Signs and Symptoms

What to Do

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Tired/no energy
  • Behavioral changes
  • Grumpy
  • Bed wetting
  • Stomachache
  • Blurry vision
If there is a pattern of three or more blood sugar readings over 180 at the same time of day:
  1. Phone Children's Hospital Diabetes Educator at: (510) 428-3885, ext. 5320
  2. Please leave 5 days worth of current blood sugar results on the voice mail.
  3. We will review the blood sugar results and call you back with an insulin adjustment.

If Blood Glucose Is Over 250 Twice in a Row, or if Your Child Is Sick, Check Urine for Ketones

If Trace or Small Ketones

If Moderate or Large Ketones

If there are trace or small ketones, drink lots of water, and keep testing until they are negative.

Call the doctor immediately to order extra insulin and receive medical guidance. Please have blood sugar and ketone results ready.

During office hours (9 AM to 4:30 PM):

  • Phone: (510) 428-3654 (option 5)

If after hours/weekend/holiday:

  • Phone: (510) 428-3000 Ask to speak to the endocrinologist (diabetes doctor) on call.