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La glucosa (un tipo de azúcar) es la principal fuente de energía del cuerpo. Las hormonas (la insulina y el glucagón, por ejemplo) controlan el nivel de glucosa en la sangre. La hiperglucemia se da cuando el nivel de glucosa en sangre es más elevado de lo que debería ser.

Si bien hay otros factores que pueden llevar a la hiperglucemia, la causa más común es la diabetes. Cuando una persona tiene diabetes, su cuerpo no genera suficiente insulina o no es capaz de responder en forma normal a la insulina que se produce. A causa de esta situación, aumenta el nivel de glucosa en sangre, lo que conduce a síntomas como aumento en la orina, sed insaciable y pérdida de peso sin explicación.


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