Many of the symptoms of high blood sugar are often overlooked as signs that you are just feeling ‘a little under the weather’ and that they will pass naturally.
The reality is that your body is warning you that there is a chemical imbalance that needs rectifying.
So keep an eye out for these symptoms:
1 You drink a lot and have to urinate too much.
The body tries to get rid of excess sugar, so you have to drink a lot and as a result pee a lot.
2 You are always tired.
Your body doesn’t get enough energy, so you feel exhausted.
3 Your vision is getting worse.
Diabetes can cause blurry visions and harm your eye health.
4 You feel pain in your limbs.
People with diabetes experience numbness and tingling in their hands and feet.
5 Your feet can get infected.
Your sensitivity in the feet can be lost, so any wound or injury may transform into a really big problem.
6 High blood sugar damages your kidneys.
Kidneys work as filters, clearing your blood. In the case of excess sugar, kidneys have to work too much.
7 Your risk of developing a heart attack or stroke is greater.
8 High blood sugar levels can lead to bladder problems.
High blood sugar makes your body vulnerable to urinary tract infections. In some cases, diabetes may damage the nerves and leads to overactive bladder.
9 Your skin gets dry and itchy.
High blood sugar affects your skin and may result in skin issues including fungal infections.
If you notice that something is wrong with your blood sugar levels, see your doctor. Better safe than sorry!
Learn more about high blood sugar in this very educational video from Demic.