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A differential diagnosis of hyperglycemia

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Low carbohydrate: Hyperglycemia= blood glucose above the upper limit of normal; if there is no diabetes, it is usually transient; however, patients with diabetes(>126 ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Diet and exercise: In addition to what Dr. Parola advised, regular exercise will help.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
No: No. It can treat hypoglycemia, but can make hyperglycemia worse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Check glucose: Any cortisone based medication, whether oral or injected, will increase a diabetics blood sugar. Watching your diet, checking your blood sugars, and ... Read More
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Steroid diabetes: You can try to control your diet, but the steroids may cause you to need diabetes drugs. Metformin alone may be enough. If the need for steroids is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scofield
Diabetology 33 years experience
There are many.: Acute effects of hyperglycemia can be fatigue, blurred vision, excessive urination and thirst. Over time one may lose weight abnormally. Long term h... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Glucose is an acute phase reactant, which means at times of stress, infection, "fight or flight" situations, your sugar levels may rise, at times abov... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I am not sure: Representatives from the U.S. National institutes of health (nih), the american diabetes association (ada), and the juvenile diabetes research foundat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 45 years experience
No: There is no evidence that Pantoprazole or related protein pump inhibitors cause elevated blood sugars.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Hypergycemia is high blood sugar concentration in the blood. It can occur in diabetics but also in people with pre-diabetes so hyperglycemia alone do... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Great question!: Macrosomia (large fetus, >4 kilos or 9 lbs), polyhydramnios, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pyelectasis, cerebral ventriculomegaly, fetal death are all ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology 42 years experience
It doesn't: Anesthesia does not cause hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia can be caused by stress, and surgery can cause stress.

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