If you think your blood sugar level may be
high or low, do a
home blood sugar test-do not wait until you have
If your doctor has given you specific instructions to
follow for high or low blood sugar levels, be sure to follow those
instructions. Be sure to follow your treatment plan if you get the flu, a cold,
or have surgery.
If you are pregnant and have diabetes, follow your
doctor's instructions for high or low blood sugar levels.
Do you have symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis? Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include:Flushed, hot, dry skin.A strong, fruity breath odor.Restlessness, drowsiness or difficulty waking up. Young children may lack interest in their normal activities.Rapid, deep breathing.Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and vomiting.Confusion.
Do you have signs of infection? These signs may include:Increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around the affected area.Red streaks extending from the affected area.Drainage of pus from the area.