I also agree with Richard and Ruby. A non-Diabetic would not have a high number like 411 unless they were on a medication for another condition such as Prednisone, etc. Those types of meds. can put even a non-Diabetic into sky-high numbers. You may also have something else going on that could raise your sugar level.
That's Very unfortunate that you cannot see a Dr. without Insurance. If you are able to see a Dr. at the Hospital however, I would suggest that you do that ASAP.
Ruby has mentioned some Good foods to eat after you are diagnosed. I would not eat too much right now though since most of these foods do still have carbs in them which would raise your sugars more or maintain your present high. I doubt if you are hungry but do try to have something. Eggs, plain cheese, cottage cheese, sugar-free jello and yogurt, some unprocessed meats, etc. Drink water, tea, coffee, sugarless pop. Preferrably not much milk since it raises the blood sugar.
I also would not exercise at this point, if your sugar is that high since that could also raise it higher.
Test your sugars in the morning, before meals and 1 1/2-2 hours later. Write the results, times tested, food eaten and when.
They should do an A1c and and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test(OGTT).
Please seek medical help soon and let us know how you are doing.
HI Christy . I agree with what everyone has already told you and would like to add thisI had my mother in law test my blood sugar level with her monitor it was done around 3pm I didn't eat anything that day,the results were very high (411) my question is could my not eating all day have had anything to do with that high of a reading
Hi Christy.First of all I want to thank you all for replying to my question so quickly.
My husband was on the phone with our insurance and it should be reinstated within a week or so no later. My dad is sending me a brand new spare monitor he had so I can at least monitor my levels till I do see the doctor. I have been really watching what I eat and I've been drinking lots of water.
I am taking this very seriously and if I do test that high again before I can get in to see my doctor I won't wait until our insurance is reinstated I will go to the ER. I will check back in and let you know how everything is going.
Thanks again for all your help
Hi Christy,I went back to the doctor, he upped my Lantus to 30 units 20 in the morning and 10 in the evening I still have to take the Metformin twice a day and he also put me on Novalog on a sliding scale. I'm starting to feel like a big pin cushion, I've been doing really good watching what I eat it hasn't been as hard as I though it was going to be and I have lost some weight which is a good thing