Was in the ER lastnight due to high Blood sugars & they are high again!
Last night I was feeling "spacey", currently dealing with low blood pressure so I figured that was the culprit. Nope. I took my blood sugar and it said 29.5! That's a Canadian reading which I looked up and is 531 US reading. I freaked out and went to the ER because I'm only on pills that are "modified release" and worried my sugars would go up. Sure enough while waiting in the ER they got as high as 32.8, or 590.4 and I was put on a saline and insulin drip. This brought my sugar down to 6.1 and of course they couldn't leave well enough alone and decided to pump dextrose directly into my veins because my sugars "dropped too fast". Yep you read that right, after going in for extremely high blood sugar levels and finally getting it down they put sugar directly into my veins! They released me when it got back up to 12.8, I ate high protein for lunch when I got home today and it's now 25. UGH. If I eat anything else it will shoot up to 30-33 no doubt and I just don't know what to do! I'm frustrated. So this is kind of a vent because I'm frustrated and sore from all the poking last night/this morning, and I really don't want to go back to the ER tonight.
But I'm also curious if anyone has encountered sugars that are so incredibly out of whack like this? What did you end up doing drug wise for it? And I'm also VERY curious, at what level does your blood sugar hit when you should even go to the ER? Like I said mine got up to 32.8 and the nurse said to me, "well I've seen much higher than that." I kind of felt like I was wasting her time or something but I'm sure that those levels are dangerously high, no?