Inconsistent Blood Sugar
Living with diabetes can make it difficult to maintain a consistent and balanced blood sugar level. Even those who stick to a strict diet and monitor their blood sugar levels frequently, still may be faced with challenges.
High blood sugar is known as hyperglycemia and low blood sugar is known as hypoglycemia, both pose threats to your health. It is important for diabetics to be able to identify the symptoms of both conditions so that they can react quickly to get their blood sugar back in a healthy range when it dips too low or raises too high.
Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar
When your blood sugar drops below a healthy range you may experience some of these identifying symptoms: shaking, sweating, rapid heartbeat, headache, hunger, weakness, fatigue, impaired vision, anxiety, irritability, and dizziness.
In more extreme cases, low blood sugar can lead to more severe symptoms such as: confusion, loss of consciousness, seizures, and even death.
If your blood sugar is dropping it is recommended to drink skim milk, a non-diet soda, hard candy, fruit juices or any other food or drink that contains a high amount of sugar.
Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
Whenever your blood sugar rises beyond a healthy range you may experience some of these identifying symptoms: frequent urination, fatigue, itchy skin, feeling thirsty even when drinking water, more frequent infections, slower healing times, sores on the skin.
In more extreme cases, high blood sugar can lead to nausea, drowsiness, blurred vision, confusion, and dizziness, especially when rising to your feet.
Monitoring and Managing Your Blood Sugar
If you struggle to maintain a consistent blood sugar level it is important to schedule regular visits with your doctor to monitor and manage your blood sugar. In addition to eating a healthy and balanced diet, a doctor may prescribe you medication to help manage your glucose levels. You can monitor your blood sugar levels at home and track your range to see how your body reacts in different situations and to different foods and drinks.
Wellspire Medical Group
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