Hyperglycemia and DKA, Meal Planning, Food and Diet


My teen had highs and moderate ketones from two pump failures. Would it have been okay to give her a snack when she asked for one?

From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

My teen had moderate ketones (1.8 blood ketones) and several consecutive blood sugars over 380 mg/dl [21.1 mmol/L] due to two pump site failures. At 9 p.m., she wanted a snack. Should I have given her the snack? At that time, we switched to injections to give a correction dose and committed to frequent blood sugar checks over the next 5 hours.

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