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If my blood sugar level runs 300 normal should i be on insulin

I had hurt my arm and went to hospital the doctor checked my blood sugar level and befor i left he told me normal was 300 per desoliter
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649848 tn?1534637300
I'm not sure what the doctor was talking about saying that normal blood glucose was 300 per dL.  

"For someone without diabetes, a fasting blood sugar on awakening should be under 100 mg/dl. Before-meal normal sugars are 70–99 mg/dl. “Postprandial” sugars taken two hours after meals should be less than 140 mg/dl"

Anyone I've ever known with a blood sugar level of 300 needed to be put on insulin to bring it down... If that's what your blood sugar reading was, you should talk to your doctor and have further tests because that's too high...
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thank youj the last time i went to the doctor they didnt send me for blood work didnt check my feet nothing they gave me a new meter. and that was my reason for the visit to see about this dibebtes
Are you already diabetic?  If so, do you, currently, take something to keep your blood glucose under control?  Blood glucose might run higher for one with diabetes than for someone without, but even at that, your medication might adjustment because 300 is too high.  Please check your level regularly a couple of hours after you eat and be sure to record them, then talk to your doctor and make sure they are aware.  
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