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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. Marlon Levy
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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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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 
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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

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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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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 isnt 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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Diabetes (Definition)

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