Patient EducationAug | 28 | 2019
Hyperglycemia is when there are higher levels of sugar in the blood than usual. Hyperglycemia is more common in teens and adults who have WS. Some teens and adults also have diabetes (a condition that affects how the body uses sugar for energy). Everyone has sugar in the blood to provide energy to the body.
Starting at puberty, it is important to check blood sugar regularly in people with WS. Blood sugar can be checked in 3 ways, all of which involve a blood test:
Most people with high blood sugar will not feel any differently. If blood sugar is very high, your child might have frequent urination, poor energy levels and increased tiredness.
People who have slightly high blood sugar should do their best to eat healthily and to be as active as possible. Walking and other exercises are great ways to lower blood sugar. People with Williams syndrome and diabetes also usually need to take a medication for diabetes. This can be a pill or insulin injections.