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Hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia is an increase in blood sugar. Hyperglycemia is usually the first sign of diabetes mellitus.

What Causes Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia can be caused by many different things. Some common causes are:

  • Eating more food than is in your diet plan
  • Taking less insulin than is prescribed
  • Infection or illness
  • Injury
  • Surgery
  • Emotional stress

Depending on the cause, hyperglycemia may develop in hours or days. If the cause is eating too much, the blood sugar will be higher in a few hours. If the cause is infection or illness, hyperglycemia will develop within a few days.

What are the Symptoms of Hyperglycemia?

Common symptoms of hyperglycemia are:

  • Frequent urination
  • Thirst
  • Excessive hunger
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Unexplained weight loss

Can Hyperglycemia be Treated?

Yes, treatment options depend on the cause.

Complications of Hyperglycemia

If not treated properly, hyperglycemia can cause diabetic ketoacidosis and coma.

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