Steps for Dealing With High Blood Sugar
Mild to moderately high blood sugar
Follow these steps if blood sugar is over 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) for two or more consecutive checks over a few hours or if blood sugar is over the target range set by your doctor:
Extremely high blood sugar
Follow these steps if your child's blood sugar is over 400 mg/dL. For adults, follow these steps if your blood sugar is over 600 mg/dL. Some blood sugar meters read only levels up to about 400 mg/dL.
After a high blood sugar episode
After blood sugar level has returned to a target range, continue medicine as prescribed by the doctor and check blood sugar levels as directed. Report the episode to the doctor.
Drink extra liquids to replace the fluids lost through the urine. Water and sugar-free drinks are best. Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Also avoid regular soda pop, fruit juice, and other liquids that contain a lot of sugar.
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