Blood Sugar Very Hig

Patient : Blood sugar is 400, I ate 3 hours ago, how can I lower it quickly or should I go to ER
Doctor :   The information you provided is grossly inadequate to provide a reasonable answer. I would be expecting to know 1. Are you a diabetic? If so how long? 2. What medications are you on? 3. Are you on Insulin? 4. What dose are you taking? 5. Did you skip today’s dose? 6. Did you have a binge meal? 7. Do you have a fever or any other evidence for an infection? If you are already a diabetic (Type 1, I guess by your age) I would suggest you to take an additional dose of insulin top up as prescribed to you (I would prescribe a top up of 12 units actrapid to my patients of type 1 Diabetes) and visit the ER. However if no such advice has been given to you, I would suggest you to call your Doctor/ visit ER immediately. Take care..

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