If your blood sugar levels are
consistently 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) to 350 mg/dL, you may have
mild symptoms of high blood sugar. You may urinate more than usual if you are
drinking plenty of liquids. Some people with
diabetes may not notice any symptoms when their blood
sugar level is in this range. The main symptoms of high blood sugar are:
Young children are unable to
recognize symptoms of high blood sugar. Parents need to do a home blood sugar
test on their child whenever they suspect high blood sugar.
If you have diabetes, you might want to consider strength training. Of course, any regular exercise is important for those with diabetes. Aerobic exercises such as walking or swimming can help you lose weight, improve your heart health, and better control your blood sugar.
Strength training is another form of exercise that is beneficial for those with diabetes. Also known as resistance training, strength training usually involves lifting weights in order to build muscle. You can also increase your...
do not drink enough liquids to replace the fluids lost from high blood sugar
levels, you can become dehydrated. Young children can become
dehydrated very quickly. Symptoms of dehydration
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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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