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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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    Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the glucose metabolism has gone all awry due to either the body not being able to produce enough insulin or the cells not responding sufficiently to insulin. This condition can result in a host of health complications which can range from mild to life threatening. One such complication is called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and if untreated can lead to coma and death.
    When your body produces little or no insulin, it starts burning fats for fuel. This is because insulin is necessary for pushing glucose (the preferred energy source) inside muscle cells. In the absence of glucose, fats are broken down by cells to derive energy. During this process, acidic substances called ketones are formed which start piling up inside the blood stream. This accumulation leads to ketoacidosis.

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