Accuchek Performa Glucometer shows some unusual results. Most of the common people they don’t know what it is and what they want to do.
Blood glucose may
be higher than the measuring range of the system. If the result showing “HI” Your blood glucose maybe over 600mg ( 33.3mmol/L )
The high blood sugar is also called Hyperglycaemia. This is an emergency. Especially if you aren’t already diagnosed with diabetes or under a doctor’s care. It’s an emergency not because those very high blood sugars will lead to complications. two different disorders that can occur when your blood sugar is very high that can kill you within hours.
One is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is a condition that usually occurs in people who are not making any insulin at all. Usually this means someone with a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
The symptoms of DKA are high blood sugars (300 mg/dl or higher ) and excessive thirst, frequent urination, nausea and vomiting, Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, Weakness or fatigue, shortness of breath, fruity-scented breath, and confusion. Under medical supervision DKA can managed by intravenous insulin and fluids.
The other dangerous condition associated with very high blood sugars is the hyperosmolar hyperglycemic State.(HHS) Untreated this condition leads to coma and death. HHS may develop over a course of days or weeks, unlike DKA which develops suddenly. Symptoms include very high blood sugar (over 600 mg/dl) and: drowsiness and lethargy, delirium, coma, seizures, visual changes or disturbances, hemiparesis (one sided paralysis), and sensory deficits. Patients with HHS do not typically report abdominal pain, which is often seen in DKA.
Blood glucose may
be lower than the measuring range of the system.
Also known as hypoglycemia, low blood sugar can be a dangerous condition.
The blood sugar is considered low when it drops below 70 mg/dL. Immediate treatment for such low blood sugar levels is important. You can either eat food or take glucose tablets.
Low blood sugar symptoms can occur suddenly. They include:
blurry vision, rapid heartbeat, sudden mood changes, sudden, nervousness, unexplained fatigue, pale skin, headache, hunger, shaking, sweating, difficulty, sleeping, skin tingling, trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
Your blood sugar can drop so quickly you may not even have warning symptoms. When this occurs, you can faint, experience a seizure, or even go into a coma.
Very low blood sugar is a medical emergency. If you know that someone is diabetic and they are experiencing these symptoms, get them to eat something. It is more important to treat a low blood sugar than to be concerned about a short-term blood sugar spike.