A reading of 160 mg/dl or higher is typically considered high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
Yes, emergency room protocols have blood sugar check as one of the parameters. It may be done in patients with suspicion on deranged blood sugar levels.
Chronic health conditions such as Diabetes have the potential to cause stress, fear & anxiety and depression in the patient, it can be more when the patient is a child. Hence, take steps to recognise and cope these feelings - acknowledge your child's feelings, encourage active health care, build independence, help kids find their strengths, correct their misconceptions, positive reinforcements from friends & teachers, enroll in Diabetes support groups and counselling.
Diagnosed when fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dl or more, post prandial blood sugar of 200 or more with glycated hemoglobin of 6.5% or more.Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise).
Risk factors include being overweight or obese, not being physically active, having prediabetes/ gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy/ polycystic ovary syndrome/ an immediate family member with diabetes/ previously delivered a baby weighing more than 9 pounds (4.1 kilograms) and being of a certain race or ethnicity, such as Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Asian American.