How to Manage Dangerously High Blood Sugar Levels

Dangerously high blood sugar levels in diabetes are typically above 240 mg/dL and can lead to complications like diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS).

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, which is common with high blood sugar.

Adjust Medication: Follow your healthcare provider's guidance to adjust insulin or medication dosages.

Monitor Ketones: Check for the presence of ketones in your urine, as elevated ketones can signal DKA, requiring immediate medical attention.

Healthy Eating: Stick to a balanced diet, monitor carbohydrate intake, and avoid high-sugar foods.

Physical Activity: Engage in light exercise to help lower blood sugar, but avoid vigorous activity if ketones are present.

If blood sugar remains dangerously high, seek immediate medical assistance