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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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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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Can chest pains and undiagnosed type one diabetes or hyperglycemia be related?

Can chest pains and undiagnosed type one diabetes or hyperglycemia be related?

Chest pains: Undiagnosed type 1 diabetes does not last long before you are whisked off to the Emergency Room. Chest pains at age 18 also require an Emergency Room visit. Please have someone take you there today. Hopefully all of your concerns will be handled well. ...Read more

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If my dad stops smoking, how quickly would he see an improvement with his hyperglycemia (he has type II diabetes)? How much will stopping help?

If my dad stops smoking, how quickly would he see an improvement with his hyperglycemia (he has type II diabetes)?  How much will stopping help?

Not predictable.: The effect is not predictable. It probably won't do anything to his blood sugar numbers, but that is not the purpose of quitting. Quitting smoking will reduce his risk of developing heart, lung, brain and vessel damage. ...Read more

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Why do stress and infection promote hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes?

Why do stress and infection promote hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes?

Diabetes: Stress and infection cause hyperglycemia in everyone. However, since diabetics can't regulate their blood sugar, these events cause a much higher spike in diabetics. ...Read more

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I just wanna ask what is the prevention of having hyperglycemia to a patient with diabetes mellitus?

I just wanna ask what is the prevention of having hyperglycemia to a patient with diabetes mellitus?

Diet, exercise, meds: Routine exercise, maintaining a healthy diabetic diet and adherence with medications. Also see an endocrinologist if diabetes is not well controlled. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm pregnant for 16 weeks i have a hyperglycemia do you think it's a gestational Diabetes or i'm really diabetic cause my 1st preg i wasn't thanks?

Hi, i'm pregnant for 16 weeks i have a hyperglycemia do you think it's a gestational Diabetes or i'm really diabetic cause my 1st preg i wasn't thanks?

Probably diabetic: Gestational diabetes usually does not occur until 27 weeks of gestation. If your sugar is high at 16 weeks, you likely have diabetes or pre-diabetes. In any event, it needs to be treated to ensure the health of your baby. ...Read more

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