What You Will Learn

Discover the basics of hyperglycemia—all based on authoritative health information from the National Library of Medicine. 

Get answers to common questions asked about hyperglycemia.

  • What are other names for hyperglycemia?
  • What is the meaning of hyperglycemia?
  • What are insulin and glucose?
  • What defines hyperglycemia?
  • How can someone with diabetes get hyperglycemia?
  • What problems can raise your blood sugar?

Hyperglycemia Explained From the Experts Video

This video brought to you by The NASH Facts™ project—an organization committed to bringing you expert information from trusted sources related to fatty liver disease and NASH.

 

Hyperglycemia

 

What Are Other Names for Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia is also called high blood glucose or high blood sugar.

 

What Is the Meaning of Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia means high blood sugar or glucose.

 

What Are Insulin and Glucose?

Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that moves glucose into your cells to give them energy.

 

What Defines Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia happens when your body doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use it the right way.

 

How Can Someone With Diabetes Get Hyperglycemia?

People with diabetes can get hyperglycemia from not eating the right foods or not taking medicines correctly. 

 

What Problems Can Raise Your Blood Sugar?

In addition to hyperglycemia, other problems that can raise blood sugar include:

  • Infections
  • Certain medicines
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Severe illnesses

 

The NASH Facts™ Project would like to thank MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and the NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

MedlinePlus brings together authoritative health information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

The primary NIH organization for research on Hyperglycemia is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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What You Should Remember

  • Hyperglycemia is also called high blood glucose or high blood sugar
  • Hyperglycemia happens when:

—Your body doesn’t make enough insulin

—Your body can’t use insulin the right way

  • People with diabetes can get hyperglycemia from:

—Not eating the right foods

—Not taking medicines correctly

 

Take The Next Step

High blood sugar or glucose may put you at risk for developing NASH. Learn more about NASH Risk Factors.