High blood sugar

- Also called “hyperglycaemia”

If you don't take enough insulin, eat more than usual, or if you eat something with a lot of sugar in it, your blood sugar will get high. This is one of the reasons why you cannot eat as much candy as other people.

Your blood sugar can also become high if you are sick and have a fever or if you don’t play or do as much sports as usual.

If your blood sugar is too high, you might:

  • Be very thirsty
  • Have to go to the bathroom all the time
  • Feel hungry
  • Feel tired and sleepy
  • Have trouble seeing straight (things could look blurry), and
  • Feel your legs cramp up

All of these could be because of high blood sugar.

Extreme thirst

If you don’t feel well, always remember to tell your parents, teacher or any other grown-up who is taking care of you and your friends.

Your doctor may have told you to take some special, fast-working insulin. Your parents will know that and help you.

Feeling sleepy