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Follow these steps if you have
diabetes and your blood sugar is 200 milligrams per
deciliter (mg/dL) to 350 mg/dL.
Follow these steps if your blood sugar is moderately high
(over 350 mg/dL).
Follow these steps if your blood sugar is extremely high
(over 600 mg/dL):
After your blood sugar level has returned to your
target range, continue to take your medicine as prescribed by your
doctor, check your blood sugar levels often, and report the high blood sugar
episode to your doctor.
Drink extra liquids to replace the fluids
lost through your 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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