What is the high count before going to the emergency room: 200, 300 ect?
At what point does a high blood glucose level become an emergency situation that needs to be treated right away? First of all, it depends on what type of diabetes you have. If you have type 1 diabetes and are sick with the flu and have ketones in your urine, even at blood glucose levels of 250, you can have an emergency situation developing. However, if you have type 2 diabetes, it’s a little harder to decide what constitutes an emergency. Many people with type 2 can walk around chronically with high blood glucose levels in the 200s and 300s with no symptoms. In general, if you have type 2 diabetes and are running over 300, it’s a good idea to let your physician know. Also, if your meter says “HI,” you will definitely want to call in as well, because a “HI” reading indicates the blood glucose level is over 600.