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If the blood sugar reading is 490 and the person is a

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If the blood sugar reading is 490 and the person is a diabetic, what should he do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 8 years ago.
At the very least, I would suggest calling the person's doctor. If you are not able to contact their doctor, then a visit to the ER is definitely indicated.

Blood sugars in this range are dangerous and should be treated urgently. Only with a complete history would it be ethical for someone to recommend specific dosing suggestions - something that none of the providers on this site could do without examining the person.
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