High blood sugar!

momwith juvie
By momwith juvie Latest Reply 2009-02-24 01:46:07 -0600
Started 2009-02-23 18:10:53 -0600

I understand that low blood sugar is not something we want to experiance on a daily basese.We are taught to learn the symptoms,and how to respond to them as quick as we can.My problem is high blood sugar.When my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,his blood sugar was 1600,his body temp was below normal,vomiting,frequent urination(smelled like an orange tree),fruity breath.maybe i am making myself to sound like a bad mom,but we thought he had the flu at first ,then he just got sicker and sicker.Afte he was diagnosed,we learned how to take care of him,hell he does it now.But it is so hard to tech him highs.the come quick and stay long.signs are not as esy to catch as a low.my son is low at 45,double vision,sweaty.we try to work on the highs but when he does figure out he is high ,it's 500 or 400.We dont like those.does anyone have ides or suggestions on how to work out sighns when your high!


5 replies

jsd2005
jsd2005 2009-02-24 01:46:07 -0600 Report

oftentimes, it is extremely difficult to tell when blood sugars are high. The classic signs are the three P's Polydyspsia, polyphasia and polyphasia. Excessive hunger, thirst and excessive urination. Our bodies adjust or compensate to to
these symptoms. We may also experience abdominal pain for no known reason. These are all signs to see a Dr. As we can go into ketoacidosisis. A dangerously high sugar.

One suggestion is to dipstick urine when we aren't feeling well. As this will tell us is we have keystones in the urine. Keystones are the breakdown is our body that demonstrate if we are using muscle to make energy

Maybe this doesn't help much However, I can tell you high sugars can make you dangerously sick. It affect all organs Read as much as possible and hopefully this will help.
Good
Luck

p'sg a sE

dyanne
dyanne 2009-02-24 00:23:56 -0600 Report

I know when mine is high I can get kind of silly at times. Also very thirsty and constantly in the bathroom !!! I also get very tired. Is he a good candidate for the pump ??? I have heard a lot of good things about it on this site and it seems to help keep bs more under control.
good luck to you
dyanne

Avera
Avera 2009-02-23 22:27:27 -0600 Report

Hello,

Robin gave you the information in her post that you need. The link that she provided is an excellent one. Please take the time to read it.

You mentioned that your child is learning how to take care of himself. How old is your son? I suggest that you let your doctor know as soon as possible just what is going on concerning these highs. Ask your doctor how he feels about your son's highs. The doctors can tell you best what to actually look for because every person's diabetes is different.

He probably even has some books you can use to help teach your son. ALWAYS, ask the doctor. He will be able to pick out some exact things for you to teach your son.

Don't wait for the next scheduled appointment, call the doctor and tell him that you need some help NOW. That is what they are there for.

Hope this helps.

Avera

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-23 21:12:47 -0600 Report

Here are some symptoms of high blood sugar, I am also including the URL for the website that has other helpful information about high blood sugar readings, what causes them, how to treat them , etc. Hope this helps!

Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Sugar Levels

The signs of high blood sugar include:

* Peeing a lot: The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the blood by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. People with diabetes need to urinate more often and in larger amounts.
* Drinking a lot: Because a person is losing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she can get very thirsty.
* Losing weight even though your appetite has stayed the same: If there isn't enough insulin to help the body use glucose, the body breaks down muscle and stored fat instead in an attempt to provide fuel to hungry cells.
* Feeling tired: Because the body can't use glucose for energy properly, a person may feel unusually tired.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/diabetes_basics/wh...

What I copied and pasted here is from the middle of the article but there is a lot of information about high blood sugar readings.

~Robin