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Hyperglycaemia: A Diabetes Emergency

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Hyperglycaemia can evolve into medical emergencies that require urgent assessment and management to reduce preventable morbidity. They may present as the first indication of diabetes in undiagnosed people, or as a crisis for those with known diabetes. Therefore, prompt treatment of hyperglycaemia is essential.

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Hyperglycaemia is a condition in which a person presents with an abnormally high level of glucose circulating in their bloodstream. Blood glucose levels can rise above target quickly or slowly over time. In the latter, people often do not experience any symptoms until their blood glucose levels reach an extremely high level.

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Michelle Robins
Michelle Robins is a credentialled diabetes educator and a nurse practitioner with Northern Health. She has worked for 30 years as a diabetes educator at several major tertiary hospitals in Victoria and Queensland. Michelle has served on more than 50 diabetes-related committees and contributed to book chapters on diabetes.
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A succinct review although video clip on hypoglycaemia is not working.
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clear explanation of these two medical emergencies.
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Good explanation of disease process.
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