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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)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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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 
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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

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more