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Hyperglycemia In Diabetes

Print Overview High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) affects people who have diabetes. Several factors can contribute to hyperglycemia in people with diabetes, including food and physical activity choices, illness, nondiabetes medications, or skipping or not taking enough glucose-lowering medication. It's important to treat hyperglycemia, because if left untreated, hyperglycemia can become severe and lead to serious complications requiring emergency care, such as a diabetic coma. In the long term, persistent hyperglycemia, even if not severe, can lead to complications affecting your eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart. Symptoms Hyperglycemia doesn't cause symptoms until glucose values are significantly elevated — above 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 11 millimoles per liter (mmol/L). Symptoms of hyperglycemia develop slowly over several days or weeks. The longer blood sugar levels stay high, the more serious the symptoms become. However, some people who've had type 2 diabetes for a long time may not show any symptoms despite elevated blood sugars. Early signs and symptoms Recognizing early symptoms of hyperglycemia can help you treat the condition promptly. Watch for: Frequent ur Continue reading >>

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  1. redmcgee

    Just curious as to what a normal A1C would be? AND, correct me if I am wrong, but normal is 80-120 (right)? What should it be after a person eats?

  2. Jen_in_NH

    According to the lab at our hospital (and lab values will differ between hospitals) a "normal" A1c is 4.0 - 6.1. With the new guidelines that came out recently, diabetes can be diagnosed with an A1c greater than 6.5
    As far as random sugars go, "normal" fasting is under 110. I can't remember the values for a 3 hour GTT off the top of my head. Any random sugar of over 200 is considered too high.

  3. BrokenPancreas

    Jen_in_NH said: ↑
    According to the lab at our hospital (and lab values will differ between hospitals) a "normal" A1c is 4.0 - 6.1. With the new guidelines that came out recently, diabetes can be diagnosed with an A1c greater than 6.5
    As far as random sugars go, "normal" fasting is under 110. I can't remember the values for a 3 hour GTT off the top of my head. Any random sugar of over 200 is considered too high.
    I thought that 101 and above is pre diabetic... Type two

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