High blood sugar info

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 9/13/2010 11:26 am
Hyperglycemia (hy-per-gly-seem-i-uh), more commonly known as high blood sugar, occurs when there is too little insulin to control the amount of glucose (gloo-kose) in the blood. An abnormally high blood glucose level, if allowed to continue without treatment, can result in a coma. With type 1 diabetes, treatment usually consists of diet, exercise and insulin injections. Drug treatment for type 2 diabetes may consist of diabetes pills. Both types of diabetes require diet control and exercise to help keep glucose levels in the normal range. Self-monitoring can help track blood sugar levels, and allow your health care provider to make adjustments in your treatment plan as needed. Poor and inadequate diabetes control can increase your risk of long-term complications. So, if elevated blood sugar levels are a consistent problem, it’s important to consult your physician. For further information or specific recommendations, contact your health care provider.

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.