You may have diabetes, here are the symptoms!

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A study conducted in the US has shown that only 1 of every 8 people, who are in prediabetic phase, are aware that they are sick. When awareness is out, these people go one step forward to be a diabetic while they can hinder blood sugar increase by consuming low calorie food and exercising.

One of every 9 adults in the world are diabetic. According to WHO, this disease will have been the seventh cause of death by 2030. Most diabetics have type 2 diabetes. This type is generally seen in adults; as body cannot produce enough insulin or resists to insulin, the process of energy converting limp.

It can easily be understood by a simple blood test called HbA1c, which shows how blood sugar changed in previous months, how much sugar is carried by hemoglobin molecules in red blood cells. Scale of 5.7-6.4 is considered high and over 6.5 is the sign of alert to diabetes.

One-third of adults in the US have high blood sugar. 11% of these become diabetic every year. Only 288 of 2694 adults with a high HbA1c levels know their situation. So, is there a way to understand high blood sugar without a test?

14 Things To Show Very High Blood Sugar

Some factors may lead to excessive rise in blood sugar in diabetic patients. Excessive sugar load in treating episode (hypoglycemia), skipping diabetes medicine or taking them in wrong dose, omission of exercise, stress, any disease like flu, dehydration or being thirsty, over eating, snacks between meals, some medicine like steroids.

You can understand that your blood sugar is high with these symptoms:

  • Frequent urinating, night urination.
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Dryness of mouth (xerostomia)
  • Erection problems in men
  • Repeating infections
  • Stomach problems
  • Permanent or extreme acedia
  • Increased thirst, drinking too much water
  • Dry skin and itching
  • Permanent feel of hunger
  • Fat accumulation around belly, weight gain
  • Neuritic problems like hypokinesis


Lowering Blood Sugar by Being Careful with Glycemic Index

Foods can be scaled from 0 to 100 in terms of glycemic index. High GI foods are processed faster than low ones, so low GI foods take insulin levels down and help weight loss. You can eat 0-54 GI foods every day.

Here are the values for low GI food:

1 egg: 0


-1 little bowl of hummus: 6

-1 little bowl of broccoli: 10

-1 little bowl of walnuts: 15

-1 little bowl of cherries: 22

-1 little bowl of cashews: 22

-1 little bowl of yoghurt: 23

-1 sausage: 28

-1 little bowl of beans: 34

-1 middle sized apple: 38

-1 little bowl of spaghetti: 42

-1 little bowl of green grapes:46

-1 big carrot: 47

-1 middle sized orange: 48

-1 big banana: 52

-1 little bowl of peas: 54


Middle scale glycemic index food should be consumed less. Here are GI values:

-1 little bowl of brown rice

-1 tablespoon of honey: 55

-1 little bowl of oat: 58

-1 little bowl of rice: 64

-1 little bowl of mac and cheese: 64


Consuming high GI food regularly may cause serious health problems. These should be avoided:

-1 slice of white bread: 70

-2 little bowls of popcorn: 72

-1 donut: 76

-1 middle potato: 85

-1 portion of cereal: 92

-50 grams of glucose: 100

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