If you have high blood sugar levels and you are on insulin, it may be necessary to increase the dose of your insulin or do a bolus dose.
Some individuals are placed on a sliding scale insulin regimens, with different dose ranges for pre-meal and nighttime insulin based on the blood sugar level measured every day.
Make sure to discuss with your doctor how to compute how much insulin you need to inject when hyperglycemia occurs when you are on insulin. For those not on insulin, it may be given under medical supervision in the emergency room. Blood sugar levels can be rechecked after 15 to 30 minutes after receiving the bolus insulin.
Lastly, Know When To See a Doctor
If this is the first time you are experiencing symptoms of hyperglycemia, definitely head to the emergency room.
They may run some tests to determine if you have diabetes and refer you to an endocrinologist.
Depending on the results of your tests and your risk factors, you may be started on blood sugar-lowering medications.