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Wed Jul 03 09:45:13 UTC 2013

Could you refer me to a position statement or clinical practice guideline that discusses home management of hyperglycemia?
Asked By: millergr  
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At what level of glycemia should a patient check for ketones? At what level of glycemia should a patient contact his/her physician? What are sick day guidelines?
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2013-12-02 21:21:43.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

You pose several important issues associated with proper management of diabetes. There are multiple causes of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Treatment would depend on its cause.

Your physician could help you establish target blood glucose levels for various situations, as well as when it would be appropriate to contact him/her for assistance.

You are encouraged to enroll in diabetes education classes for details of diabetes management. You would obtain guidance from diabetes educators and be able to share strategies with other class participants.

In the meantime, be sure to read about hyperglycemia and tips on handling a high.

Also learn more about how to manage blood glucose during illness and injury!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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