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Doctor insights on: How Can A Doctor Tell The Difference Between Hypoglycemia And Hyperglycemia

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Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

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


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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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Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Increasing : Hypoglymia will trigger a sympathetic response increasing hr and bp. During hyperglycemia, if you are diabetic, the response will be lighter or none, depending in complications associated like hyperoamolar state and ketoacidosis, when the response will be stronger. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is being hungry, dizzy, and shaky a sign of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia more: likely. It is not prudent to rely on these symptoms alone. You may wish to get your blood sugar testes when these symptoms occur. Hand held analyzers available in drug stores will do the job. ...Read more

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When after eating should I measure for reactive hypoglycemia & hyperglycemia?

When after eating should I measure for reactive hypoglycemia & hyperglycemia?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...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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Is it worth it to get a home blood sugar monitor if you have hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia?

Is it worth it to get a home blood sugar monitor if you have hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia?

Definitely yes: Hypoglycemia is way more dangerous than hyperglycemia and should be prevented. Hyperglycemia is seldom life threatening, whereas hypoglycemia often is. ...Read more