High blood sugar is also known as hyperglycemia which is a technical(Medical) term for high blood glucose (blood sugar). When there is little insulin in the body or body can’t use insulin properly, hyperglycemia occurs. Increased thirst, Blurry vision etc are the symptoms of high blood sugar.
Symptoms of high blood sugar :
- Feeling tired or Exhausted.
- Blood sugar higher than 140 before meals.
- Blurred vision.
- Irritable, annoyed and grouchy feelings.
- Cuts and wounds don’t heal properly or quickly.
- Sexual dysfunction in Men.
- Increased thirst (polydipsia).
- Hunger (polyphagia).
- Frequent or repeated urination (polyuria).
- Dry or moistureless mouth.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a very common disease that is rapidly increasing among people that occurs when your blood glucose or blood sugar, is too high. It is a chronic disease that may also lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, amputations etc.
We eat carbohydrates foods (such as potatoes, bread, cereal, pasta, rice, fruit, dairy products, peas, corn, winter squash etc) in order to get energy.
Glucose is required in your body for energy. Your body breaks down the carbohydrates into glucose and that glucose is released in your bloodstream.
There is a hormone called insulin which is made by the Pancreas, which helps get into your cells to be used for energy. The moment glucose enters the bloodstream, it is sensed by Pancreas and releases the right amount of insulin in healthy people.
If the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin or no insulin, or if the body is not able to use insulin properly. Glucose then stays in your blood and does not reach your cell to be used for energy. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause a disease called diabetes.
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