The glucose in the blood is indicated by the blood sugar level, and it is the main source of energy for the body.
We intake glucose through food, and later it is distributed to all cells.
Hyperglycemia or high blood sugar, happens when the glucose is not used properly by the body (this is type 2 diabetes), or when the body has insufficient of glucose (this is type 1 diabetes).
If diabetes lasts longer, for months and years, can damage certain organs, including the kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and nerves.

14 Signs Showing That Your Blood Sugar Is Very High

In diabetic, different factors can increase the blood sugar levels, including:

• taking a wrong dose of the medication or missing the dose
• over treating a low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
• stress
• a lack of exercise
• an illness (for example cold)
• dehydration
• consuming or overeating snacks between meals
• some medicines (for example steroid medication)
Also, children and young adults can experience occasional chapters of hyperglycemia.

High blood sugar symptoms

Increased levels of blood sugar don’t necessarily mean a diabetes.
Some people with hyperglycemia, sometimes don’t experience any signs of this condition.

The most common symptoms of hyperglycemia are:

• Blurred vision
• Frequent urination (or urination during the night)
• Dry mouth
• Difficulty concentrating
• Impotence
• Slow healing of wounds and cuts
• Recurrent infections
• Stomach problems
• Increased thirst
• Constant fatigue or tiredness
• Dry and itchy skin
• Excess abdominal fat or weight gain
• Constant hunger
• Nerve problems

Reduce Blood Sugar Levels Consuming Glycemic Food

GI or the glycemic index shows a number of carbs that we intake through the food which increase the levels of blood sugar. This number can vary and it goes from 0 to 100.
The list below includes foods and the glycemic index.

Low GI foods

Foods which index number goes from 0 – 54 are known as low GI foods.
• 0 – 1 egg
• 6 -1 cup of hummus equals
• 10 – 1 cup of broccoli
• 10 – 1 mid-sized yellow onion
• 15 – 1 cup of walnuts
• 22 – 1 cup of cherries
• 22 – 1 cup of cashew nuts
• 23 – 1 cup of yogurt
• 28 – OneTurkey sausage
• 31 – 1 cup of kidney beans
• 34 – 1 cup of butter beans
• 38 – 8 ounces tomato juice
• 38 – 1 mid-sized apple
• 42 – 1 cup of spaghetti
• 46 – 1 cup of green grapes
• 46 – 8 ounces pineapple juice
• 47 – One large carrot
• 48 – One medium orange
• 50 – One large grapefruit
• 52 – One large banana
• 54 – One cup of peas

Moderate GI foods

Foods which index number goes from 55 – 69 are known as moderate GI foods.
• 55 -1 cup of brown rice
• 55 – 1 tablespoon of raw honey
• 58 – 1 cup of oatmeal
• 64 – 1 cup of regular white rice
• 64 – 1 serving of macaroni with cheese

High GI foods

Foods which index number goes from 70 – 100 are known as high GI foods.
• 70 – One slice of white bread
• 72 – 2 cups of popcorn
• 76 – 1 doughnut (glazed)
• 78 – One rice cake
• 85 – 1 mid-sized baked potato
• 92 – 1 serving of corn flakes
• 100 -50 grams of glucose

If you have some symptoms of hyperglycemia, you should change your diet and start to consume foods with a low GI index.

 

Source: healthyfoodhouse