High BS

By BrendaSherif Latest Reply 2010-02-08 17:25:44 -0600
Started 2010-02-08 06:53:18 -0600

If my BS spikes to over 300, what do I do? IS there a way to lower it right away or does it take time? Any steps I would need to take? Call the doctor, go to the ER? What? :S

10 replies

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-08 17:10:04 -0600 Report

I was told by my doctor that if my sugars got to 600 or down to 60 to head for the hospital. I don't know if that works for everyone! I have never reached 600, but I have been at 500. I was really sick. Got them down the next day.

Zimoss 2010-02-08 17:17:13 -0600 Report

depending on the meter the max reading may be 500 or 600…

I have an accu-chek aviva and it reads to 600 then "hi" while my old freestyle reads to 500 then "hi" of course it is importnat to note that when you are that high the meters are also wildly inaccurate and may be off by as much as 200 points in some cases…so its really important to take care of a high reading asap.

(as background I got pneumonia last year and was on prednisone to breathe and it sent my blood sugar to almost 800 and when i got to ER I was in a room and had seen the doctor in less than 10 mins)

spiritwalker 2010-02-08 15:14:18 -0600 Report

When your numbers are that hi contact your Dr. If you
can't reach him or an on call Dr. go to an ER. numbers
that high can lead to a coma if not treated.

Zimoss 2010-02-08 14:47:09 -0600 Report

first thing you should do is continue to monitor your blood sugar frequently when its that high because you might go into Ketoacidosis, which can kill you. (and if you get a "hi" reading on your meter call your doctor immediately or go to the ER since they will need to get your sugar down fast before it causes damage since it can potentially kill you — sorry about the seeming dramatics, but I have been there and you know its serious when you walk into a full ER waiting room and you have a room and have seen the doctor in less than 10 mins.)

as stated above start downing the water and exercising to lower your sugars, then call your doctor to let them know what is going on, it could be that you need a change in medication.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-08 10:11:47 -0600 Report

No matter the problem, it seems like LOTS OF WATER remedies about anything! Wish I could keep hydrated more easily—lots of things might get washed away and we would all feel better!! Pat R

MAYS 2010-02-08 07:27:21 -0600 Report

There is nothing that you can do as in immediate \ now !
You can do a little physical activity, go for a short walk,
It does take a little time,but it does work, you must monitor what you eat, Cinnamon has glucose lowering properties and can help just make sure it has no added sugars, managing your diet is VERY important !

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-02-08 08:29:11 -0600 Report

Hi Brenda,

Are you on insulin? Are you a Type 1 or Type 2? I am a Type 1 and on the pump; my BS was 288 this morning, first thing I did was give myself an adjustment on my pump, and my doc tells me to start drinking water immediately, and lots of it; it flushes the sugar out of your kidneys, and it works…Start moving. It takes about 1-2 hrs., but then it starts to get back down to a normal range…It's scary, but you do what you have to do…If you are frightened and don't know what to do, call your doc so that they can advise you on what you need to do to get it down…Hope this helps…Hange in there, we all struggle with this from time-to-time… Just keep testing, and do what you need to do… Hope this is of some help to you…

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