High Blood Sugar
This three-page handout educates people about high blood sugar, also called hyperglycemia, which means having too much sugar, or glucose, in the blood. It identifies normal and high blood sugar readings, and explains that over time hyperglycemia can damage the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, heart, nerves, and feet. It discusses diabetes and other causes of hyperglycemia, as well as reasons it can get worse. The document identifies warning signs of hyperglycemia, clarifying that it affects people differently and some do not have any symptoms. It recommends ways people can control their blood sugar levels, and outlines a diabetes treatment plan.
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