Blood Sugar & Diabetes
Blood Sugar Levels Diabetes is not an obscure disease. Many of us already know at least one person who suffers from it. We’ve seen what it does, how it wrecks an individual’s life and warrants constant monitoring. But do we really know this disease well enough to recognize its other dubious symptoms? A fruity breath, blurry vision, wounds that won’t heal…do we normally associate these with diabetes?
High blood glucose, frequent urination, and thirst are the commonly known symptoms of diabetes,
Symptoms of Blood Sugar Levels
Blurred vision – When blood sugar levels rise, this excess sugar enters the lens of the eye. This causes the surrounding liquid to follow, causing the lens to swell. This condition can be corrected by lowering glucose levels.
Delayed wound healing – High levels of blood sugar slows down blood circulation. Because of this, When the injuries happened, blood components such as clotting factors that are needed to close the wound, interfere with the wound. This delays healing of the wound. High blood glucose can also directly affect blood vessels, constricts them so less blood passes through these blood vessels.
Fruity breath – An indication of diabetic ketoacidosis, this condition occurs when insulin becomes ineffective at making use of the glucose available for producing energy. The body instead resorts to breaking down fats to form ketones, one of which is acetone which gives breath a fruity odor.
Increased appetite – Dropped in insulin sensitivity, glucose is not able to convert into energy, which tells the body to run out of calories and need more food.
The key to treating these is getting your blood sugar levels back to normal. If high blood sugar is high visit your doctor immediately. Even before diabetes completely develops, inculcating habits like healthy eating, regular exercise, managing stress and weight reduction (for those who are overweight) can help with these conditions.
Identifying the symptoms of diabetes sooner rather than later can lead to an early diagnosis, which can save a lot of pain and discomfort later. We spend most of our lives chasing material goods, but
we should never forget to listen to what makes all of it really possible – our own bodies.