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6 Signs Your Blood Sugar is Out of Control!
Date: 06/01/2022

High blood sugar is barely noticeable without proper daily monitoring. If blood sugar remains high for long periods of time, it may lead to serious health issues such as diabetes. However, symptoms of high blood sugar can actually be noticed if you pay more attention to your health. Here are the 6 common symptoms of hyperglycemia:  


Symptom #1: Brain fog 

When there is a sudden spike of blood sugar in patients with hyperglycemia or diabetes, it may cause confusion, shortness of breath, numbness of the limbs, etc., which is being classified as the most serious symptoms.


Symptom #2: Fatigue and blurred vision

These are the typical signs of hyperglycemia. The fatigue condition in healthy people may usually be relieved after a short rest, but people with hyperglycemia will often feel tired or sleepy even after a long rest. As for blurred vision, it can be a symptom of hyperglycemia if it is not caused by shortsightedness or other eye diseases.

 


Symptoms #3: Dehydration and dry skin

When the blood sugar is too high, our smart body will try to excrete the excess sugar through frequent urination, which will then probably lead to dehydration. This situation is a vicious cycle of high blood sugar. In patients with hyperglycemia, skin itching can be more frequent, the constant or excessive scratching can also lead to skin damage and infection. 


Symptom #4: Sunken eyes and rapid heartbeat

Excessive sugar intake can cause sunken eyes, it is due to skin dehydration and lack of energy. People with rapid heartbeats should also pay more attention to the possibility of hyperglycemia as it is an obvious symptom.


Symptom #5: Stomach discomfort

Hyperglycemia can cause digestive problems such as nausea, heartburn, or bloating. Under normal circumstances, our stomach will digest foods through muscle contraction, when the blood sugar level is too high, it can damage the nerves, hence affecting the muscle contraction, slowing down the speed of food digestion, lowering the absorption rate of nutrients, and even causing frequent vomiting and loss of appetite.


Symptom #6: 3 P's of Diabetes- Polydipsia, Polyuria, Polyphagia

First of all, hyperglycemia can cause polyuria (frequent urination). Therefore, it is prone to thirst or polydipsia (extreme thirstiness), and because of the loss of nutrients, patients may develop polyphagia (extreme hunger). Patients may experience weight loss too when the above symptoms worsen. These are the most common symptoms when the body is experiencing high blood sugar in a long term. 

"Diabetes is a very dangerous and even fatal disease."

In fact, before the diagnosis of diabetes, our body may experience the above-mentioned symptoms and signals to warn us that our blood sugar level is exceeding the standard. However, how do you confirm whether you have high blood sugar?


Check your blood sugar level regularly

The HbA1C test can measure the average blood sugar level of the past three months.

If your fasting blood glucose levels often exceed normal values, then the risk of glycotoxin will be higher.


Standard blood glucose test

Fasting blood sugar: 5.6mmol/L or below

HbA1C: between 6.5 and 6.2

Seek the advice of a professional doctor, if there is any abnormal index.

 

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