what is too high

By hairbear68 Latest Reply 2015-01-23 10:48:05 -0600
Started 2014-11-10 18:11:13 -0600

my friends husband it a type 2 he runs about 125 on his meter .his wife like too do his readings …one day she decided too take her reading it was 258 so she went too the er too have it checked .they said if its not over 600 not too even go in so what is too high and you need too see your doctor or goto the er too get med too get it down ?

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Karyn Seiders
Karyn Seiders 2014-11-16 12:26:35 -0600 Report

Everyone has great advice on how to deal with BS highs. My sugars hover around 200 in the mornings due to the dawn thing. I was told at the beginning to drink lots of water to flush out excess sugar, take my insulin, get some exercise. So, I do and it goes down. The holidays are about the only thing that makes it go up really high anymore.

Littlesister56 2014-11-15 15:35:21 -0600 Report

Hairbear68- Your friend should go see her GP and have a A1c test done if another BS reading is high, I hope she had clean dry hands prior to testing and test before a meal and two hrs after to get an idea if it was a fluke or not. She may have had something on her finger etc. @50+ is high if it is a legit BS reading, and needs further checking. You definitely cannot ignore it, and the ER was a bit much in my opinion but I guess she got scared.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-11-14 11:03:25 -0600 Report

Hi Hairbear, I have an answer for you. I called my Dr. actually my Endocrinologist, to double check myself, I knew the answer but checked a couple of places to be extra sure as this is an important question. Normal range for Type 2 diabetics is 80 to 130. ER time is 600 and above. 285 is high, that's when the insulin comes into play. I usually run 105 or there abouts and no longer take medication of any kind for diabetes. My A1C is 5.1.
Being the position my Dr. is in I think he'd know. Good luck to you
and your friends.

hairbear68 2014-11-14 18:45:30 -0600 Report

his wife is a lkittle strange she like sticking him with needles but when she took her own she freaked out and ran too the er … they did tell her much and that's what freaked her out when they said 6+ don't even come in … late my reading have been running 5+ a few the meter said hi but I don't run too ther er for anything

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-11-11 13:52:13 -0600 Report

Hairbear, my doctor told me to call an ambulance if my Blood Glucose got to 200+. This was after I got it down to 90-100. I have only had to go to the hospital once and that was because it dropped to 45.

I think your husbands friend's wife is pulling the wool over someones eyes because I have transported people to the hospital with a blood sugar of 250 and they were barely able to function. High sugar levels can be different for some people because diabetes isn't the same for everyone. Is she a diabetic? She could be and even her husband doesn't know it.

hairbear68 2014-11-11 22:13:37 -0600 Report

I know my friend wifes a little strange .but she the one who does his reading and makes sure he takes his meds … I know for the last 6mths my reading have all been over 300 + and I haven't run too the er I can stand bill collect calling with there threats of taking you too court they call every day of the week even sundays for 8 am too I think 9 pm was the latest call but that getting off subject …

Good Sam
Good Sam 2014-11-24 15:59:37 -0600 Report

I have been a type I diabetic for 35 yrs. When I was diagnosed, m bs was close to 700!! The highs & lows of diabetes are so individualized. I have to admit, I feel better when my bs are in the 200s. My last Hem A1C was 9.7. I have put on 25 lbs in 6 yrs d/t a job change. I bought an elliptical machine & need to definitely use it more. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving!!

jayabee52 2014-11-25 11:50:49 -0600 Report

Howdy Sam
As a nursing student and a long time type 1 you should know that BG (blood glucose) readings over 140 mg/dl puts you in danger of serious complications from diabetes. Before I was Dx'd i felt good at between 200 and 300 mg/dl but found out later that that was dangerous (I suffer from burning neuropathy in my legs and also have kidney disease for which I need dialysis).

To take off weight you may wish to think about reducing your carb intake. One of the things insulin does is open one's cells to nourish them with glucose. Excess glucose in your bloodstream then is stored in the fat cells, also opened by the insulin.

I have lost 65 lbs over the course of 5 mo by going on a low carb (not no carb) high protein meal plan. As a Type 2 I was able to get off my twice daily insulin injections, maintain my BG levels at 80 to 130, and achieve an A1c of 5.5. I have been on this meal plan for 3 + yrs and plan to continue with it as long as it is working. I know as a T 1 you can't get off your insulin, but you can lose the weight. When I went on the meal plan I devised I didn't even think about the weight, and the first I noted I was losing fat was when my skinny jeans started getting loose. Most of my jeans had to be held up with belts or I'd be wearing them around my ankles.

I have written this meal plan I have developed down as another discussion here on DC. I am willing to share it with you gratis should you ask me.

Praying a blessed thanksgiving to you as well!


Good Sam
Good Sam 2015-01-23 10:48:05 -0600 Report

I do realize this James, but my life has been a roller coaster too & I am trying to manage it. My elliptical has been calling my name for awhile, & I just need to get in hte habit of using it when I am home. With my hsband being disabled & me working as a CNA, I try to pick up all the extra time I can & curb my snacking. Would you share your diet with me? I am ever so grateful!! Have a blessed wkend!!

Type1Lou 2014-11-11 08:18:05 -0600 Report

If I'm reading this right, the wife's reading was 258? Has she been diagnosed with diabetes? Those readings are way above normal and indicate she needs treatment for diabetes to get them back in more normal ranges to avoid any of the nasty complications that result from uncontrolled high blood sugar levels. While her reading may not warrant an ER visit, she should see her doctor for diagnosis and a treatment plan, pronto. If the 258 was her husband's reading, while high, if it was taken after a meal, that might explain the spike. You say he runs at 125 on the meter…is that fasting, before meals or after meals? 125 is a bit above normal range, particularly if its a fasting BG, but if it's after a meal, I think a 125 is good.