Signs of High Blood Sugar!

Blood sugar is actually the glucose in your blood. It gives energy to your cells and you get it from the food you eat. Have you ever heard of hyperglycemia?

It’s a condition in which blood sugar levels jump too high. It’s caused by two major factors. Science recognizes two types of diabetes.

  • Diabetes type 2 is a condition in which individuals aren’t allowed to eat sugar.
  • Diabetes type 1 is a condition in which sufferers lack glucose.

Main reasons for blood sugar spikes in diabetics

  • Steroid medication
  • Insufficient physical activity
  • Improper dosing of medication
  • Overeating
  • Diseases
  • Stress
  • Dehydration

Signs and symptoms

  • Stomach issues
  • Impotence
  • Thirst
  • Nerve issues
  • Hunger
  • Chronic infections
  • Blurry vision
  • Bad focus
  • Slow healing of cuts, wounds and bruises
  • Fatigue
  • Nocturia
  • Obesity
  • Dry skin

Glycemic foods that lower blood sugar levels

GI or glycemic index stands for the carbs in your food and their effect on blood sugar levels. Your food is divides in three groups – low, moderate and high GI foods, and the scale goes from 1 to 100. Low GI foods are processed slowly, unlike high GI foods.

Low GI foods

  • Egg – 0
  • Onion – 10
  • Cherries – 22
  • Hummus – 6
  • Broccoli – 10
  • Walnuts – 15
  • Yogurt – 28
  • Kidney beans – 31
  • Turkey sausage – 28
  • Cashews – 22
  • Butter beans – 34
  • Tomato juice – 30 (in 8oz)
  • Pineapple juice – 46 (in 8oz)
  • Green grapes – 26
  • Spaghetti – 42
  • Peas – 54
  • Orange – 48
  • Carrots – 47
  • Banana – 52

Moderate GI foods

  • Macaroni and cheese – 64
  • Brown rice – 55
  • White rice – 64
  • Honey – 55
  • Oatmeal – 58

High GI foods

  • Glucose (50 gm.) – 100
  • White bread (one slice) – 70
  • Doughnut – 76
  • Popcorn – 72
  • Corn flakes – 92
  • Rice cake – 78
  • Baked potato – 85

Check this list more often, and your body will thank you. Control your blood sugar naturally without harming your body.

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