Controlling blood sugar is important, even if you are not diagnosed with diabetes. Since prevention is better than cure, small steps go a long way.
Controlling blood sugar is important, even if the person has no symptoms of diabetes. Especially, for people living with type 2 diabetes, blood sugar control has become important. The most serious effect of blood sugar swings is on diabetes-related health complications such as stroke, heart disease, and nerve damage.
Frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision… are signs that blood sugar is not stable. A glycemic index that is too low or too high can have adverse health effects.
If you find yourself with the following signs, see your doctor right away to get checked and appropriate support measures:
* Frequent urination and thirst.
Frequent urination is one of the typical symptoms of high blood sugar. This is because high blood sugar causes the kidneys to work harder to remove excess sugar from the body.
Due to frequent urination, the body becomes dehydrated making you feel more thirsty. You may also experience lightheadedness, dizziness, or dry mouth when your blood sugar is unstable.
* Weight loss.
Unstable blood sugar can also be the cause of weight loss. The body’s inability to absorb glucose also leads to rapid weight loss. This is easily seen in patients with type 1 diabetes. In addition, you may notice muscle weakness and more frequent falls.
* Tired .
Unstable blood sugar leads to fatigue. When your body doesn’t process insulin properly or doesn’t have enough insulin, blood sugar isn’t delivered to cells to use for energy, thus leading to fatigue. In addition, frequent urination can lead to dehydration, which is also a contributing factor to fatigue.
* Reduced vision and headaches.
According to the Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston, USA), high blood sugar can lead to swelling of the retina in the eye due to fluid leaking in. This makes it impossible to focus correctly, causing blurred vision, you will have difficulty working, driving and often have headaches.
* Ease of infection.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes, digestive and kidney diseases, cuts, scrapes, bruises and other wounds heal more slowly when blood sugar levels are not controlled. Diabetes causes nerve damage and affects circulation, especially in the feet, which can delay wound healing.
* Numbness, tingling.
Uncontrolled blood sugar damages nerves throughout the body, causing tingling and numbness in the hands or feet.
* Blisters, skin color changes.
Thick, dark areas of skin can form on the neck, hands, armpits, face, and other areas, which is a sign of insulin resistance. In addition, blisters, infection, dryness, itching, discoloration, and other skin abnormalities are all warning signs of high blood sugar. Patients should see a doctor if they have these symptoms.
* Swollen or bleeding gums.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes, gum disease is a complication of diabetes. Saliva contains a lot of glucose, and the more it contains, the more bacteria combine with food in the mouth to create plaque and cause gum disease. Initially, symptoms may include redness or inflamed gums.
According to the Mayo Clinic, if those symptoms are not treated promptly, they can progress to periodontitis, causing the gums to recede, pus or ulcers appear.
Finally, it is necessary to regularly control blood sugar to prevent these symptoms. Proper monitoring helps you identify the cause of your sugar fluctuations, it also helps you take immediate remedial measures to control your blood sugar.