Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar/ glucose, occurs when too much sugar is in the blood. It’s a symptom of diabetes that occurs when the body isn’t producing enough insulin, or the cells ignore the insulin produced. This leads to excess levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Untreated hyperglycemia can cause serious health problems, including vision loss and severe health issues.
What are the causes?
- The insulin dose or other medication prescribed to you is not working per your specific needs.
- You need to do more physical activity.
- There is a lot of physical and emotional stress.
- Pancreatic diseases are also a cause of such conditions.
- Certain medications. Yes, some kinds of medications, such as steroids and diuretics, can cause this issue.
- Imbalanced amount of carbohydrates and body insulin or the insulin that you are injecting in the body.
- Endocrine conditions also cause such problems.
- High sugar levels in the blood.
- The feeling of thirst or hunger is increased. No. Not the normal amount that you feel once from time to time.
- Blurry vision
- You are going to the restroom more often. (Frequent urination)
- You feel tired and weak all the time.
- Drastic weight loss.
- Skin infections
- Cuts and sores don’t heal on time.
These are the main symptoms of hyperglycemia that you can experience.
There are different ways in which you can treat hyperglycemia if you have diabetes (type 1 and type 2). Read on to find out the different ways:
- Healthy eating habits: Eat healthy and stay healthy. We know you hear this a lot, but it is the truth. And if you stumble, keep in mind eating in moderation will also save you.
- Stay active: Set up a morning routine to always stretch once you get out of bed. It will do wonders. End your day with a walk. Really, this is the minimum effort. And if you can do more, it will be the best thing.
- Manage your stress: Take a deep breath and reward yourself with a self-care day. And that is all you need.
- Insulin: If you have type 1 diabetes, then insulin is a vital part of managing high blood sugar levels.
- Oral medications: If you have type 2 diabetes, then it is evident that you need to take some oral medication along with the injections of insulin.
If you don’t have diabetes, then you should contact your doctor, and they will be able to provide you with some medication or remedies that can manage your high blood sugar levels.
Things you can do to prevent hyperglycemia.
- Daily physical activity
- Follow a good diet plan.
- Maintain your weight.
- Curb smoking
- Limit your alcohol intake.
To conclude, we hope you were able to get an overview of hyperglycemia. Prevention is better than cure. So, make sure you are taking the right measures and taking care of your health.
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