Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Overview
Hyperglycaemia is where the level of sugar in your blood gets too high. It mainly affects people with diabetes.
Symptoms of hyperglycaemia include feeling thirsty, peeing a lot, tiredness and breath that smells fruity.
In people with diabetes, hyperglycaemia can be triggered by things like stress, being ill, not getting enough exercise or eating too much.
Hyperglycaemia can usually be treated by making changes to your diet, such as cutting down on sugary food and drink.
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