When your blood glucose levels are high, this is called hyperglycaemia (hyper).
This can happen if you're:
- less active than usual
- not having enough food insulin for the amount of carbohydrate you've eaten
- not having enough background insulin
Your diabetes team will agree your personal blood glucose targets with you.
Non-urgent advice: Speak to your care team if your blood glucose levels are high and you:
- feel very thirsty
- pee more than normal
- feel tired all the time
- lose weight without trying
- have blurred vision
- have fruity-smelling breath
Urgent advice: Contact your diabetes team or go to the emergency department immediately if your glucose level is high and you:
- feel sick or are vomiting
- have ketones in your blood or pee
- have tummy pain
- are breathing rapidly
- are dehydrated
- are struggling to stay awake
You probably need treatment in hospital. Do not delay seeking medical attention.