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Doctor insights on: A Differential Diagnosis Of Hyperglycemia

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How can I avoid or treat hyperglycemia?

How can I avoid or treat hyperglycemia?

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 fasting, >200 non fasting)have difficulty metabolizing glucose thus producing hyperglycemia. Decreasing the consumption of high carbohydrate food content, exercising, avoiding soft drinks, sweets, taking your medication if you are a diabetic may help. ...Read more

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How do you treat prednisilone-induced hyperglycemia?

How do you treat prednisilone-induced hyperglycemia?

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 only temporary, hopefully everything will revert to normal after you are weaned off. ...Read more

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What are the health effects associated with hyperglycemia?

What are the health effects associated with hyperglycemia?

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 hyperglycemia leads to the microvascular complications of diabetes. These are diabetic retinopathy and possible vision loss or blindness, neuropathy and increased risk of amputation of a lower limb, and nephropathy possibly leading to kidney dialysis. ...Read more

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Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

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. ...Read more

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Can heroin cause hyperglycemia?

Can heroin cause hyperglycemia?

I am not sure: Representatives from the U.S. National institutes of health (nih), the american diabetes association (ada), and the juvenile diabetes research foundation (jdrf) report that they are unaware of any such studies on the topic of illicit drug use and blood glucose control. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hyperglycemia?

How can I prevent hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia: The biggest reason for hyperglycemia in this day is obesity. I am an orthopedic surgeon, yet there is not a day that goes by that I do not see several morbidly obese patients. The majority of them are hyperglycemic and type ii diabetes. Some patients may be hyperglycemic and normal weight. For those patients they should be seeing their endocrinologist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

No: There is no evidence that Pantoprazole or related protein pump inhibitors cause elevated blood sugars. ...Read more

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Is hyperglycemia the same as diabetes?

Is hyperglycemia the same as diabetes?

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 does not give you the diagnosis of diabetes. ...Read more

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What does hyperglycemia do to a fetus?

What does hyperglycemia do to a fetus?

Great question!: Macrosomia (large fetus, >4 kilos or 9 lbs), polyhydramnios, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pyelectasis, cerebral ventriculomegaly, fetal death are all possible consequences of maternal hyperglycemia. The more prolonged the hyperglycemia and the more severe the worse the outcomes. Periconceptional hyperglycemia can increase miscarriage, structural anomalies as well. See a maternal-fetal medicine md! ...Read more

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How does anesthesia cause hyperglycemia?

How does anesthesia cause hyperglycemia?

It doesn't: Anesthesia does not cause hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia can be caused by stress, and surgery can cause stress. ...Read more

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How is ketoacidosis related to hyperglycemia?

How is ketoacidosis related to hyperglycemia?

Poor control: Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to dka (diabetic ketoacidisis). ...Read more

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Why is albuminuria a result of hyperglycemia?

Why is albuminuria a result of hyperglycemia?

Sugar damages kidney: Uncontrolled hyperglycemia (high sugar) as seen in diabetes
damages all of the organs of the body including the kidneys.
Damaged kidney then leaks protein (albumin) into urine and you get albuminuria. Progression of this problem can lead to kidney failure, that's why is so important to control diabetes and hyperglycemia. ...Read more

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Does acute hyperglycemia affect nerve function?

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Does acute hyperglycemia affect nerve function?

Yes: The duration and severity of hyperglycemic episodes are major risk factors for the development of diabetic neuropathy. The process for this is not entirely well understood likely because there are multiple effects of high blood sugar on disrupting nerve cell function and tipping the balance from cell repair to nerve cell death. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have hyperglycemia with no diabetes?

Is it possible to have hyperglycemia with no diabetes?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

May be quite varied!: Hypoglycemia: shakiness, sweating, hunger, palpitations. If severe: confusion, lethargy, seizure, or coma could occur.
Hyperglycemia: no symptoms if mild (that's what's so dangerous over long periods of time). If severe: frequent urination, ravenous thirst. If not addressed over long periods of time, damage to kidneys, nerves, eyes, and blood vessels can result. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

Can someone please explain hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

Abnormal blood sugar: Hyper=high hypo=low glycemia=sugar in blood or bs
low bs is <62mg/dl; high bs depends on pre- or post-meal status. High pre meal bs is >110mg/dl or >126mg/dl
high 2 hour post meal bs is>140 or >180mg/dl depending on whether diabetes has been diagnosed or not. In general, a 'target' bs of 100-180mg/dl for diabetic is good. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetes?

What is the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetes?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia?

What is the difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia?

One 2 hi, one 2 low: If u fast for 8 hours (FBS) blood sugar should be between 70 and 100. Hypo=low, hyper=high, glyc=sugar, emia=in the blood. If ur FBS is repeatedly between 100-126, you are in a state known as 'impaired glucose tolerance'. If ur FBS > 126, you are diabetic, which is by far the cause of hyperglycemia. Hypoglycemia usually is caused by too much Insulin in blood, or too strong rx of diabetes. ...Read more

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Hyperglycemia question? How long does it take to drop with insulin?

Many variables: It will depend on several variables: type of insulin, dose, blood sugar level, type and amount of food and degree of Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Hyperglycemia and diabetes.. What's the difference? Can it rapidly turn to diabetes?

Hyperglycemia and diabetes.. What's the difference? Can it rapidly turn to diabetes?

Symptom v. Diagnosis: Hyperglycemia is a symptom (high blood sugar) and diabetes is a diagnosis which is determined after blood work and evaluation. ...Read more

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Omg! I found out asking questions here that what I have is hypoglycemia not hyperglycemia. Now what do I need to do next?

Omg! I found out asking questions here that what I have is hypoglycemia not hyperglycemia. Now what do I need to do next?

6 little meals a day: Hypoglycemia is often helped by eating small, frequent meals through the day. Be sure to eat protein and carbohydrates together to avoid a high spike of blood sugar, followed by a deep 'crash.' hypoclycemia can make you feel sweaty, shaky, clammy, or dizzy. But eating regularly can help prevent these symptoms. Stay away from sugary treats and emphasize vegetables and fruits. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

Sugar production: Glucagon made by the body tells your liver to make more sugar, and when all systems are functioning properly, should not cause 'hyper'glycemia...Should result in normal sugars. Bottled glucagon given by injection as a medication an cause transient hyperglycemia because the dose is large, and that is its intended effect. ...Read more

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Do you have hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia if you have diabetes?

Hyperglycemia: Diabetics always have high glucose unless they get Insulin or glucose lowering drug! ...Read more

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Can meth cause hyperglycemia?

Yes, it can: Yes, it is known that it can cause this by a number of mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

If low enough: Hypoglycemia levels that are very low ie less than 30. May deprive the brain of much needed glucose and precpitate a seizure. ...Read more

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Why does hyperglycemia cause glycosuria?

Osmosis: High sugar in the blood is filtered through osmosis, by the kidney, into the urine, causing glycosuria. This results in an "osmotic diuresis" in which there is an increased volume of urine, leading to dehydration. ...Read more

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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more