Hi there, I was in my drs office for a follow up from ER. In her office I had very high BP, fast pulse and felt very weak faint. and have been having left chest pain/cramping.I have Celiac and MS and my dr is just trying to figure out why I have felt like this for 3 or so weeks. I have a King of Hearts moniter on also per my Dr. I am not sure what the IV Solution was I think just saline or something? I have been Prediabetic for a few months so when I had a high Glucose Level my dr wants to see me so I will see her on Wednesday. Thanks for your input
Hi I just read this - and yes the Dextrose or glucose 5% can raise your blood sugars especially if you are fasting. When I was hospitalized during a recent surgery they gave me that and my sugars spiked into the 170's.
I am sorry to hear you also have MS and Celiac Disease not sure what meds you take for those but it seems like just about every thing out there can mess with our sugars. Stress can also raise the blood sugars.
The best recommendation I can give because I am not a doctor or nurse would be is to buy a glucose meter and test strips from Walmart (less expensive) and test your morning sugars as soon as you get up before eating anything.
I have been told 2 morning readings above 126 is an indication of someone heading into diabetes. Also you could test 2 hours after eating a meal I was told to stay below 160 on the test strip. If you do have consistent high numbers I would also suggest going to see an endocrine Dr. I hope this helps Deb.
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