If you frequently feel hungry or have been putting weight constantly despite various efforts you have been taking to reduce your calories then you need to be careful. These could be some of the warning signs of high blood sugar.
Not only do diabetics need to be concerned about the increase in blood sugar, but everyone else should be aware of the food they eat, as this is one of the main reasons that give rise to blood sugar.
Other contributing factors may include lack of adequate food, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and stress.
Since high blood sugar symptoms are not as prominent initially, one should be very careful about any changes in the health condition they experience. It is very important to identify the problem at the nascent stage and get the blood sugar level under control.
If you do not take care of yourself in time and when your blood sugar stays high for a longer period of time, it could lead to diabetes.
Here is a list of few warning signs of high blood sugar. Have a look.
1. Excess of thirst:
When the blood sugar level is high, the kidneys work harder to filter the extra sugar. The sugar is then removed in the form of urine, along with other body fluids. This makes one feel dehydrated and thirsty.
2. Constant hunger:
As your urine level increases, you tend to lose calories. Also due to the high level of sugar in the blood, it prevents sugar from food to reach the cells, which causes constant hunger.
3. Frequent urination:
When excess sugar is removed from the body in the form of urine, this makes one feel dehydrated and thirsty. To quench thirst one tends to drink more liquids; this will lead one to urinate more.
4. Weight loss:
When the frequency of urination increases, you tend to lose calories at the same time. Therefore, it leads to weight loss.
When there is excess sugar in the blood, it damages the nerves. This causes numbness and tends to lose sensation in the hands and feet.
6. Blurred vision:
Frequent urination that is caused by the high blood sugar in the body, will also lead to dryness of the eyes and this causes blurred vision.
When the blood sugar level is high, the glucose in the body is not used correctly; the cells do not get the energy they need. This causes frequent fatigue.
8. Itching and infection of the skin:
Dry skin and itching is common when the blood sugar level is high in the body. Due to frequent urination, it causes dehydration and the skin tissues also become dry causing itchy skin and infection.
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