test before and after eating and see where your levels are running.
Avatar f tn I also grew up with a father who did not control his blood glucose and saw him bounce around just like that. Having high blood glucose and low blood glucose can really effect your mood. People who are having blood glucose levels over 300 can really be the meanest individuals. The higher the number, the worse the mood swings can be.
4117735 tn?1349962369 The reason asked is that I have been monitoring my glucose and it has been between 200 - 300, and I would like to lower my readings.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the info and timely response.
231441 tn?1333892766 HHi Sally, It looks like you are doing good job of trying to optimize your health prior to trying to become pregnant,and that is definitely to be commended. A fasting of 100 mg/dL is just on the borderline of slight abnormality(impaired fasting glucose), as are your post-meal levels in the 150's(impaired glucose tolerance). I do suggest repeating the glucose tolerance test prior to trying to become pregnant, and also continuing to try to lose some weight.
Avatar n tn com, “Elevated blood glucose levels increase the loss of magnesium in the urine, which in turn lowers blood levels of magnesium.” So getting enough magnesium is especially important in diabetes. In spite of these benefits, medical authorities rarely recommend magnesium. That’s why I call it the forgotten mineral.
Avatar f tn So the answer is YES, if he continues to ignore his glucose [blood sugar] levels he will end up blind, on dialysis, and possibly have limbs amputated. The question is not how soon will these problems arise but how soon will he start to address his diabetes so that they don't arise. "I am very worried but I dont tell him because he is the " tough guy." Do you think this is a medical disability at this point and how can I be supportive without making him feel uncomfortable?
Avatar n tn Hormones control the menstrual cycle in a woman. Higher hormon levels generally will effect blood glucose levels. Some women find their blood glucose rises considerably, while others do not notice a difference. In some women, blood glucose levels are lower before and during their periods. Each woman needs to discover her own pattern. I think she needs to figure out how her body works. She is young and is just learning how her body reacts to this. I hope this was helpful.
Avatar f tn High glucose levels are proven to lead to major health complications - cardio unrest to neurothapy to amputation - especially levels above 300 which are considered very dangerous. One cannot eat whatever they want and expect diabetes medication to perform miracles. They are taken to help/assist the patient gain control, helping those who make lifestyle changes with proper diabetes nutrition, daily physical exercise, and maintaining proper weight.
Avatar n tn Well, the fact that the first poster's husband did a comparison test and his number was normal at 86 would seem to indicate that the machine is NOT giving false numbers. Her blood sugar probably really IS that high, and this is extremely dangerous -- could be life-threatening. It really is imperative that she have a true lab test done to see if there really is a blood sugar problem.
Avatar n tn I have found over the last several weeks that my glucose levels rise after exercise in the AM (I workout before eating), usually as much as 30-40 points (from 103 to 145 for instance). In the afternoon, my glucose levels usually fall between 20 - 25 points. Any ideas about what's going on? I do have an appointment with my doc in a couple of weeks and will talk with him, too, but I thought I'd try you out. Thanks!
Avatar f tn All of a sudden this week my blood sugar spiked VERY high - My father passed away this week and I found out I have a blockage in my carotid artery which will require surgery. My blood sugar hit 300 and I have NEVER had it that high. My doctor has upped the dosage of my meds, but I can't explain the hike. The increase in dosage has helped, but it is still quite high for me. Can stress cause hikes like this???? I am hardly eating because of my fear of causing it to go higher.
721243 tn?1230573586 My hubby says that if i domydiet well and exercise i can lower that but i am just afraid to use insulin. The range of my blood sugar is 150-300. If i get anxious that levels raises to 346. What can you tell me about this??
Avatar n tn A fasting glucose test will give a fairly accurate reading of the amount of excess glucose floating around your blood streams. A measurement of 5.0 mmol/l is considered normal, not diabetic.