High Blood Sugar Symptoms in a Child With Type 2 Diabetes
If your child's blood sugar levels are consistently 200
milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) to 240 mg/dL, he or she may have mild symptoms
of high blood sugar, such as increased urination and increased thirst. Some people may not notice any symptoms when their blood
sugar level is in this range.
A child who does not drink enough
liquids to replace the fluids lost from high blood sugar levels can become
dehydrated and have:
If your child's blood sugar levels are consistently high
(usually above 240 mg/dL), he or she may have moderate to severe symptoms of
high blood sugar. Your child may have blurred vision and drowsiness or
difficulty waking up. If your child is not drinking enough liquids, he or she
may also have symptoms of dehydration, such as:
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Your level is currently
If the level is below 70 and you are experiencing symptoms such as shaking, sweating or difficulty thinking, you will need to raise the number immediately. A quick solution is to eat a few pieces of hard candy or 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey. Recheck your numbers again in 15 minutes to see if the number has gone up. If not, repeat the steps above or call your doctor.
People who experience hypoglycemia several times in a week should call their health care provider. It's important to monitor your levels each day so you can make sure your numbers are within the range. If you are pregnant always consult with your health care provider.
Congratulations on taking steps to manage your health.
However, it's important to continue to track your numbers so that you can make lifestyle changes if needed. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.
Your level is high if this reading was taken before eating. Aim for 70-130 before meals and less than 180 two hours after meals.
Even if your number is high, it's not too late for you to take control of your health and lower your blood sugar.
One of the first steps is to monitor your levels each day. If you are pregnant always consult with your physician.
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