Sometimes our blood glucose goes too high. This is called hyperglycaemia (pronounced high-per-gly-see-me-a) or hyper for short. Don't worry if you get some hypers too, we all do sometimes.
What is a hyper?
A hyper is when your blood glucose goes high - over 10mmol/l - and stays high. That might be because:
- You didn't take your insulin or you didn't take enough insulin.
- You ate too much sugary or starchy food.
- You ate too much when you were treating a hypo.
- You are poorly with something like a nasty cold or tonsillitis.
What are the signs of a hyper?
- feeling tired
- feeling thirsty
- needing to wee a lot
- tummy aches.