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I am often confused with hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. What is the difference?

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Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry
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In brief: Excess versus deplet

Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar; hyperglycemia is high blood sugar.

In brief: Excess versus deplet

Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar; hyperglycemia is high blood sugar.
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: Low or high sugar

Hypoglycemia is the term for blood glucose that is below normal range, and hyperglycemia is term for blood glucose above normal.
In healthy people Insulin from pancreas regulates the amount of glucose in the blood by increasing cellular uptake of glucose after we eat. Hypoglycemia is corrected by eating and hyperglycemia requires medication to correct it.

In brief: Low or high sugar

Hypoglycemia is the term for blood glucose that is below normal range, and hyperglycemia is term for blood glucose above normal.
In healthy people Insulin from pancreas regulates the amount of glucose in the blood by increasing cellular uptake of glucose after we eat. Hypoglycemia is corrected by eating and hyperglycemia requires medication to correct it.
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