Hyperglycemia means that there is too much sugar in the blood (high blood sugar levels). Sugar, or also called glucose, is needed by your cells as fuel. Your body gets glucose from the food you eat, and transports the glucose to your cells, where Insulin helps to take it up into the cells. If there is no or little insulin (such as in case of Diabetes), the glucose stays in your blood, leading to hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia, especially when untreated and lasting for long periods of time, can lead to serious health problems and damage your nerves, tissues, organs and blood vessels. Check in with your healthcare provider to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
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