12 Signs We Should Pay Attention to Our Blood Sugar Levels
Hyperglycemia, i.e., high blood glucose is seen in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes. There are a few factors which can lead to the development of hyperglycemia in people who have diabetes.
Those factors are physical activity and food choices, not taking enough or skipping sugar-lowering drugs, non-diabetes drugs, and illness.
It is actually very vital to treat high blood glucose. Untreated hyperglycemia might become severe and cause severe complications which will need emergency care, like a diabetic coma.
But even if it is not severe the persistent hyperglycemia might cause complications which will impact the heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys. The symptoms might be mild, moderate or even severe.
Once people notice any of these signs, that is the time when they should start paying more attention to their lifestyle habits and blood glucose levels.
In case our blood glucose levels are higher than the target range we might have mild hyperglycemia. We might urinate more frequently if you consume a lot of fluids. Some people don’t even notice these symptoms.
The Main Signs of Hyperglycemia
- Increased appetite
- Increased thirst
- Weight loss
- Increased urination
Bear in mind that young kids cannot identify these signs. Therefore, parents must do a home blood glucose test in case they suspect that their child has high blood glucose.
In case we don’t consume enough liquids in order to replace the lost fluids, there is a high chance that we will become dehydrated.
Symptoms of Dehydration
- Increased thirst
- Dry mouth
- Dry and warm skin
Moderate to Severe Hyperglycemia
In case our blood glucose levels are consistently high, we might have moderate or severe signs of hyperglycemia.
Symptoms of Moderate to Severe Hyperglycemia
- Difficulty waking up
- Blurred vision
- Extreme thirst
- Hot, flushed and dry skin
In case our body makes no or little insulin you might experience:
- Vomiting, belly pain and loss of appetite
- Weak pulse and fast heart rate
- Deep and rapid breathing
- Fruity and strong breath odor
In case our blood glucose levels continue to rise, we might become lethargic and confused. In addition, we might become unconscious in case our blood glucose levels are high.
The good thing is that we can deal with this the natural way. All we need to do is use 2 common ingredients.
Common but Beneficial Ingredients
All we need to do is to is get organic cloves and organic cinnamon. We can make flavored water out of these ingredients or use them in our food.
Recipe for Flavored Water
- Organic cloves – 3 g
- Organic cinnamon – 2 sticks
Note: Avoid powdered cinnamon since it isn’t water-soluble.
All we need to do is add the ingredients in water, let them stay for a while, strain the mixture and then just consume it. This water is not only delicious but is very beneficial as well.
The cinnamon will help slow done the absorption of food, and that can notably lower the blood glucose spikes after you eat. Moreover, it can boost the ability of our body to use sugar efficiently.
Cinnamon acts as a efficient anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent.
On the other hand, the cloves help lower the sugar present in the bloodstream. By promoting a process such as the production of insulin, the cloves might overcome the ineffective distribution of sugar and insulin resistance and help balance the blood glucose levels.
The combination of these ingredients is highly beneficial for the control of our blood glucose levels. Also, we can use the same herbs and make tea. This is a delicious, beneficial and extremely healthy tea we can consume anytime we feel thirsty.