High blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, is a dangerous disease. It occurs when the level of sugar in your blood tends to increase above normal. In this article I will discuss the causes behind high blood sugar and how to prevent it.
If you are suffering from high blood sugar there can be several causes behind it: either you have skipped meals or your daily exercises, or you suffer from too much stress (either at workplace or at home), or worse, you have skipped your diabetes medications (insulin or pills).
If you want to avoid sudden emergencies with high blood sugar levels, you should detect symptoms of high blood sugar at an early stage. In contrast to low blood sugar, high blood sugar generally develops over a period of time. There are several ways to know if you are having high blood sugar. For example, do you often feel tired and thirsty? Do you often feel dehydrated or have an abnormal level of urination? All these are symptoms of high blood sugar. If high blood sugar is left untreated then your body will continue to become dehydrated and your kidneys will continue to produce more and more urine, all of which can ultimately result in coma or even death. Over time, high blood sugar can damage the vital organs of your body such as eyes, kidneys, blood vessels nerves and heart. So it is really good if you can detect symptoms of high blood sugar in its initial stages because then it is easier to treat. And there are several ways for you to detect high blood sugar.
If you have noticed any of the symptoms I have discussed above (increased thirst, fatigue, increased level of urination), then it is a good idea to start testing your blood sugar levels regularly. Even if you don't have high blood sugar, you will be able to see the level of sugar in your blood. If it is rising above normal then you can take steps to control it. If your blood sugar levels are always above the normal level then you should visit a doctor and take the proper medications. Also, in order to prevent dehydration, you should drink water instead of caffeinated drinks like coffee or sugared drinks like coke.
I hope this article will help you detect high blood sugar levels long before the damage is done. Remember, prevention is better than cure. In the second part of this article, I discuss how to prevent high blood sugar emergencies. To access the second part of this article, simply click on the link in my resource box below.
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