Hello everyone how's your blood sugar been doing lately it might sound like a strange question it's definitely something to consider in 2012 over 2.2 million deaths worldwide were linked to high blood glucose fast forward to 2016 over 1.6 million people died from diabetes given the amount of sugary food people eat it's only going to get worse let's talk about 9 signs your blood sugar is too high do you get thirsty how bad are the stomach pains what about fatigue weight well your breath smell like fruit we're talking all that and more.
fruity breath have you been noticing a weird fruity odor coming from your breath have your friends been noticing well this could be a sign of high blood sugar your breath in general provides clues as to the state of your health this is actually one of the more serious signs one that points towards diabetes when your body cannot produce insulin it won't receive the glucose it needs instead it'll become desperate.
And begin to burn fat this fat burning creates ketones which will build up in your blood and urine when your ketones rise to an unsafe level it brings you to further risk of diabetic ketoacidosis this is a condition that occurs when the body starts breaking down fat a little too quickly along with high glucose shortness of breath and confusion one of the main symptoms of DKA is fruity breath but wait there's more diabetes can also cause your breath to wreak.
When a person has diabetes their blood vessels become damaged this reduces your blood flow throughout your body including the gums if blood isn't getting to your gums they can become infected at the same time your glucose levels are rising this promotes bacterial growth which will lead to your breath stinking if you're noticing a strange odor in your breath head to the doctor and ask about your blood sugar levels an offensive smell coming from your mouth is only the tip of the iceberg do you have an embarrassing bad breath story sound off in the comments section.
increased thirst when your blood sugar is high you're gonna feel thirsty let's take a second to talk about glucose this is the type of sugar you get from your food the kind your body uses for energy when excess glucose builds up in the blood your kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter all of it out after a while your organs.
Will get tired as a result any glucose that can't be a sorbed will leave your body through your urine problem solved not exactly the urine will drag other fluids out with it eventually you'll become dehydrated and feel thirsty what's worse even if you do drink water to quench your thirst you'll simply urinate it out afterwards again if you've been noticing yourself getting progressively more thirsty even after drinking water make sure you get to a doctor.
fatigue if your blood sugar has shot through the roof prepare to feel exhausted this is one of the more confusing symptoms considering that fatigue is caused by countless other things high amounts of glucose in your blood will stop you from properly using it to make energy at the same time the dehydration.
You go through also contributes to your tiredness if you have diabetes your pancreas won't be able to produce insulin like it usually does the insulin is needed to absorb glucose for the cells if the glucose isn't distributed to the cells it will build up and bam this is where the fatigue kicks in if you're overwhelmed with exhaustion try drinking some water and getting some rest if this doesn't help over time get your blood checked.
nausea when it comes to high blood sugar one of the main symptoms is an extreme sense of nausea you'll even want to vomit I'm serious your stomach just can't handle it nausea also includes feelings of disorientation as well as weakness.
This can lead to fainting as if puking your guts that wasn't bad enough a person with high blood sugar can also feel nauseous with certain medications this is especially possible if you're taking meds on an empty stomach if you have high glucose levels and you're on some sort of medicine be sure you're taking it the right way.
blurred vision along with nausea you'll also experience blurred vision if your blood glucose is getting excessive you may not be able to see properly well it's said to be only temporary blurred vision in the case of diabetes can get really bad really quickly high blood sugar will damage blood vessels in your retina this causes your islands to swell up making it difficult to see objects in front of you you may also see blind spots this is why I exams are important people who have type 2 diabetes need to get their eyes checked right after their diagnosis.
dry mouth this symptom is specific to people with diabetes dry mouth happens when there's no saliva left in your mouth not only is a decent amount of saliva good it's essential to your mouths health it controls the level of bacteria and cleans away acid but this one is actually kind of tricky while other signs are pretty straightforward there is actually no clear evidence for what exactly makes your mouth dry in the cases of diabetes.
Most experts blame your high glucose levels if your blood sugar has seen an increase your milk will probably feel like a desert it's only made worse by the dehydration you go through due to your lack of fluids people with high levels of blood sugar can also get thrush this is a type of yeast infection yuck all the more reason to keep control of your blood sugar hang on a second that reminds me speaking of high blood sugar.
stomach pain have you been feeling unbearable abdominal pains high blood sugar will affect the way your gastrointestinal tract works these are the organs responsible for digestion of food as well as getting rid of waste along with a sore throat heartburn and trouble swallowing you'll also feel extreme discomfort in your stomach.
Area I'm not just talking about overwhelming pain I mean bloating constipation and eventual diarrhea since your liver and pancreas aren't functioning properly either it only adds to the discomfort if you're feeling discomfort that it's out of the norm it may be a sign that your glucose levels are a little too high.
shortness of breath pipe-like sugar and diabetes will do damage to the respiratory system remember ketoacidosis from a few minutes ago well he's back I told you bad breath was just the tip of the iceberg if you're having trouble breathing this can be another symptom of ketoacidosis shortness of breath brought on by this condition is known as custom all breathing.
It happens when your breath is either rapid or extremely heavy full-on diabetes only makes this worse studies show that people born with type 1 and type 2 are likely to have asthma and pulmonary fibrosis and if you want to hear something really scare they're twice as likely to be hospitalized with pneumonia if you have high blood sugar and your breathing isn't right get your lungs checked out.
rapid heartbeat if there's too much sugar in your system it's quite obvious your heart will eventually be affected we've all had moments where our heart is beating a little faster than it usually does in case of high blood sugar your heart will be thrown off its rhythm when a person is startled by something their heart sometimes skips a beat well in this case it's the other way around if we feel our heart acting in a way.
That's abnormal it can be terrifying it feels like the ghost of a really bad beat boxer is living inside your chest diabetics are much more vulnerable to heart disease than healthy people research shows that around 65 percent of people with diabetes will suffer from either a heart attack or stroke if your heart has been acting up lately get a doctor to check it out has your blood sugar ever been dangerously high do you know anyone with diabetes let us know in the comments below.