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Triggers for Hyperglycemia

Food, exercise and stress cause lead to high blood sugar

(HealthDay News) -- Some people with diabetes may wonder what causes elevated blood sugar, medically called hyperglycemia.

The American Diabetes Association explains these potential causes:

  • Taking an insufficient insulin dose.
  • Getting insufficient exercise.
  • Eating too much.
  • Being under emotional stress.
  • Having a cold or the flu.

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