how high is a dangerous blood glucose reading?
mine will go 350 400
- Zelda HunterLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Waking reading here was 145. I think your reading is much too high. Are you taking insulin? How can all of us including me be so ignorant about our own diabetes? It's not as if this is some kind of superficial problem like a splinter. It's almost as if they are keeping us in the dark about how to manage even our own diets. A friend online here suggested I get in touch with my doctor or hospital about nutritional advice and support. This might be helpful for you too.
No information = Good income for the medical establishment.
- LABLLv 41 decade ago
You report that your blood glucose levels are 350 to 400 but you don't say when you took that reading - was it immediately after eating, was it in the morning upon waking, was it 2 hours after eating? Did you take it again? Are you using the right test strips?
All of the above can impact your blood glucose levels.
If your blood glucose levels are 350 to 400 upon rising in the morning, you are in serious trouble and need to see you doctor immediately.
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And see your doctor SOON!
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- 1 decade ago
Your blood sugars are definitely too high, and are not being controlled properly. You should see a doctor because if you are not taking medicines then you need to be on some form of medication - perhaps even insulin injections. If you are on medications right now, then they need to be adjusted so that your sugars are controlled.
The reason why this is important is because high blood sugars can make you go into a coma acutely, especially with sugars over 500. Chronic high blood sugars can lead to problems with your eyes, kidneys and arteries, in fact, diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in the USA. So you should take your diabetes very seriously.
Bottom line- see a doctor.Source(s): I am in my last year of medical school
- Nana LambLv 71 decade ago
Um Hum!! and you want to lose your toes, fingers and/or eyesight?? Get it down the best way possible!! Quit with the starchy foods, sugary fruits, and take your medications!! As it starts coming down, go for a walk. Work up to walking at least an hour a day every day!!
Any reading over 126 is doing damage to the capillaries and tiny nerve endings. The higher the number the more blood vessels and nerve endings are being destroyed.
I currently have a friend in end stage renal failure because he allowed his glucose to remain too high too long!!! I am the one who will comfort his grandchildren in the near soon when he dies!!!
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- 1 decade ago
WEll edit your question tell me if your type one type 2 and when your blood sugar goes that high its damaging you you could lose a foot go blind or a bunch of other crazy stuff that you probally dont want so just try to stay healthy just like i check my bloodsugar maybe an hour ago it was 290 and i just woke up i didnt know why i just made sure i got it back down and i tied to eat very little at breakfast