What Causes High Blood Sugar Levels in a Person With Diabetes?
Managing diabetes is like a three-way balancing act because you have to watch: • the medicines you take (insulin or pills) • the food that you eat • the amount of exercise you do All three need to be balanced. If any one of these is off, blood sugar levels can be, too. Your parents and doctor can help you with this balancing act. In general, higher than normal blood glucose levels can be caused by: • not taking your diabetes medicine when you’re supposed to or not taking the right amounts • eating more food than your meal plan allows (without adjusting your insulin or diabetes pills) • not getting enough exercise • having an illness, like the flu • taking other kinds of medicines that affect how your diabetes medicines work Keeping blood sugar levels close to normal can be hard sometimes, and nobody’s perfect. Grown-ups can help you stay in balance if you have diabetes. Sometimes blood sugar levels can be high because you’re growing and your doctor needs to make some changes in your di