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Hyperglycemia means your blood sugar is too high. You might experience increased thirst, increased need to urinate, increased tiredness and/or blurred vision. If you feel any symptoms, check your blood glucose right away. If it is too high:

1. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

2. If you take insulin, you may need to adjust your medication. Regularly follow-up with your healthcare provider to better manage your blood sugar. Self-medication is not recommended. Always ask your healthcare provider if wanting to make any changes to medication doses.

3. Check blood sugars at least every 4 hours to make sure your glucose is going down. Call your healthcare provider if it doesn’t go down after two checks, or if symptoms get worse.

Reference: American Diabetes Association (2016). Living Well With Diabetes. (n.p.)