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  • Hyperglycaemia means too much glucose is circulating in the blood and, when it is persistently high, it means the person has diabetes.
  • Most people with hyperglycaemia have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Occasionally, it is ‘secondary’ to another illness.
  • Treatment is usually diet and oral hypoglycaemic tablets in type 2 diabetes, although eventually some people require insulin. In type 1 diabetes, insulin is always required.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014