my bs levels

By ellenl Latest Reply 2009-09-13 00:55:06 -0500
Started 2009-09-07 22:05:21 -0500

how high dose my sugar half to be to go in a coma becuse i wasnt feeling good last month and i went to the hospital and they told me that my sugar wasnt high anuf to feel bad and it was 323 at the time

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Blue Moon
Blue Moon 2009-09-13 00:55:06 -0500 Report

I believe it depends on the person and how quickly the blood sugar is rising. I thought anything over 350 for longer than 16 hours was an indication that help is needed very soon. Than again anything lower than 70 for an extended amount of time is also not healthy. Check your blood sugar to see what your average is and always call your doctor for questions rather then guessing.

jelipscomb 2009-09-09 20:45:43 -0500 Report

How are you doing today? I am trying to keep a log of my BS's when they become over 200 how I feel at that time. Also when I am low, I found out that I start crashing fast at 71.So when I test in the low 80's I start looking for some protien to get it going up. But everyone is different and if you keep a little record this will help you as well as your Dr. My dad would crash at 200 and normally that ment a trip to the hospital for IVs to get it back.But he also abused sugar and his was always out of the ball park.My mother and brother were right by his side in super high BS because they didn't care.

GabbyPA 2009-09-08 12:23:26 -0500 Report

For a coma, I don't know that magic number. As mentioned, it is different for each person. But anything above 140 is out of range of normal for us, so if you keep a goal of 70-140, then you know you will most likely be in a safe place. I used to run in the upper 200's and lower 300's, but now I am in 90's to 160's. I am working to keep it under 140 all the time. More exercise and more care in food choices keep the coma "fears" away, but never out of the question. You never know when something will kick into gear that can send us into a spiral up or down. To be honest, I fear lows more than highs. But I suppose that is because I have not had issues of feeling yucky with higher numbers as I do with lowers ones.

MarineMomX2 2009-09-08 08:16:51 -0500 Report

They final time they took my mom in her's was 750 and they then told us she was in a diabetic coma. Mine's never gone that high, but when it goes into the upper 300 or lower 400 I know it's time for extra medicine.

Harlen 2009-09-07 23:52:15 -0500 Report

I feal bad at 180 200
and lows at 73
A frend whent into a coma at a BS of 21
I dont know what it will take to go into one on a high
hope this helps

ellenl 2009-09-07 23:56:29 -0500 Report

yall are starten to scare me a bit so you can go in a coma win your low and high

BLC 2009-09-08 05:25:25 -0500 Report

Yes, it is possible to go into a coma with either a high or a low. So keep a close check on those levels. Good luck and God bless.

BLC 2009-09-07 22:19:57 -0500 Report

I run in the 300 and 400s everyday. But those are not numbers to take lightly. I don't know at what level one would go in a coma. My guess is that it would be different for each person. If you are not used to sugars in the 300s (its not good to get used to that high of a reading) then 300s may make you feel bad. Hope you are feeling better soon. I would also like to know at what level one goes into a coma.

ellenl 2009-09-07 22:30:37 -0500 Report

are you on meds or insulent

BLC 2009-09-07 22:34:41 -0500 Report

I am type 1 on so I am on long acting insulin (Lantus) and short acting (Novolog)

ellenl 2009-09-07 23:54:44 -0500 Report

i just assumed that if you were adiabetic your blood levels were normal if they were between 70 and 130 and yours or ming aint no ware near that and i take levamear so either thers got to be somthing wrong with are meds or we aint doing somthing write like my sugar was 259 this morrnibg and after i ait it was 301 and win i checked it agine it was 335 so i took a shot and i fell a sleep i woke up at 3 oclock it was back in the 200s agine and i had eaten agine and it went up agine and all i aite to day was fresh vegie soup and tea with sweet and low