Upon my diabetes diagnosis, I exhibited symptoms and signs of high blood sugar that I wasn’t necessarily aware they were caused by high blood sugar.
At the time, I wasn’t aware of what they were, but looking back every single symptom made sense and was being caused by my hyperglycemia.
Here are some of the symptoms and signs of high blood sugar
- Blurry vision
- Extreme thirst
- Frequent urination
- Overall Fatigue (weakness, sleepiness, feeling tired)
- Trouble concentrating
- Weight loss
- A blood sugar higher than 180 mg/dL
If you are aware of any of these symptoms, it’s very important that you visit you doctor and make them aware, so that they can test your blood sugar levels and A1C if needed.
There are also several reasons you may have high blood sugar
- You had too many carbohydrates
- Have an infection
- Are under stress
- You’re sick or have a cold
- You didn’t get enough sleep
- Take part in strenuous activities.
- Honestly, many, many things
What can you do to lower your blood sugar?
Your doctor will recommend changes to your routine. Some of the natural things you can do to lower you blood sugar are:
Drink more water. Water is incredibly important to your body, and it helps you remove excess sugar from your blood through urine and keeps you completely hydrated. I aim to drink half of my body weight in water every day. That doesn’t include coffee, tea, or any other beverages. Just straight water.
Exercise more. Working out can help lower your blood sugar. But for some people, workouts can actually spike your blood glucose. Talk to your doctor about what’s right for you, and make an effort to monitor your blood sugar before and after exercise.
Change your eating habits. Watch those carbs. Carbohydrates and sugar will always spike your blood sugar. Eat a balanced diet with protein, carbohydrates
Your medicine may be at play: Track the times you’re taking medicine, as well as when you eat along with your blood sugar. This will help your doctor determine
High blood sugar can be scary