Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 28, 2005
Hyperglycemia and DKA, Type 2
Question from Warsaw, Indiana, USA:
I tested my blood sugar three hours after a meal and it is 314 mg/dl [17.4 mmol/L]. What can I do to bring it down? How bad is this?
The value of 314 mg/dl [17.4 mmol/L] is very high. You are probably experiencing symptoms on a daily basis from high blood sugars. These would include frequent urination, thirst, and blurring of vision. You need to see a physician to help you bring your blood sugar down. If you do not change your control, you are on a course to develop the complications of diabetes. At two hours after meals, most people without diabetes have blood sugars less than 140 m/dl [7.8 mmol/L]. This gives you some idea of how high yours really is. I would recommend seeking help as soon as you can.