Hello, Geri once again. I was helping Dr. O’Neal with a new patient yesterday and he turned out to be diabetic. You are lucky to be alive in 2011 instead of 1888. We have no way to monitor this patient, or treat him.
We last left our discussion with going to the doctor and procuring an accu check machine. He with your help will set a realistic goal range for your readings.
Normal glucose readings are usually 70mg/dl-120mg/dl. Your reading was over 120mg/dl and that is called HYPERGLYCEMIA. The causes of hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) are too much food, too little medication, sickness, infection, stress, and less exercise than normal.
You may not have any symptoms but these are common when your glucose is high: hungry, headache, nausea, slow healing wounds, weight loss, thirsty, blurry vision, frequent urination and fatigue.
You should have worked out a treatment plan on what to do when your glucose is high. Do you remember how to check it? Your accu check machine.
Some doctors will want you to check the ketones in your urine at a certain number. Ketones form when the body starts to use its own fat instead of sugar for energy. They act like a poison to your body. They are extremely harmful to your kidneys. Please call your doctor immediately.
When you have high blood glucose, drink plenty of sugar free liquid, and follow your doctor’s recommendations.
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