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Related to hyperglycemia: hypoglycemia


see diabetesdiabetes
or diabetes mellitus
, chronic disorder of glucose (sugar) metabolism caused by inadequate production or use of insulin, a hormone produced in specialized cells (beta cells in the islets of Langerhans) in the pancreas that allows the body to use and store
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increase in the sugar content of blood to over 120 milligram percent. Temporary hyperglycemia can occur in healthy individuals after intake of large quantities of sugar (so-called nutritional hyperglycemia), during intense pains, and during stress. Chronic hyperglycemia occurs in conjunction with diabetes mellitus, certain other endocrine diseases, deficiency of vitamins C and B1, febricity, hypoxia, and other conditions.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Excessive amounts of sugar in the blood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


(US), hyperglycemia
Pathol an abnormally large amount of sugar in the blood
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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In the first survey, 46, 53, and 36 of 189 respondents started to use insulin when BG levels exceeded 11.1 mmol/L, 12.0-15.0 mmol/L, and 15.0 mmol/L in nondiabetic patients, respectively; 135/190 (71%) usually chose continuous intravenous infusion of insulin and 72/190 (38%) usually chose subcutaneous administration of insulin to treat hyperglycemia. Only 11/190 (6%) respondents used tight BG targets as with intensive insulin therapy (4.4-6.1 mmol/L), 109/190 (57%) respondents used more liberal targets of 8.0-10.0 mmol/L, and 43/190 (23%) respondents did not use any strict glucose control strategy.
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