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HYPERGLYCEMIA

{High Blood Sugar}

[ Ά Ά This information for you is provided by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Ά Ά ]
Ά Hyperglycemia is the technical term for high blood sugar. High blood sugar happens when the body does not have enough insulin, or when the body can not use insulin properly.

€ A number of things can cause hyperglycenia. For example, if you have type I {insulin dependent} diabetes, you may have not given yourself enough insulin.

€ If you have type II {non-insulin} diabetes, your body may have enough insulin, but it is not as effective as it should be.


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOM OF HYPERGLYCENIA ?
• High blood sugar.

• High levels of sugar in urine.

• Frequent urination.

• Increased thirst.

How Do You Know When Your Blood Sugar Is High ?
Ά Part of keeping your diabetes in control is testing your blood sugar often. Ask your doctor how often you should test and what your blood-sugar levels should be.

€ Testing your blood and then treating high blood sugar early will help you avid the other symptoms of hyperglycemia.

€ It is important to trathyperglycemia as soon as you detect it. If you fail to treat it a condition called ketoacidosis (diabete coma) could occur. Ketoacidosis develops when your body doesn't have enough insulin. Without insulin, your body can not use glucose for fuel. So your body breaks down fats to use for energy.

€ When your body breaks down fats, waste products called ketones are produce. Your body can not tolerate large amounts of kertones, and will try to get rid of them through urine. Unfortunately the body cannot release all the ketones and they build up in your blood.

€ This can lead to ketoacidosis. It is life threatening and needs immediate treatment !


SYMPTOMS OF KETOACIDOSIS INCLUDE:

• Shortness of breath.

• Breath that smells funny.

• Nausea and vomiting.

• Very dry mouth.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THIS CONDITION !


How Do You Treat Hyperglycemia ?
Ά Oftentimes, you can lower your blood sugar by excercising. However, if your blood sugar is above 240mg/di, check your urine for ketones. If you have ketones, do NOT exercise !!! Exercising when ketones are present may make your blood sugar go even higher. You will need to work with your doctor to find the safest way for you to lower your blood sugar level.

€ Cutting down on the amount of food you eat might also help. Work with your dietitian to make changes in your diet in your meal plan. If exercise and changes do not work, your doctor may change the amount of medication or insulin, or possibly the timing of when you take it.


How Do You Prevent Hyperglycema ?
Ά YOUR BEST BET IS TO PRACTICE GOOD DIABETES CONTROL ! The trick is learning to detect and treat hyperglycemia early - before it can get worse !!!

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† † † Now that the CANCER is said to be in 100 per cent remission and control of the DIABETES seems to be in check, there is still the fact these two life treatening diseases will centertainly be with US in my after 65 years of life so far. € € €

† † † AND I fully expect many more years of productive positive life in coping with the always "Possibility" of the return of CANCER and keeping my DIABETES under control ! € € €

€ There is no doubt that these two life threatening diseases can remain in check. That is the only positive approach to use. I intend to use this positive approach in accepting the realities of getting much older ! That is for sure ! € € €

€ If one with these diseases (and their family and friends who support them) cannot use this positive approach, then it will not be a productive future for anyone involved ! € € €

€ I cannot say it any stronger that the support of family and friends is a key and very important factor in cure and control. I would not be writing this today had I not had those supports in place and directed by my very best physician -- ALMIGHTY GOD ! Ones faith is perhaps the most important factor in recovery and coping ! € € €

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