High blood sugar symptoms

High blood sugar is a condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are many symptoms associated with the condition but a lot of them are associated with other health issues as well. High blood sugar can lead to other serious issues or it could be caused by a serious condition such as diabetes so a quick diagnosis is essential. It is important that you know all about the symptoms of high blood sugar and speak with your doctor if you notice more than a few of the symptoms.

Physical Symptoms

There are many symptoms for high blood sugar that affect you physically. A few examples of this would be a tingling feeling or numbness in your hands and feet. Those are by far the most common physical symptoms for high blood sugar. The feeling that occurs for these symptoms would be comparable to having a strong pulse (or heart beat) in your hands or feet.

People with high blood sugar also have rather sticky teeth. This is more common for people with the high blood sugar as a result of diabetes though. Even if you clean your teeth regularly and use specialty teeth cleaning products it will still be sticky afterwards. This is caused by there being too much sugar from your blood which goes into your mouth in the form of saliva.

The tingling feeling may also be noticed just above your eyes or near your eyelids. This is also associated with your blood carrying too much sugar. The tingling feeling can affect various areas of your body but the previously listed areas are most common.

Inability to Heal Wounds
Your body will also be sluggish when it comes to naturally healing from most types of injuries. If you get an infection, cut, bruise, or any type of wound it will take much longer to heal. This is caused by a high blood density which is a result of too much glucose in your blood. The high density will make it harder for your body to get fresh blood and it will interfere with the healing process. In particular, injuries, cuts, wounds, or any form of damage to your feet will take a very long time to completely heal.

A serious injury could end up developing into gangrene or even need to be amputated if your body cannot heal it appropriately. This is just another reason why it is important for you to diagnose and treat high blood sugar and diabetes in a timely manner.

Unquenchable Thirst and Frequent Urination

Most people with high blood sugar will be frequently thirsty and will have a difficulty to get rid of the need for liquid. People with high blood sugar will need to drink a few cups of water more each day than people without the condition.

People with high blood sugar will tend to urinate more often than normal but this should be obvious with the excessive consumption of liquids each day. Also, the urine will likely be an abnormal color. Most people with high blood sugar will have a dark yellow colored urine stream so watch out for this as it could be a strong sign of the condition.

Other Symptoms
Many people with high blood sugar will also have dehydrated skin that is constantly itchy. Blurred vision, feeling weak, and getting dizzy or lightheaded are all mild symptoms of high blood sugar. There more severe symptoms that may be noticed but are less common would be feeling extremely weak, poor comprehension during conversations, and a really quick heart beat but a weak pulse. There are other symptoms as well so you may want to find a full list if you are attempting a self-diagnosis at home.

Many of the symptoms associated with diabetes could also be associated with high blood sugar. This is because high blood sugar is very similar to diabetes and it is often a part of the condition. Most people with high blood sugar also have diabetes.

It may take a while to get diagnosed as the symptoms tend to go unnoticed for most people. However, if you notice some of the major symptoms then you may want to speak with your doctor or get a test kit. Remember that it is essential that you are diagnosed and begin treatment as quickly as possible if you have high blood sugar.

Last updated on Jul 21st, 2010 and filed under Diabetes Mellitus. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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