Lesson 6 - Early Morning Hyperglycemia

Lesson 1: Carbohydrate counting Lesson 2: The Insulin Pump Lesson 3: Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease Lesson 4: Type 1 Diabetes Lesson 5: Type 2 Diabetes Lesson 6: Early Morning Hyperglycemia

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As you may already be aware, hyperglycemia is defined as a blood glucose level higher than normal. For diabetics on conventional therapy, the normal target range is 60-130 dL either before meals or five to five hours after a meal, or less than 200 ml/dL one to two hours after a meal.

Many diabetics experience early morning hyperglycemia while they are asleep, which, if left untreated, can lead to more serious conditions.

Since there are several reasons why early morning hyperglycemia might occur, it is important to narrow down the specific cause and find the most suitable solution.

In this lesson, we'll tackle:

For a quick recap and overview about hyperglycemia, click here to scan over Lesson #4, entitled "What Causes Diabetes Complications?"

Assignment #1

Let's test how well you know your hyperglycemia trivia. Click here for a short quiz.

Great! Did you discover you're a hyperglycemia Einstein? If not, you can continue and brush up to become hyperglycemia savvy.

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