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    Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services right away if your child:

    • Has symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), such as:
      • Blurred vision.
      • Trouble staying awake or trouble being woken up.
      • Fast, deep breathing.
      • Breath that smells fruity.
      • Belly pain, not feeling hungry, and vomiting.
      • Feeling confused.
    • Has passed out (lost consciousness) or has suddenly become very sleepy or confused. (Your child may have very low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia.)
    Emergency Care for Low Blood Sugar

    Call a doctor if your child:

    Sick-Day Guidelines for People With Diabetes
    • Has blood sugar that stays higher than the level the doctor has set for your child, for example, 240 mg/dL for two or more readings.
    • Has blood sugar that stays lower than the level the doctor has set for your child, for example, 70 mg/dL for two or more readings.
    • Has symptoms of low blood sugar, such as:

    Check with your doctor if your child:

    Who to see

    Health professionals who may care for a child who has with type 1 diabetes include:

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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