Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Absecon, New Jersey, USA:

What is the highest blood sugar level in a diabetes patient in the United States after being bought in to a hospital emergency room for treatment? Where would one find the answer to this question if you are unable to answer it for me ?


HHNS (hyperglycemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome) is a well recognised, but rare complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. I doubt if it would ever be possible to discover the highest blood sugar ever recorded, but a question and answer at Ask the Diabetes Team cited a blood sugar level of 5600 mg/dl (311.3 mmol/L).


Original posting 30 May 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.