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Hyperglycaemia occurs when your blood glucose level is too high. This can develop over hours or even days. It is possible for your blood glucose level to be high and not be aware of it.
Type 1 diabetes: you will have discussed with your doctor or diabetes educator what the target range of blood glucose levels is for you and how to balance your insulin, eating plan and physical activity to achieve this. If unsure about adjusting your insulin doses, contact your doctor/educator.
Type 2 diabetes: you will have discussed with your doctor or diabetes educator what the target range of blood glucose levels is for you. There will be times when you will have a higher than expected level which then returns to your target range quickly, this is normal for people with diabetes. If your blood glucose levels continue above your target range then contact your doctor/educator.
Sick Day Rules
When you are ill, it is very likely that your blood glucose levels will go up and that you may need additional management of your diabetes whilst unwell.
Type 1 diabetes:
Type 2 diabetes:
Ketones: Is the by-product of burning body fat for energy. If there is not enough insulin to access glucose for energy, then the liver starts to burn body fat for energy. Insulin also controls the development of ketones and if there is not enough insulin ketones can build up and people can become very sick, very quickly.
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