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: Is sick and has blood sugar that cannot be controlled. Has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 6 hours. 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: Sweating. Feeling nervous, shaky, and weak. Extreme hunger and slight nausea. Dizziness and headache. Blurred vision. Confusion. Check with your doctor if your child: Often has problems with high or low blood sugar levels.
Has trouble knowing when his or her blood sugar is low ( hypoglycemia unawareness). Or you have questions or want to know more about diabetes. 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.
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January 28, 2014
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