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High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia)


Hyperglycemia is also known as high blood sugar. Sugar is in the food you eat. Your body needs insulin to use the sugar in your bloodstream. Having the right amount of insulin controls the amount of sugar in your blood. If you do not have enough insulin, or if the body cannot detect the insulin, the glucose or sugar stays in your blood instead of going into your cells. This causes your blood sugar levels to be too high. High blood sugar may turn into a health problem known as diabetes. You may not notice if your blood sugar levels are slightly high. When they get very high, you may have more thirst, need to pass urine more often, and have weight loss.

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