Follow these steps if you have diabetes and your blood sugar is 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) to 350 mg/dL.
Follow these steps if your blood sugar is moderately high (over 350 mg/dL).
Follow these steps if your blood sugar is extremely high (over 600 mg/dL):
After your blood sugar level has returned to your target range, continue to take your medicine as prescribed by your doctor, check your blood sugar levels often, and report the high blood sugar episode to your doctor.
Drink extra liquids to replace the fluids lost through your urine. Water and sugar-free drinks are best. Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Also avoid regular soda pop, fruit juice, and other liquids that contain a lot of sugar.
Last Revised: July 1, 2011
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