It includes both biomedical and psychosocial causes of uncontrolled hyperglycaemia
, thus allowing the medical practitioner to practice a unified biopsychosocial therapeutic strategy.
The patient was started on risperidone to control the debilitating hemiballismus, and there was a marked reduction in the frequency and severity of the movements, with control of her hyperglycaemia
. Two weeks after discharge, only occasional movements of her left hand were noted.
was defined as blood glucose > 140 mg/dL.
The prevalence and management of hyperglycaemia
in patients with rheumatoid arthritis on corticosteroid therapy.
Chang, "Hemichorea associated with non-ketotic hyperglycaemia
: a case report," Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, vol.
Prevalence and risks of hyperglycaemia
and undiagnosed diabetes in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
In an optometric practice, it is important to recognise the acute complications of diabetes known as hypo- and hyperglycaemia
occurs when the blood glucose levels are above 10mmol/l, which can be measured with a finger prick test.
Website: www.pcc.org.uk Helpline: 0845 600 2757 email: email@example.com; telephone: 020 7831 0022 Diabetes error In Monday's Echo in a story about diabetes on page 18 we incorrectly stated"When the balance isn't right one of two things can happen, either blood glucose drops too low and hyperglycaemia
results." It should have read "When the balance isn't right one of two things can happen, either blood glucose drops too low and hypoglycaemia results or blood glucose rises too high and hyperglycaemia
occurs." We apologise for the error.
Gerstein, "Stress hyperglycaemia
and increased risk of death after myocardial infarction in patients with and without diabetes: a systematic overview," The Lancet, vol.
Optimising care in those with diabetes should be a priority and given the number of undiagnosed cases, any patient who presents with hyperglycaemia
and a suspected coronary event should undergo diagnostic tests for diabetes.
[1,2] Recently, in KwaZulu-Natal province, at least 4 infants with galactosaemia have been affected by the phenomenon of galactose interfering with glucose meters and producing high readings, resulting in the misdiagnosis of hyperglycaemia