What most people don’t know is that high blood sugar levels can cause severe damage. Whether you’re diabetic or not, high blood sugar can cause damage to your nerves, organs and blood vessels. The real danger though is when your blood sugar level does not go down. It’s when it doesn’t go down where serious health problems can occur.
One of the reasons why people suffer from high blood sugar is because they are uneducated about the seriousness of it and the signs that our body gives.
So in order to keep your body healthy, and your blood sugar levels down, keep an eye on the following signs that you have high blood sugar.
Constantly Thirsty: The main reason why high blood sugar causes you to be thirsty is polyuria. When your blood sugar level is high, your kidneys cannot keep up. So they produce more urine to get rid of the excess glucose they cannot absorb. This causes you to become dehydrated.
Increased Eating Habits: If you find that your eating habits are increasing, you might have high blood sugar levels. The reason why high blood sugar levels can cause increased eating is because glucose is unable to enter the cells. It could be because of lack of insulin or possibly insulin resistance. When this happens, your body is unable to convert the food you eat into energy. So if your body feels it doesn’t have enough energy, it will require more food to try and produce glucose.
Constant Urination: This sign is directly linked to constant thirst. Your kidneys are unable to keep up with the excess sugar, so they only way they can get rid of it is through urination. Keep an eye on your trips to the bathroom. If you find you are going every hour, you could have high blood sugar levels. But this could also mean you have a more serious health issue. The best advice is to go talk to your doctor.
Chronic Fatigue: You might think that having high blood sugar means you have a lot of energy. The total opposite can happen though. When you have high blood sugar, you urinate more and you become thirsty because your kidneys cannot absorb the glucose and create energy. With no energy, your body will become weak and tired.
Blurry Vision: When you have high blood sugar, it can cause the lenses of your eyes to swell. Anyone that has had swollen lenses knows that it causes your vision to become blurry. In most cases these is just temporary, but consult a doctor to get a proper diagnosis.
Dry Skin: If you experience this sign, your blood sugar levels may have been high for quite some time. High blood sugar levels can cause the nerves to become damaged and also causes the body to lose fluids rapidly. If this process continues for years, the body’s nerves become damaged and the skin becomes dry.
Impotence: For men, when it comes to getting an erection, they rely on proper blood flow. High blood sugar disrupts that blood flow and even damages the nerves and blood vessels.
Weight Gain: If you have high blood sugar, chances are you might be insulin resistant. In this case, your cells no longer respond to insulin. It is extremely difficult for insulin-resistant cells to take glucose from your blood. Because of this, your blood sugar levels begin to build up over time. This can cause you to gain weight.