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lilmama
What could happen to a person when their blood sugar levels go over 500?
This happens to my brother all the time and he says it just makes him feel tired.He doesn't take his meds right or watch his diet.He's in total denial that this disease is dangerous.he checks his sugar every day and it's seldom below 350-400.please help so I can convince him to see his doctor more often and follow his instructions.
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He checked his sugar last night and his monitor just read "HI".that means it was at least 600 because his meter only reads to 599
                     




Chris
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500!!!!! I can't believe he is still alive. I don't know if the rest of the world uses the same blood reading meters as we do over here in New Zealand, but we are told to keep our sugar levels at around 6 to 9. I have a diabetic friend who didn't watch what he was doing (even though him and his wife are nurses), and he lost his 2nd leg a year ago, and is blind in one eye. Get your brother to the Diabetic Clinic.


BAR
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He needs mediacal attention NOW. He is in a dangerious spot right now. I could go on and on but I will just stress to you get him to a doctor.


notuptoit2000
A diabetic coma could happen if it stays up there. Also you could get Insipid diabetes. What he has to worry about is destroying other organs or maybe going blind. Is he stupid?
If he knows he has diabetes then he needs to follow the rules or take the consequences.


mommachewy
HE IS PUTTING HIMSELF AT GREAT RISK FOR ALL KINDS OF THINGS TO HAPPEN. FIRST OF ALL, HE CAN GO INTO A DIABETIC COMA AND DIE!!! IF IT RUNS THAT HIGH ALL THE TIME, HE NEEDS TO BE ON INSULIN. GET HIM TO A DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY!!!


Dorothy and Toto
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DAMAGE FROM DIABETES

Damage to the retina from diabetes (diabetic retinopathy) is a leading cause of blindness.
Damage to the kidneys from diabetes (diabetic nephropathy) is a leading cause of kidney failure.
Damage to the nerves from diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) is a leading cause of foot wounds and ulcers, which frequently lead to foot and leg amputations.
Damage to the nerves in the autonomic nervous system can lead to paralysis of the stomach (gastroparesis), chronic diarrhea, and an inability to control heart rate and blood pressure with posture changes.
Diabetes accelerates atherosclerosis, or the formation of fatty plaques inside the arteries, which can lead to blockages or a clot (thrombus), which can then lead to heart attack, stroke, and decreased circulation in the arms and legs (peripheral vascular disease).
Diabetes predisposes people to high blood pressure and high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These independently and together with hyperglycemia increase the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and other blood vessel complications.
Diabetes predisposes people to high blood pressure and high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These independently and together with hyperglycemia increase the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and other blood vessel complications.
Many infections are associated with diabetes, and infections are frequently more dangerous in someone with diabetes because the body's normal ability to fight infections is impaired. To compound the problem, infections may worsen glucose control, which further delays recovery from infection.
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According to recent studies conducted by the Pritikin Longevity Center, diabetes starts from too much fat in the diet and insufficient exercise, not malfunction of the pancreas as previously thought. The pancreas continues to produce insulin when you have diabetes but the body becomes insulin resistant. Research has shown that over 90% of diabetes cases can be CURED with diet and exercise. That means that you don't have to have limbs removed due to diabetes-induced gangrene. You don't have to go blind or suffer cardiovascular abnormalities because of diabetes. You can actually REVERSE these conditions with diet (nutrition, not weight loss) and exercise, and the removal of parasites and candida.

Watch the 8-minute non-profit video http://www.rawfor30days.com/view.html , about diabetes diet.
Best of luck.


'Lissa
Why do I need to treat high blood sugar?

High blood sugar levels that are somewhat higher than your target range may cause symptoms such as increased thirst and increased urination. If early high blood sugar is not treated, the level may continue to rise very high. This can be a life-threatening situation.

When your blood sugar level rises above 200 mg/dL, your kidneys will eliminate some of the extra sugar through your urine. Along with sugar, the kidneys release large amounts of fluid, which causes increased urination. If your blood sugar level continues to rise and you do not drink enough liquids to replace the lost fluids, you can become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to a high blood sugar emergency.

Both of the following high blood sugar emergencies can become life-threatening:

* If you have type 2 diabetes, you are at risk for a high blood sugar emergency called a hyperosmolar state. A hyperosmolar state can develop if your blood sugar is consistently very high, such as above 600 mg/dL, and you become dehydrated. It is easy to overlook early symptoms of a hyperosmolar state. Usually, you have increased urination for several days before a hyperosmolar state develops. You may not always have increased thirst and may become dehydrated from not drinking enough liquids.

* If you have type 1 diabetes, you are at risk for a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). People with type 2 diabetes whose bodies produce little or no insulin also are at risk for DKA, which can occur if your blood sugar levels are consistently high, such as above 250 mg/dL, and you become dehydrated. In ketoacidosis, your body burns protein and fat rather than sugar for energy, causing acids and ketones to build up in your blood. These ketones can be partially released into your urine. If ketoacidosis develops, you need emergency care immediately to keep the condition from getting worse.

High blood sugar emergencies often develop because of some underlying condition that may not be obvious, such as a heart attack, infection, surgery, pregnancy, or undiagnosed diabetes.


Dr. House
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See the two previous answers which in my opinion are e xcellent. Apart from this let me add this : at these glucose levels your brother is seriously- and I mean seriously- damaging a) his kidneys b) his hart bloodvessels and c) his retinas. He is in a serious risk of : a) diabetic coma, b) hart infarct c) pielonephritis and d) -in the medium run: blindness : yes as in no see. Oh I forgot: e)loss of limbs due to gangrene induced amputation. He has to be stabilized stat if you want to limit the damage before it gets irreversible. If I sound scary it is on purpose: I meant to scare you and him.


Lyndee
Numerous bad things can take place in his body while having continuous high sugars. He could go blind; ruin his kidneys; neurapathy in his legs; gangrene in his limbs; heart problems even liver problems;coma,and even death. Sounds like he may need to seek counseling for his physical condition and perhaps his mental conditions as well. He needs help and since he is in denial of it, perhaps you should contact his family physician to inform him or her of what he is doing and not doing. Intervention is the best for him in the long run.


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