Follow these steps if blood sugar is over 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL):
Follow these steps if your child's blood sugar is over 400 mg/dL or if your blood sugar is over 600 mg/dL. Some blood sugar meters read only levels up to about 400 mg/dL.
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jennifer Hone, MD, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism|
|Last Revised||July 1, 2011|
Last Revised: July 1, 2011
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