What is hyperglycaemia

Hyperglycaemia may be defined as the blood glucose level above the target zone for an individual patient. However, most patients have 'one-off' levels above their target zone from time to time. Action is required only if hyperglycaemia persists. This may mean for two days in a patient in whom you are aiming for strict normoglycaemia (e.g. a pregnant woman with diabetes), or for three to five days in others. It is important not to cause hypoglycaemia by overzealous normalization of the blood glucose.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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