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Sources for our articles on Hyperglycemia

Web MD
Endocrine Web
American Diabetes Assn
Mayo Clinic


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Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Nature of Hyperglycemia
Symptoms of Hyperglycemia
Hyperglycemia:  Doing Your Part

How Insulin Works in The Body
About Hyperglycemia
Normal Blood Glucose Ranges
Target Ranges for People with Diabetes
Causes of Hyperglycemia
Diabetes-Related Hyperglycemia
Non-Diabetic Hyperglycemia
Causes of Hyperglycemia Related to Insulin Pump Use
Causes of Hyperglycemia Related to Shot Therapy
Hyperglycemia at Night
High-Fat Meals
Dawn Effect
Somogyi Effect

Treatment for Hyperglycemia
When can I treat hyperglycemia without calling my doctor?
When to Call Your Doctor
Tips for Insulin Pumpers
Treating Morning Hyperglycemia
Bad Insulin?
Complications of Hyperglycemia
Advanced Diabetic Ketoacidosis

How Insulin Works in the Body
Preventing Hyperglycemia During the Day
-- Tips for those on shots
Tips for those on insulin pumps
Preventing Hyperglycemia During the Night
-- Nighttime hyperglycemia from high-fat diet
-- Dawn Effect
-- Somogyi Effect (also called "Rebound Effect")

Related to High Blood Glucose
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
Long-Term Complications
Normoglycemia & Glucose Tests
Normal and Target Blood Glucose Ranges for Diabetics
Morning Fasting Blood
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Ranges (non-pregnant)
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (pregnancy)
Gestational Diabetes Screening:  Glucose Challenge Test (during pregnancy)

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.

You might also be interested in:

Blood Glucose Monitoring Tips

Diabetes-Related Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia in Non-Diabetic Persons
Reactive Hypoglycemia
Fasting Hypoglycemia
Other Causes for Hypoglycemia

Free Publications & Forms

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

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