The blood sugar level shows the amount of sugar or glucose present in your blood. Glucose is actually the main type of sugar found in the blood and is the body’s main energy source.

High blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, is a condition resulting from the body’s inability to process glucose properly. If the condition persists for a longer period of time, it may lead to long-term complications and serious damage to different body parts, including the following:

Body parts susceptible to damage due to persistent high blood sugar

  • Blood vessels
  • Kidneys
  • Nerves
  • Eyes

In the case of diabetics, complications concerning blood sugar may arise due to missing a dose of medication, common colds, dehydration, stress, and excessive snacking.

Some of the most common signs of high blood sugar include the following:

  1. Frequent dry mouth
  2. Fatigue
  3. Extreme tiredness
  4. Weight gain
  5. Stomach issues
  6. Slow healing of wounds
  7. Blurred vision
  8. Excessive thirst
  9. Frequent need to urinate
  10. Dry skin
  11. Itchy skin
  12. Nerve issues
  13. Frequent infections
  14. Impotence
  15. Trouble concentrating

Having to deal with high blood pressure and its symptoms is not an easy task. Fortunately, there are many ways to help you prevent any problems with blood sugar. One way is by consuming low glycemic foods, which will help lower the levels of sugar in your blood. By regular consumption of low glycemic index (GI) foods, you will keep your blood sugar in check.

Examples of low GI foods include one cup of walnuts, one cup of broccoli, one egg, or one turkey sausage.

Eating correct amounts of the right foods can be of great benefit to your health. Therefore, we suggest watching the following videos to learn which foods are great for people with high blood sugar as well as for those who simply want to maintain theirs within the normal range. Including these low GI foods in your diet will undoubtedly improve your health in many ways.

Sources:

Nelson, M. (2016). 15 Signs showing that your blood sugar is very high. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from http://www.healthyfoodteam.com/15-signs-showing-blood-sugar-high/

[BeFiT]. (2016, April 10). Top 5 low glycemic super fruits: health hack – Thomas DeLauer. [Video File]. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from https://youtu.be/W3xE6BRra2g

[glycemicdiet]. (2011, November 7). What are low glycemic foods? [Video File]. Retrieved March 23, 2017, from https://youtu.be/QU4bmHxohAM

Health topics: Blood sugar. (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2017, from https://medlineplus.gov/bloodsugar.html