High Blood Sugar Symptoms
People, who suffer from high blood sugar levels, are suffering from diabetes, either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
High blood sugar symptoms related to type 1 diabetes can develop over a relatively short period of time, usually measured in days or weeks.
The primary symptoms of high blood sugar are:
-Feeling very thirsty
-An increased output of urine( needing to go the toilet frequently) and
excessive tiredness and drowsiness.
-Wasting of the muscles ( reduction of muscle bulk)
Other symptoms can include.
-Blurred vision as a result of the eye-ball becoming very dry.
-Genital irritation and itchiness
-Regular thrush attacks, as a result of the excess sugar in your urine encouraging infection.
If blood sugar levels become too high, this can induce a hyperglycaemic attack. The high blood sugar and resulting dehydration can bring about feelings of weakness and possible convulsion.
This situation is usually brought about as a result of the sufferer having forgotten to take their insulin.
The symptoms of a hyperglycaemic attack include dehydration (feeling thirsty), drowsiness, and an increased need to urinate (go to the toilet.) Without prompt medical treatment, this can result in the body breaking down fats instead of glucose to produce energy. This results in a build up of ketone acids in the blood, resulting in a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. If this is left untreated, this can result in unconsciousness and, in extreme cases, can be fatal.
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes usually develop over a longer time frame of weeks or months.Some people with type 2 diabetes exhibit few symptoms and, in a few cases, no symptoms at all. In spite of this lack of symptoms of high blood sugar, those suffering from type 2 diabetes still need to be treated, in order to avoid other health risks, including kidney disease, from developing over the longer term.
With the increasing incidence of obesity, there are increasing numbers of people showing high blood sugar symptoms, the first symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
A regular medical check up is one of the surest ways to pick up symptoms of high blood sugar, before any long term health damage is encountered.
Quick Tip #1
Recent research has suggested that caffeine may be responsible of elevating blood sugar levels, especially after meals. Please consult your doctor on what you can have and what you cannot.
Quick Tip #2
People who have type 2 diabetes should get involved in an exercise regimen. Exercising has also been know to help diabetic patients get rid of there medications.