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What is fasting hyperglycemia?

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Fasting hyperglycemia is blood sugar that's higher than 130 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) after not eating or drinking for at least eight hours.

Sources: 

American Diabetes Association: “Hyperglycemia.” 

Pearson, E.  Lancet, 2003. 

Forouhi, N. Diabetologia, 2006.

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: "Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes."

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetes and Exercise: When to Monitor Your Blood Sugar."

American Diabetes Association: “DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones.”

American Diabetes Association: “Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

Sources: 

American Diabetes Association: “Hyperglycemia.” 

Pearson, E.  Lancet, 2003. 

Forouhi, N. Diabetologia, 2006.

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: "Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes."

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetes and Exercise: When to Monitor Your Blood Sugar."

American Diabetes Association: “DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones.”

American Diabetes Association: “Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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