Signs Showing That Your Blood Sugar Is High – GTM

Blood sugar levels show the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main source of energy for the cells in the body. Glucose is ingested through the foods we eat.

In most cases, high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, can be caused by two things. Therefore, there are two types of diabetes. First is type 2 diabetes-when the body is unable to use glucose properly and type 1 diabetes-a condition caused by lack of glucose in the body. When this condition lasts too long, it may harm certain body parts like the kidneys, blood vessels, eyes, and nerves, permanently.

The main reasons for increase of sugar in diabetics are:

  • Overeating
  • Steroid medications
  • Over-treating a hypoglycemia episode
  • Missing a dose or taking a wrong dose of the diabetes medications
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Too much stress
  • Some disease, for example, a common cold
  • Dehydration

The following symptoms could be indicating that your blood sugar levels are too high:

  • Nerve issues
  • Excessive thirst
  • Stomach problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Impotence
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Constant hunger
  • Weight gain
  • Lack of concentration
  • Slow healing of wounds, cuts, and bruises
  • Urination at night or frequent urination
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Recurrent infections

How to lower high blood sugar levels with glycemic food

The glycemic index, also known as GI, is the ranking of carbohydrates in foods according to their influence on the blood glucose levels. The numbers vary from 1 to 100, that is, there are low-GI foods, moderate-GI foods, and high-GI foods. The first group is processed slower than the third, i.e. they decrease the insulin levels and encourage healthy weight loss.

Low-GI foods (0-54) consume them on a regular basis:
  • An egg-0
  • A cup of hummus-6
  • A cup of broccoli-10
  • A mid-sized yellow onion-10
  • A cup of walnuts-15
  • A cup of cherries-22
  • A cup of cashews-22
  • A cup of yogurt-28
  • A turkey sausage-28
  • A cup of kidney beans-31
  • A cup of butter beans-34
  • 8-ounces of tomato juice-38
  • A mid-sized apple-38
  • A cup of spaghetti-42
  • A cup of green grapes-26
  • 8 ounces of pineapple juice-46
  • A large carrot-47
  • A medium orange-48
  • One grapefruit-50
  • A banana-52
  • A cup of peas-54

Moderate GI-foods (55-69) consume them moderately:

  • A cup of brown rice-55
  • A tbsp of raw, organic honey-55
  • A cup of oatmeal-58
  • A cup of regular white rice-64
  • A serving of Mac&Cheese-64

High-GI foods (70-100) try to avoid them as much as possible:

  • A slice of white bread-70
  • Two cups of popcorns-72
  • A donut-76
  • Rice cake-78
  • Baked potato-85
  • A serving of corn flakes-92
  • 50 grams of glucose-100

All in all, we can easily conclude that your diet has a major impact on your well-being, especially the blood sugar levels. If you happen to experience some of the previously mentioned symptoms, be sure to make changes in your nutrition and consume only low and moderate-GI foods to avoid sugar spikes and additional complications.

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