High Blood Sugar Levels : 5 Signs That Indicate Hyperglycemia

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High blood sugar levels or hyperglycemia is not just a matter to read or talk about, it's really something you need to be more conscious about, especially if you're a type 2 diabetic. High sugar levels in blood can prove to be a life-threatening diabetes complication that can put you in a state of unconsciousness, known as Diabetic Coma.

If you lapse into a diabetic coma, you're alive — but you can't awaken or respond purposefully to sights, sounds or other types of stimulation. If left untreated, a diabetic coma can be fatal.

So, it's worth keeping a constant check at your blood sugar levels so that timely action can be taken to avoid any mishappening. But, how can you do that??

Off-course, you can use a handy sugar check machine to get your blood sugar levels checked every time you feel unstable. But, think of something more practical or more easy. It's not necessary that you can have an easy to access to sugar check machine to measure your blood sugar levels at every hour of the day.

So, how can you find out that your blood sugar levels are stable or they have gone nuts?

Well, your body itself tells you via multiple signals!!

There are some key symptoms that shows up when you have high blood sugar levels. Keeping a close eye at them can help you in taking timely action before it get worse. So, let's find out what those signs are and what to do if you're experiencing high blood sugar levels.

5 Signs Of High Blood Sugar Levels

1. Increase in thirst

When the sugar levels in our blood increases, our kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter and absorb the excess glucose. When this excess glucose gets too much, your kidneys fail to keep up, and the excess glucose is excreted into your urine, dragging along fluids from your tissues, which makes you dehydrated. This usually leave you feeling thirsty. 

So, if you're a diabetic or someone suffering from type 2 diabetes, get warned if you suddenly start feeling more thirsty after eating something or at any other instance, it can be because of sudden rise in blood sugar levels.

2. Frequent urination

From the above explanation itself, it's pretty easy to figure out why urination increases if you have high sugar levels. Hyperglycemia makes you dehydrated, leaving you feel more thirsty. Now, In order to quench your thirst, you end up drinking more and more water, which in turn result in more frequent urination. 

3. Dry mouth or mouth dryness

There not much exact explanation to it but this can happen to anyone due to multiple factors. But, Dry mouth is a common symptom of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The exact reasons are unknown, but high blood sugar levels could cause dry mouth in people with diabetes. Hence, if you're a diabetic and if you're experiencing dry mouth as well, this can be because of too much sugar in your blood.

4. Increase in heart beat

According to some scholars, hyperglycemia or high blood sugar levels can increase systolic and diastolic blood pressure. With increase in blood pressure, the heart pump rate may also rise rapidly, resulting in faster heart beat.

5. Shortness in breadth

Rapid or laboured breathing can be a symptom of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Ketoacidosis is a short term complication of diabetes caused by very high blood glucose levels accompanied by a high level of ketones in the blood.

What to do if you're experiencing any of the above symptoms?

If you're a diabetic and you started experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, the first step that sound rational would be to check your blood sugar levels via machine. If everything seems normal in it that means the blood sugar lies within the specified range, there's nothing to worry much.

But if not, then immediately work as per the direction prescribed by your doctor so as to timely control your health and to avoid any mishappening.

If you want to know about the best and worst fruits that you can consume as a diabetic, check out the article on the top 5 best and worst fruits for diabetes

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