SIGNS SHOWING THAT YOUR BLOOD SUGAR IS HIGH

The levels of blood sugar actually show the amount of glucose in the blood which is the main source of energy for the body cells. We ingest glucose in the body through the food we consume.

High blood sugar is also known as hyperglycemia and can be caused by 2 things, i.e. there are 2 types of diabetes. The first one is type 2 diabetes and it is when the body is not able to use glucose properly. Type 1 is a condition which is caused by lack of glucose in the body. If this condition lasts for a longer period of time can harm the nerves, blood vessels, and kidneys permanently.

These are the main reasons of increased sugar in diabetics:
  • Steroid medications;
  • Overeating
  • Missing a dose, or taking the wrong one of diabetic meds;
  • Over-treating an episode of hypoglycemia;
  • Dehydration;
  • Diseases like common cold;
  • A lot of stress;
  • Lack of physical exercise.
These are the symptoms of high blood sugar levels:
  • Dry mouth;
  • Stomach issues;
  • Excessive thirst;
  • Nerve problems;
  • Lack of concentration;
  • Weight gain;
  • Constant hunger;
  • Dry and itchy skin;
  • Impotence;
  • Recurrent infections;
  • Fatigue;
  • Blurry vision;
  • Urinating during night, and frequent urinating;
  • Slow healing of bruises, cuts, and wounds.
Lower high blood sugar levels with glycemic food

GI is the glycemic index and it ranks carbohydrates in foods according to their influence on blood glucose levels. The numbers go from 1 to 100 and there are low, moderate, and high GI foods. The first group is being processed slower than the third as they decrease insulin levels and encourage healthy weight loss.

Low GI foods (0-54) that should be consumed regularly:
  • Egg – 0;
  • Cup of hummus – 6;
  • Cup of broccoli – 10;
  • Mid-size yellow onion – 10;
  • Cup of walnuts – 15;
  • Cup of cherries – 22;
  • Cup of cashews – 22;
  • Cup of yogurt – 28;
  • Turkey sausage – 28;
  • Cup of kidney beans – 31;
  • Cup of butter beans – 34;
  • 8 oz. of tomato juice – 38;
  • Mid-sized apple – 38;
  • Cup of spaghetti – 42;
  • Cup of green grapes – 26;
  • 8 oz. of pineapple juice – 46;
  • Large carrot – 47;
  • Medium orange – 48;
  • 1 grapefruit – 50;
  • 1 banana – 52;
  • Cup of peas – 54.
Moderate GI foods (55-69) that should be consumed moderately:
  • 1 tbsp. of raw, organic honey – 55;
  • Cup of brown rice – 55;
  • Cup of oatmeal – 58;
  • A serving of Mac&Cheese – 64;
  • Cup of regular white rice – 64.
High GI foods (70-100) that should be avoided:
  • Slice of white bread – 70;
  • 2 cups of popcorns – 72;
  • 1 donut – 76;
  • Rice cake – 78;
  • Baked potato – 85;
  • Serving of cornflakes – 92;
  • 50 grams of glucose – 100.

The diet has a great impact on one’s wellbeing, especially the blood sugar levels. If you experience the symptoms, then you need to make a few changes into your nutrition and diet and start consuming only low and moderate GI-foods in order to avoid sugar spikes and additional complications.

 

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