Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) Hyperglycemia is the medical term for abnormally high blood sugar. High blood sugar occurs when insulin does not control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Therefore, it often is a precursor to diab
If your blood sugar is above 200 mg/dl and you do nothing, does the cells of the body eventually allow the glucose to enter?
I dont want to scare you too much, sweetie! However, those are high readings and the blood sugars do need to be in control! I am happy to see that you did, finally, get them under control, though! Did you figure out what cuased them to be out of control in the first place?? Were you under extra stress from school, home, friend problems, or anything else?? Was it something you ate/your diet?? Have you been sick?? Pretty much anything can cause the blood sugar to go up quite a ways for a few days! Once you know what caused it, you can know how to handle it next time that problem arises next time! :)As for how this can affect you when you get older, I dont want to scare you too much, but I do think that you are old enough to hear the facts about diabetes! These are things I even knew at your age (I have had diabetes all my life and I am now 44)! First, what you do and what your blood sugar is now/today, will affect you exactly one year from today! For example, if your blood sugars are really high for a month in a row today, they will affect you negatively in a year! If your blood sugars are in excellent control now for a month now, they will affect you positively in a year! Does this make sense! Second, diabetes can age your body by 10 years! This means that you may be 15 years old, but your body is 25 because of the diabetes! This does not mean that you can go out and do the same things that a 25 year old does; this means that you need to take extra special care of the body you have because of the fact that it is aging a bit faster than others from the diabetes!Third, you need to learn how to become your own doctor when it comes to your diabetes! I think you are learning that now by knowing that your high blood sugars for a few days can possibly cause complications later on in life! Only you know what you are feeling on the inside, how your body reacts when your blood sugars are high, low, or normal! The doctors, your parents, and no one else knows this! You are old enough now to be telling others how you feel when these things happen, so you need to be your own advocate and be sure to tell them! It sounds like you do this already! Good for you!Fourth, I dont think that having your blood sugars high for only a few days will give you complications later on in life! What can/will give you complications later on in life is when a person doesnt take care of their diabetes over the long-term, say for a year, two years, or even several years, or even denies having diabetes! It is when a person lets their diabetes get totally out of control, high blood sugars are a constant thing, their A1cs are extremely high all the time, and they refuse to take care of themselves in any way! They are the ones that will have complications long before someone who takes excellent care of themselves! Put it this way, I was a foolish teenager, rebellious about my diabetes and wanted to be like everyone else, didnt want diabetes anymore! I didnt take care of my diabetes like I should have! It ended up out of control! By the time I met my husband at 20 years old, I was totally out of control! It took nearly 3 years to get me under control! By then, the damage was already done! I now have a few complications that have shown up here and there over the years, am now blind in one eye, and can no longer drive! I learned too late that taking excellent care of myself could/would have prevented all this!Please take excellent care of yourself! It sounds as if you are already doing that by asking for help and being worried about a few days of bad tests!
What happens sugar levels are too high? After a meal the blood sugar level rises and an appropriate amount of insulin is released. The insulin causes cells
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