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Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
Related to High Blood Glucose
Islets of Information
Hyperglycemia is when blood glucose is too high.
There are many reasons for high blood glucose in diabetes.
The two most common are not enough insulin given, or a rebound high after having low blood glucose.
Chronic hyperglycemia leads to long-term diabetes complications.
Having an HbA1c lower than 7 reduces risk of developing long-term complications.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) can occur when blood glucose levels are high.
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Islets of Hope offers many free, printable forms and publications about recognizing and treating low and high blood glucose levels, as well as emergency information to carry with you, and an illustrated guide to injecting glucagon.
Even more information about diabetes can be found in the Yahoo Health Directory
Page Updated 05/01/2006