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Hyperglycaemia (spelt hyperglycemia in the US) is when blood glucose levels are too high.

A diabetic can become hyperglycaemic after excess eating, and/or if insufficient insulin is administered.  This condition comes on gradually over many hours (even a few days) and can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Thirst
  • vomiting
  • excessive urination
  • sweet/fruity smelling breath
  • rapid breathing
  • rapid, weak pulse
  • warm dry skin
  • drowsy

If the condition is not treated, it can lead to unconsciousness.  You should call an ambulance immediately if you suspect someone is hyperglycaemic.

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.