A Teenager Nearly Died With Blood Sugar Level 20 Times Higher Than An Average Person

Daily consumption of bubble tea was one of the factors for his high blood sugar level.

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A 16-year-old teenager nearly died from an exceedingly high blood sugar level

According to QianJiang Evening News, Xiao Ying had started feeling very thirsty, drinking up to four bottles of water a day.

He also felt nauseous, which led to puking, and had lost a lot of weight.

A few days later, Xiao Ying collapsed and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Zhejiang province, China.

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Doctors discovered that Xiao Ying's blood sugar level was 20 times higher than the average person

The teenager's blood sugar level had hit 124 mmol/L (millimoles per litre), when it should have been between 3.9 and 6.1 mmol/L.

At that time, Xiao Ying's organs had started failing and his body temperature reached a high 39-degree Celcius.

The doctors managed to save his life and transferred him to an intensive care unit for further observation.

It was revealed that the cause of Xiao Ying's high blood sugar level was his poor eating habits

Xiao Ying, who weighed 100 kilograms, had consumed bubble tea, soda, barbecued and fried foods on a daily basis.

The teenager's parents shared that their son usually had a good appetite and often felt hungry.

Xiao Ying was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication that occurs when the body starts breaking down fats at a fast rate, causing the blood to become acidic. 

The doctors shared that the sugar content in the teenager's blood was 2.2 grams which is half the amount of a can of drink at 4.8 grams of sugar.

According to NextShark, Xiao Ying promised to live a healthier lifestyle and start exercising.

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