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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)

For your child, hyperglycemia is a blood sugar level that is above their target range.  It is expected that your child will have some blood sugars that are above or below their target range at times, but it is our goal that at least three quarters of their blood sugars will be within their target range.

The following video explains what causes high blood sugars, symptoms to look for, and how to treat it.  It will also discuss a dangerous condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (D.K.A.) which can occur if high blood sugars are not corrected. 

Watch the following video, and refer back to it as often as needed