Hyperglycemia VS Hypoglycemia – Know the Difference


 
HYPERGLYCEMIA
(HIGH BLOOD SUGAR)
VSHYPOGLYCEMIA
(LOW BLOOD SUGAR)
Know the Difference
HIGH BLOOD SUGAR Slow onset Diabetic acidosis LOW BLOOD SUGAR Rapid onset

Warning Signs: Increased thirst and urination, weakness, abdominal pains,
generalized aches, heavy labored breathing, fruit-like odor, nausea and vomiting

 

Warning Signs: Excessive sweating, faintness, headache, hunger, pounding of heart, trembling, blurred vision, loss of appetite, irritability, inability to awaken, personality change

What to Do: Call doctor immediately

Give patient fluids without sugar if able to swallow

Test blood frequently for sugar

 

What to Do: Take food containing sugar (Orange juice, sugar-sweetened soda or 6-8
lifesavers)

Do not give insulin

Do not give anything by mouth if not conscious

Call doctor

Causes: Too little insulin

Failure to follow diet

Infection, fever

Emotional stress

 

Causes: Too much insulin

Not eating enough food

Unusual amount of exercise

Delayed meals

Location
William Street Podiatry Care
100 William Street, Suite 1215
Financial District

New York, NY 10038
Phone: 929-303-7166
Office Hours

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