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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is a term that just mean high blood sugar. This can be caused by many things such as exercise, stress, eating excess sugar and the ultimate diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body can not longer process its sugar out of the blood stream and is sustained or continuous hyperglycemia. Everyone's blood sugar will rise a little after they eat, but most peoples will return ...Read more
Hyperglycemia--: Hyperglycemia is the major feature of diabetes. If you are older with an "apple" build, the best treatment is to debride your diet of simple starches and sugar, and the best medicine id metformin, which will lower serum insulin, because it erases the main problem, Insulin resistance, the cause of vmetabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes! Insulin is the last resort! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Very high sugar levels will suppress appetite somewhat. However, as your sugar levels fall from that elevated level, your appetite may be inappropriately triggered. That is the reasoning behind the use of metformin in weight control- it moderates the blood sugar spikes and minimizes cravings caused by high glycemic foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are in the middle of a hyperglycemia attack would it be best to get an accurate test on the severity of it? Is there home tests?
Yes, but...: Of course there are home tests for blood glucose levels which can tell you how high your glucose is...And you can take extra insulin, if that's what you have, as advised or recommended for that glucose level. But an acute "attack" probably deserves the attention of you primary care physician, endocrinologist, or, if necessary, an emergency room. This is not something to trifle with, it can kill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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