What are sure signs your blood sugar is too high? Let’s talk about it.
High blood sugar can cause a variety of symptoms.
Some you may not pay any attention to, and some are very dangerous. High blood sugar is called hyperglycemia. There are early signs and late signs as well as dangerous signs to be aware of.
Some early signs of high blood sugar include increased thirst and urination. Your vision may be blurry. You may have headaches. You may be tired.
Sugar is hydrophilic meaning attracted to water. High blood su agar causes water retention in tissues which gets shunted into your bloodstream. Your high blood sugar causes your kidneys to work harder, pulling more fluid from your blood, increasing your need to urinate. With all that fluid in your tissues and urinated out, your hypothalamus becomes dehydrated and increases your thirst. High sugar blurs your vision by clouding the vitreous fluid of the eyeball.
Headaches occur because of dehydration and also increased pain receptivity by sugar-sotted nerves. Fatigue occurs because glucose can’t get into cells for energy production due to insulin resistance. The longer your high blood sugar remains untreated, the more serious your symptoms can become.
The most serious symptoms of hyperglycemia occur because toxic acids called ketones can build up in your blood.
Ketones occur when your blood sugar is so high that insulin can’t get all that sugar into your cells and you start burning fat for energy. Burning fat for energy sounds like a good thing if you’re trying to lose weight, but it’s not very efficient and becomes toxic.
Severe insulin resistance with high ketones can lead to unintentional weight loss. You may notice recurrent infections such as yeast infections in your mouth or vagina called thrush, bladder infections, and even infections on the skin. Especially in those areas where skin touches the skin and it’s warm and moist.
If you have prolonged hyperglycemia that is very severe, you may suffer more serious signs that include vomiting, nausea, dry mouth, shortness of breath, or abdominal pain.
Your blood sugar should be between 80 and 120 if you’re under 60 and between 100 to 140 if you’re over 60 or you have a medical condition. A hemoglobin A1C test can determine if your blood sugar has been high over the past couple of months. Your healthcare provider can order a blood test to check your HGBA1C as well as your and liver function.
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