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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:
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 the 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator|
|Last Revised||August 15, 2013|
Last Revised: August 15, 2013
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