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Hyperglycaemia (high Blood Sugar)

Hyperglycaemia is the medical term for a high blood sugar (glucose) level. It's a common problem for people with diabetes. It can affect people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as pregnant women with gestational diabetes. It can occasionally affect people who don't have diabetes, but usually only people who are seriously ill, such as those who have recently had a stroke or heart attack, or have a severe infection. Hyperglycaemia shouldn't be confused with hypoglycaemia, which is when a person's blood sugar level drops too low. This information focuses on hyperglycaemia in people with diabetes. Is hyperglycaemia serious? The aim of diabetes treatment is to keep blood sugar levels as near to normal as possible. But if you have diabetes, no matter how careful you are, you're likely to experience hyperglycaemia at some point. It's important to be able to recognise and treat hyperglycaemia, as it can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Occasional mild episodes aren't usually a cause for concern and can be treated quite easily or may return to normal on their own. However, hyperglycaemia can be potentially dangerous if blood sugar levels become very high o Continue reading >>

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  1. FarmerMom

    What's going on if I feel hypoglycemic but blood sugar looks normal?

    I keep feeling suddenly dizzy, nauseous, light-headed, trembly, etc. like I've always thought meant my blood sugar was low. Eating carbs seems to usually stop it. But I got a glucometer and according to it my blood sugar is normal during that time. I've got to wait until Feb. 10 for my MD to fit me in, but went to the ER this weekend with hypertension - heart was beating irregularly and fast, super high blood pressure, dizzy, shaky, weak muscles, felt stupid and confused. It felt like I was going to die. I'm trying to figure out how to prevent this from happening again while I wait for blood work results to come back. My book "The Schwartzbein" Principle says to eat small meals and snacks with the carbs balanced with protein and fat, so I'm trying that.
    My current theory is that my body ramped up the adrenaline to make up for low blood sugar, and the adrenaline did that to me - ?
    I got some l-theanine to counteract adrenaline, and so far so good it seems to help but it's only been a day.
    I'd just started to diet (New Year's thing) by eating a lot more fruit and veggies, less carbs, so I'm wondering if the carbs getting low combined with insulin resistance might have made me start feeling this way? I know I also have some serotonin and thyroid problems, but it's hard to tell what's causing what.

  2. furball64801

    Hard to know without à meter. Fruit turns to sugar and you could have what's called a hyper\hypo episode. Blood sugar goes up then goes down but they need to get to the bottom of it.

  3. FarmerMom

    Do you think that "low blood sugar feeling" is actually from low blood sugar or from adrenaline kicking in to raise it?

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