Hyperglycemia is a condition in which your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high. It is especially a problem for people with diabetes. An HbA1c blood test can confirm the diagnosis. Symptoms include thirst, fatigue, weight loss, blurry vision, frequent urination, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hyperglycemia is caused, its symptoms, how to treat it, and much more.
Hyperglycemia and Diabetes
Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is a serious problem in diabetes. WebMD explains the causes and prevention of this condition.
Treating High Blood Sugar-Topic Overview
Blood sugar levels between 200 mg/dL to 240 mg/dL Follow these steps if your child's blood sugar is 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) to 240 mg/dL. If your child has missed a usual dose of medicine for type 2 diabetes or insulin,give him or her the missed dose. If the doctor has prescribed a dose of fast-acting insulin based on your child's blood sugar level (sliding scale),give the ...
Diabetes and Weight Loss
Find out how to lose weight -- through diet and exercise -- when living with diabetes.
Diabetes in Children: Preventing High Blood Sugar
High blood sugar, also called hyperglycemia, occurs when the sugar (glucose) level in the blood rises above normal. For a person who has diabetes, high blood sugar may be caused by missed oral diabetes medication or insulin injection, eating too much, skipping physical activity, or illness or stress. The rapid growth during the teen years can also make it more difficult to keep your child's blood
Dieting With Diabetes? Watch Out!
When you have diabetes and start a diet, controlling blood sugar levels is vital.
How Does Type 2 Diabetes Affect Memory?
Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, an expert says. Here's what you can do to lower that risk.
Diabetes-Friendly Diet: 7 Foods that Control Blood Sugar
A healthy diet can help you keep your type 2 diabetes in check. Here are seven types of foods to help control blood sugar, spare you from boredom, and stave off hunger.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Celebrities With Diabetes
This WebMD slideshow presents pictures of celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Larry King, Salma Hayek, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes
A pictorial overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.