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Is it possible to have hyperglycemia with no diabetes?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Prediabetes: Hyperglycemia is caused by either not having enough Insulin to carry glucose into your cells (type i) or your cells being insensitive to Insulin (type ii). Prediabetes is a precursor to type ii diabetes that can be reversed with early, aggressive intervention, including regular glucose checks, diet and exercise.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Yes: Some medications like steroids can increase sugar levels, even when you are not a diabetic.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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