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Hyperglycemia and diabetes. ..What's the difference?Can it rapidly turn to diabetes?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
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In brief: Symptom v. Diagnosis

Hyperglycemia is a symptom (high blood sugar) and diabetes is a diagnosis which is determined after blood work and evaluation.

In brief: Symptom v. Diagnosis

Hyperglycemia is a symptom (high blood sugar) and diabetes is a diagnosis which is determined after blood work and evaluation.
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology

In brief: Read on !

Diabetes occurs when you do not make enough Insulin (type 1 ) or your demands for Insulin is higher than the amount of Insulin (type 2 ) lack of Insulin which causes the sugar to enter cells causes high blood sugar.
Under normal circumstances blood sugar should not go higher than 180 (the renal threshold ) hyperglycemia beyond this figure indicates absolute or relative lack of insulin.

In brief: Read on !

Diabetes occurs when you do not make enough Insulin (type 1 ) or your demands for Insulin is higher than the amount of Insulin (type 2 ) lack of Insulin which causes the sugar to enter cells causes high blood sugar.
Under normal circumstances blood sugar should not go higher than 180 (the renal threshold ) hyperglycemia beyond this figure indicates absolute or relative lack of insulin.
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