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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)

Too much glucose (sugar) in your blood is called hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. It can be caused by eating too much food, especially carbohydrates, by not being active, or by not taking your medication.

What Is Diabetes?

When you have diabetes, your body has trouble using energy from the food you eat.

How to Manage Diabetes

Managing diabetes means controlling your blood sugar. Taking medications, eating right, and getting regular exercise help you do this.

Preventing Long-Term Problems

In time, high blood sugar causes serious health problems. Know how to prevent this, and how to plan for travel and sick days.


Type 2 DiabetesType 2 Diabetes
Updated with new animations, this program explains how insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and then to Type 2 Diabetes.

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