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:
If your child's blood sugar continues to rise, he or she also may have:
A child with very high blood sugar levels may become confused and lethargic or lose consciousness.
Last Revised: July 16, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
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