Keeping track of blood sugar is extremely important as it can cause kidney damage and if you are diabetic, we suggest you see a doctor STAT. However, here are the signs indicating that you might have high blood sugar. First off, when your kidneys can no longer filter out glucose, the body becomes dehydrated. And while a little thirst may seem like a minor inconvenience, over time dehydration damages the body and leads to other symptoms, including a spike in blood sugar levels as the body revs up adrenaline, a natural insulin blocker.
It is also an indication if you are visiting the loo a lot. Increased thirst is related to frequent urination. When blood sugar is high, the body directs excess fluid to the kidneys, causing them to work overtime to filter the blood and produce extra urine output. Since increased thirst may lead to increased drinking, you might not notice at first, but if urine output seems to be more than what you’d expect based on what you’re drinking, it may point to high blood sugar. Often feel like you've got a 'brain fog'? Glucose is the fuel that powers the body, and when there isn't enough insulin to move that fuel through the body properly, the body doesn’t get the power it needs. That often leads to general fatigue and trouble concentrating. Blurred vision too is an indication. Also, if you find that scrapes and bruises are staying on for longer than you expect, it could be a sign. When blood sugar is high, arteries stiffen, causing a narrowing of blood vessels and decreased blood flow throughout the body. In turn, blood does not reach wounds as quickly, so they get less oxygen and nutrients to help fight infection and promote healing.
Weight loss caused by high blood sugar is extremely unhealthy. When weight loss results from high blood sugar, it’s because the body turns to burning fat instead of using glucose for energy and because large amounts of glucose leave the body through urine. And lastly, if you keep feeling tired. Because high blood sugar causes the body to waste glucose, the fuel that normally powers the body, you may feel tired. If you’re are experiencing any of these symptoms, we say, see a doctor as soon as possible.