Basic Summary for Hyperglycemia


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Main name of condition: Hyperglycemia
Other names or spellings: Hyperglycaemia, high blood sugar


What is Hyperglycemia?
  Brief description of Hyperglycemia: High levels of glucose in the blood
What causes Hyperglycemia?
  Causes of Hyperglycemia: see causes of Hyperglycemia
  Risk factors for Hyperglycemia: see risk factors for Hyperglycemia
What are the symptoms of Hyperglycemia?
  Symptoms of Hyperglycemia: see symptoms of Hyperglycemia
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Hyperglycemia: see treatments for Hyperglycemia
Society issues for Hyperglycemia
  Hospitalization statistics for Hyperglycemia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hyperglycemia:
  • 0.013% (1,701) of hospital consultant episodes were for elevated blood glucose level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for elevated blood glucose level required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for elevated blood glucose level were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for elevated blood glucose level were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for elevated blood glucose level required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for elevated blood glucose level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for elevated blood glucose level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for elevated blood glucose level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for elevated blood glucose level occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for elevated blood glucose level occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospital consultant episodes for elevated blood glucose level were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • % (5,128) of hospital bed days were for elevated blood glucose level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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