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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

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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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


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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 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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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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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 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

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If I have hyperglycemia & HbA1c (type 2 diabetes) can I make desserts with canderel or other artificial sweetener Thanks?

If I have hyperglycemia & HbA1c (type 2 diabetes) can I make desserts with canderel or other artificial sweetener Thanks?

Diabetes: Yes, you can make desserts with those artificial sweeteners. The key thing with diabetes is to avoid overindulgence. You can negate the benefits of using such sweeteners if you eat too much of them. Make sure to keep your portion sizes down and pay back any excess via regular cardiovascular exercises, like walking, swimming, zumba etc., or what ever exercise you enjoy. ...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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What's the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in type 1 diabetics?

What's the difference between hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in type 1 diabetics?

Compensation: Hyperglycemia just means that the blood sugar is high. If you have taken enough Insulin so that there is active metabolism going on, the sugar will eventually be noprmalized - even though you may have to raise the dose of Insulin to do this. If the Insulin is totally inadequate, the body begins to burn fat instead of sugar. The fat leads to ketones and then acidosis as everything gets worse. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell the difference between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

How can a doctor tell the difference between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia?

Sugar levels: Hypo- too low. Hyper- too high blood tests will tell you/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Can diabetes start as hypoglycaemia and become hyperglycaemia at a later time? Does it typically start this way?

Can diabetes start as hypoglycaemia and become hyperglycaemia at a later time? Does it typically start this way?

No: Hypoglycemia as a manifestation of undiagnosed diabetes is not a generally recognized feature. You may consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Diabetes. Org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can l request an antibody test for diabetes? I have hyperglycaemia, very strong symptoms ie: thirst & frequent urination. Have Graves D. Fit & healthy

Can l request an antibody test for diabetes? I have hyperglycaemia, very strong symptoms ie: thirst & frequent urination. Have Graves D. Fit & healthy

Different test: An antibody test is not the way to make a diagnosis of diabetes. It can be done by testing blood levels of glucose in fasting state, or if needed by a glucose tolerance test. An alternative test is for A1c. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for the diagnosis and if have diabetes for the management of the disease.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Hba1c=6, 6% diagnosis diabetes. Metformine for 6m hba1c=6, 2%.So I tested glycemia every 2 h for 2days, never hyperglycaemia:healing or wrong diagnosis?

Several points.: Glycemia test while on diabetic medication isn't entirely valid. The AiC of 6.6% with treatment makes it very UNlikely to NOT be a diabetic (its very high for normal; pretty good for diabetic WITH TREATMENT). At really good levels, getting slightly better and moving into the category of not diabetic, impaired glycemic control occurs, but I think diabetic is more accurate. ...Read more

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What are the differences between diabetic neuropathy, angiopathy and hyperglycemia?

What are the differences between diabetic neuropathy, angiopathy and hyperglycemia?

Massive differences: Neuropathy is nerve damage.It often causes unpredictable pain or symptoms like numbness, weird sensations (paresthesias), hyperalgesia (very severe pain) or allodynia (pain from normally non-painful stimuli).Angiopathy is disease of the blood vessels that can cause leakage, blockage, or breakage of vessels. Hyperglycemia means "blood sugar" as in diabetes.It can lead to the other 2 problems. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

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 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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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more