High blood sugars and diabetes are very common problems today. Around 1 in every 3 persons is found showing the signs of high blood sugar level. The test results of your blood sugar will help you to identify whether or not you are suffering from the risks of high blood sugar. Generally, high blood sugar level gets confirmed if the test results are above 130 mg/dl when tested before breakfast. This is known as fasting hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Commonly, high blood sugar is known as hyperglycemia. Similarly, if your sugar level is higher than 180 mg/dl when tested after two hours of eating your meal/breakfast generally confirms that postprandial (after a meal) hyperglycemia.
Today, not only the elders but even children are catching hold of high blood sugar levels and even diabetes. It is awful, though the reasons are very clear. Most of it is getting hold due to the changing patterns of lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits of recent times. A person having high blood sugar levels feels discomforted and lethargic. They are always in search of some remedy to lower down the glucose level, and they are ready to sacrifice many things for that too. Getting aware of the problems and taking care of early signs of high blood sugar is something that should not be ignored.
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Signs of High Blood Sugar:
- Frequently getting thirsty
- Urge to rush to the toilet quite often at very short intervals
- Feels tired
- Feels lethargic
- Feels discomforted
- Feels irritated
- Loss in weight
- Dry or itchy skin
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Fast heart rate
- Weak pulse
- Slow healing of injuries or wounds
A high blood sugar level does not necessarily denote that you have diabetes. But yes, it is a warning alarm for taking precautions to minimize the levels before diabetes takes it over. A very high blood sugar level is dangerous and may be considered as a warning signal to control your sugar intakes in any form. It is important that the symptoms are apprehended and its associated risks are taken care of. It is advisable that you have your blood sugar tests done and your reports checked and consulted before you start taking any medication for the same.
Also Read: How to control High Blood Pressure?
Ways to control blood sugar levels:
- Begin to exercise regularly, at least 2 to 3 time a week
- Walking daily
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Follow a healthy diet plan
- Control intake of sweets and carbohydrates
- Increase your fiber intake
- Minimize your stress
- Live a healthy lifestyle
When the sugar levels are high, then the body may feel an urge to flush those extra sugars out from your body, which it does in the form of urine. Due to this reason, the person may feel thirstier and will definitely need more quantity of water or other fluids to quench the thirst and keep himself/herself rehydrated. This is also a good solution to flush out those extra sugar from your body from time to time. Therefore, keep yourself rehydrated continuously.
Today, the world has advanced itself with so many new advancements in the products. Today, there are substitutes for every product in the market. We have a substitute for sugar as well. Apart from the recommended “sugar-free” tablets or powders, one may even consume brown sugar or jaggeries or honey as a sweetening ingredient for a sugar substitute. But yes, everything needs to take in mild and controlled quantities only. The diet plan should be such that it is balanced and healthy. Consuming too much of anything is bad, and similarly consuming too low of anything is equally bad.
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