Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From New Carlisle, Ohio, USA:

My son is 12 years old and, for the past three days, his blood sugar has been reading high and it shows large amounts of ketones. I talked to the doctor and they have had me give en extra sot of insulin and give him a lot of water. It takes a while for it to come down and the ketones go away but they come back. The doctor suggested that he may be getting sick, but he just had a physical and everything was fine. I worry that this is going to cause damage and I worry about a coma. How can I help him with this? He does what he is supposed to and eats what he is supposed to. Does puberty have anything to do with also?


Change the insulin. High glucoses for no reason can be bad insulin. If that doesn't work, and I bet it will, you need to think about illness and then increase the dose.


Original posting 20 May 2004
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA and Insulin


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.