December 9, 2019
Diabetes Basics: Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

Diabetes Basics: Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

Vivir con Diabetes ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la hipoglucemia y la hiperglucemia? La meta es mantener la glucosa en la sangre en un nivel no muy alto o muy bajo. “Sesenta y nueve, tengo que darte una cajita de jugo.” Cuando la glucosa en la sangre está muy alta se llama hiperglucemia. Hace un rato hablamos sobre los problemas que pueden resultar por la hiperglucemia. Daño en los ojos, riñones, los nervios y los vasos sanguíneos. Si la glucosa en la sangre se pone muy baja, se llama hipoglucemia y esto puede causar problemas también. La hipoglucemia puede causar confusión, mareos, desmayos o hasta el coma. Visite (en inglés) para saber más y ayudar a ponerle un Alto a la Diabetes.

3 thoughts on “Diabetes Basics: Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

  1. I went from having blood sugar levels from 400-600 down to below 70 seems I always have to eat candy cause I'm not hungry enough to eat continuously. Don't know how this happened but my a1c went from 9 to 5.

  2. It is really hard cause even before I had my son in 2002 I had already started having problems and i told my mom and she did nothing for to get proper treatment now at 38 I'm still untreated and still in this horrible cycle can't find a good Doctor pluse i have low blood pressure it runs in the low 50's 60's I was diagnose with epilepsy a 2013 I have blurred vision they say i have optic nerve damage and glaucoma so I'm just in need of help does anyone know of a good glucose doctors in the las vegas area. Please help me

  3. At first, I was also confused between the two words.

    "Hyp-" is greek for Latin "sub" and "Hyper" is greek for Latin "super". This can be easily memorised because greek 'h' sometimes becomes 's' in Latin. And there was no 'y' pronunciation in Latin. So, if you substitute 'h' with 's' and 'y' with u', hyp becomes sup (=sub), hyper becomes super.

    Hyperglycaemia: super much glucose
    Hypoglycaemia: sub normal glucose.

    Now I never get confused.

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