Hello Parkland, and welcome. Ask all you want, as much as you want.
You should start taking care of yourself and do it as fast as you can. Such blood sugar level means you are not doing it.Hello Parkland, and welcome. Ask all you want, as much as you want.
The answer is 'you should be worried,' but blood sugar is dynamic. If you read 485, that does not mean that it still is 485.
As was said, you need to consult with your doctor, but first and foremost, relax, don't let stress make things worse. Stop eating what you are eating, and eliminate carbs and sugars, now. Look around here and on the web for foods you can eat, and only eat what is low carb until you can see your doctor. I could list all the bad things, but they are found everywhere on this forum and with a net search. Stop taking in carbs, and your blood sugar will come down.
Don't know your lifestyle or eating habits, or if you exercise or not but start walking if you aren't, and walk more if you do. Keep your intake to a minimum until you get diagnosed, and give the doctor a chance to help you out.
Its not fatal today or next week, so don't lose too much sleep over it. In fact, lousy sleep, can make BG levels rise, so don't get into a knot over it. Just stop eating the bad things. I don't mean forever, just until you get tested and diagnosed.
It will help your doctor a whole lot, if you can test your BG numbers every morning when you first get up, before you eat anything. These fasting numbers will tell a lot. In fact, tell us what you get if you do test. We just want to help if we can.
You should start taking care of yourself and do it as fast as you can. Such blood sugar level means you are not doing it.
Sounds like a good plan, kooshbal . . . keep us posted on your progress, okay?I am testing more, have an appointment with the Dr and watching carbs and testing more often. The key for me was testing. Will I do better, yes, A1C is a good measurement, but for me it will be watching carbs, testing and keeping my ranges in line. It is going to take some time, but truly a wake up call.
Odds are, you can't "feel" your high blood sugar, so don't depend on how you feel to give you and idea of where you are at.Will I do better, yes, A1C is a good measurement, but for me it will be watching carbs, testing and keeping my ranges in line. It is going to take some time, but truly a wake up call.
Did you say 485? My only thoughts are :boom: