from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The presence of an abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood.
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- n. An unusually high concentration of sugar in the blood
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The presence in the blood of a large quantity of sugar. Also hyperglykemia.
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- n. abnormally high blood sugar usually associated with diabetes
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Chronically high blood sugar levels are referred to as hyperglycemia.
Afrezza is powdered insulin for helping adult patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus control high blood glucose, also known as hyperglycemia, which is a major cause of diabetes-related complications.
More often, chronic, long-term hyperglycemia can lead to health complications, including vision damage and nerve, kidney and heart disease.
This can cause the amount of glucose in the bloodstream to rise, a condition known as hyperglycemia.
Meanwhile, excess glucose in the bloodstream, a condition known as hyperglycemia, damages blood vessels and nerves, and may eventually cause problems throughout the body.
Answer Diabetes mellitus is defined as hyperglycemia, i.e. excess sugar in the blood.
Untreated hyperglycemia, when blood sugar runs too high, can lead to long-term problems over the years, including kidney disease, blindness and limb amputation.
When evaluating the patient's acid-base and electrolyte status, the clinician most commonly notes hypokalemia and hyperglycemia.
Sometimes, for reasons that aren't clear, levels dip dangerously low (hypoglycemia) or jet too high (hyperglycemia).
Even if a person is treating his or her diabetes correctly, hyperglycemia also can occur when the person becomes ill.