Whenever we listen to people discussing blood sugar levels we tend to think about diabetes. Yes, diabetes is an extremely serious health condition which can cause irreparable loss to your body and well-being. Having said that, high blood sugar levels are also a cause of great concern as it has the ability to make you feel tired and go through dramatic changes in your lifestyle if you fail to take action at the right time. The danger isn’t that you have high blood sugar but the real danger is when the levels don’t go down. This can result in serious health issues which might have an irreparable effect on the quality of your life.
Many people around the world don’t give enough attention to the signs exhibited by the body thinking that the condition is temporary and will pass with time. What they don’t realize is that exhibiting signs is a way in which body is telling you there’s something wrong with your body and you need to take immediate action to repair it. Most of the food we eat has an impact on our body in one way or the other and it is our duty to make sure it doesn’t have an adverse impact on us. To make sure we live a healthy life we have to be careful about what we eat and exercise regularly.
Baked goods, soda, candy, white–flour bread, sugar-sweetened beverages, sweetened yogurts, ice cream, desserts, granola bars and food items alike are food high in added sugar and can lead to high blood sugar level in your body, says Alissa Rumey, M.S., R.D., Academy for Nutrition and Diabetes.
Dr. Adimoolan, an expert in the field says that our body is pretty resilient to controlling blood sugar levels and hence it is not a cause of worry to most healthy human beings. But the ones, who have developed insulin resistance or are suffering from diabetes, are at more risk of having high blood sugar levels, as their body isn’t as efficient as others, at producing insulin which is needed to process glucose. Experts have listed out certain warning signs which can indicate that sugar level in your blood is too high and you need to take action to rectify it. The warning signs are:
Feeling extremely tired, weak or fatigued can be a sign of high blood sugar levels, say experts. Having high blood sugar levels make you urinate more and as a result, drink more liquids, your kidney and body cannot keep up the process of creating glucose and energy which makes you feel weak and tired.
- Constantly drinking liquid
As the high blood sugar level affects your kidney’s power to absorb extra glucose and store them until they are needed, kidney starts to release the liquid making you pee quite often. As more and more liquid goes out of your body you become constantly thirsty and will keep drinking liquid constantly. Kidney releasing more and more liquid constantly also can cause dehydration, which is a serious concern.
Though there are various reasons for having a headache and you should not mistake it for having high blood sugar levels, it is better to get yourself checked if the headache doesn’t pass away in a few days. Do visit you, doctor, if you are suffering from a chronic headaches.
- The desire to eat more
High blood sugar levels stop glucose from entering into your cells, which results in your body producing less energy to help you function. If the production of energy reduces it directly impacts the nourishment of your body and if your body doesn’t feel nourished, there will be a constant desire to eat more and more…
- Blurred vision
It is a well-known fact that high blood sugar level can end up affecting your vision. This happens due to the fact that high blood sugar levels affect your retina causing a condition known as diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar levels can also result in a temporary swelling in the lenses.
- Dry skin and itching
High blood sugar levels can lead to your skin becoming dry, especially during winters, as the body loses the power of retaining liquids. Dry skin can also have a negative effect on your nerves and it is an indication that you have had high blood sugar levels for too long.
- Erectile Dysfunction
High blood sugar levels have the power to negatively impact the performance of men in the bedroom. High blood pressure can also lead to men experiencing impotence.
- Weight gain
One of the effects of eating and drinking more is that it leads to a person to add on more pounds than he would normally do. Weight gain is a threat to healthy living as it can open doors for multiple diseases to affect our body.
Frequent urinating, shortness of breath, dry mouth and abdominal pain are also the symptoms which indicate that you might be having high blood sugar levels. The best way to bring them down to normal levels is to consult a doctor and design an individual diet which will benefit you in the long run. In general, you can drink more water, exercise regularly and include more fruits and vegetables in your diet to either get rid of high blood sugar levels or prevent it from happening. Though we suggest you to take preventive measures, it is our duty to inform you that having high blood sugar level is a serious issue and it would be best for you to consult a doctor rather than self-diagnosing yourself.