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High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) (cont.)

High Blood Sugar Treatment

  • Medication change: High blood sugars may be a sign that the person with diabetes needs to take medication, to change medications, or to change the way it is given (for example, additional insulin would be given, or a switch might be made from oral medication to injected medication).
  • Other illness: Other illnesses need to be diagnosed and treated if an illness is causing high blood sugar levels. Infection or illness may need to be treated in the hospital, where health professionals can adjust the plan of care.
  • Other Medications: A number of medications are available to help control blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes. Insulin is also prescribed especially for people with diabetes (all with type 1 diabetes and also many with type 2 diabetes).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/2/2014

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