Hyperglycemia

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Hyperglycemia is aterm used to describe a high level of glucose in the blood[1]. Glucose levels in the blood normally vary within the day. This is normal when you take into account food consumed and excercise. When glucose levels go up insulin is secreted from the beta-cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas and it acts to reduce the glucose level in the blood.

However, in people with diabetes, the body is unable to make insulin (type 1) and the level of glucose in the blood goes unchecked. This can be very dangerous as it can lead to ketoacidosis.

Symptoms of hyperglycemia 

  1. Frequent Urination
  2. Fatigue
  3. Weight loss
  4. Blurred Vision
  5. Thirst[2]

References

  1. http://www.diabetes.co.uk/Diabetes-and-Hyperglycaemia.html
  2. http://www.diabetes.co.uk/Diabetes-and-Hyperglycaemia.html
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