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how exactly does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I am often confused with hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. What is the difference?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Low or high sugar: Hypoglycemia is the term for blood glucose that is below normal range, and hyperglycemia is term for blood glucose above normal. In healthy people Insulin from pancreas regulates the amount of glucose in the blood by increasing cellular uptake of glucose after we eat. Hypoglycemia is corrected by eating and hyperglycemia requires medication to correct it.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

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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 above what's considered normal.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do you have hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia if you have diabetes?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hyperglycemia: Diabetics always have high glucose unless they get Insulin or glucose lowering drug!
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetes?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Different stage: Hyperglycemia just means your blood sugar is high. You may or may not be diabetic. If it's chronically elevated above a certain level (>126 for a fasting sugar) then we call it diabetes.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why is hyperglycemia more dangerous than diabetic ketoacidosis?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
It is not: It depends on the degree of hyperglycemia but diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) is very dangerous and potentially "deadly." hyperglycemia can sometime be treated with increasing fluid intake, increasing Insulin or oral medication dosages (outpatient) whereas DKA patients are typically hospitalized for IV fluid and IV Insulin treatment.

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