Signs Showing That Your Blood Sugar Is High

Blood sugar levels show the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main source of energy for the cells in the body. Glucose is ingested through the foods we eat.

In most cases, high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, can be caused by two things. Therefore, there are two types of diabetes. First is type 2 diabetes-when the body is unable to use glucose properly and type 1 diabetes-a condition caused by lack of glucose in the body. When this condition lasts too long, it may harm certain body parts like the kidneys, blood vessels, eyes, and nerves, permanently.

The main reasons for increase of sugar in diabetics are:

Overeating

Steroid medications

Over-treating a hypoglycemia episode

Missing a dose or taking a wrong dose of the diabetes medications

Lack of physical exercise

Too much stress

Some disease, for example, a common cold

Dehydration

The following symptoms could be indicating that your blood sugar levels are too high:

Nerve issues

Excessive thirst

Stomach problems

Dry mouth

Impotence

Itchy and dry skin

Constant hunger

Weight gain

Lack of concentration

Slow healing of wounds, cuts, and bruises

Urination at night or frequent urination

Blurry vision

Fatigue

Recurrent infections

How to lower high blood sugar levels with glycemic food

The glycemic index, also known as GI, is the ranking of carbohydrates in foods according to their influence on the blood glucose levels. The numbers vary from 1 to 100, that is, there are low-GI foods, moderate-GI foods, and high-GI foods. The first group is processed slower than the third, i.e. they decrease the insulin levels and encourage healthy weight loss.

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