Blood sugar symptoms high and low:
Feeling excessive thirst and increased urination are common signs and symptoms of blood sugar.
When you have diabetes, the excess glucose – a kind of sugar – increases in your blood. Your kidneys need to work overtime to filter and absorb excess glucose.
Low blood sugar symptoms:
- Fast heartbeat
- Extreme hunger
- Weakness and tiredness
High blood sugar symptoms:
- Need for frequent urination
- Extreme hunger and/or thirst
- The blurring of the vision.
Blood sugar symptoms can sometimes have your attention. High levels of blood glucose pull fluid from your tissues, including the lenses of your eyes. It affects your vision ability.
If left untreated, diabetes can damage your retina – the back of your eye – and the vessels that form. For many, these early changes do not cause vision problems. However, if these changes are not detected, they can lead to vision loss and blindness.
Slow-healing source or frequent infections:
High levels of blood glucose can lead to blood flow and impair your body’s natural healing process. For this reason, people with diabetes may notice slower healing sores, especially on the feet. In women with diabetes, bladder and vaginal yeast infections are more likely to occur.
Tingling Hands and Foot:
Too much glucose in your blood can affect your nerve function. You may notice tingling and numbness (numbness) in your arms and legs, as well as burning pain in your arms, hands, feet, and legs.
Red, swollen and tender gums:
high blood sugar impairs your ability to fight microorganisms, which increases the risk of infection in your gums and bones that hold your teeth. Your gums may break out of your teeth, your teeth may become loose, or your gums may develop sores or pockets of pus – especially if you have a gum infection before diabetes.
Take your body care seriously:
If you notice any signs or symptoms of blood sugar, consult your doctor. Diabetes is a serious condition, and the sooner it is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. With your active participation and the support of your health care team, you can manage diabetes and enjoy an active, healthy life.
Common symptoms of blood sugar:
Thirst and increased urination:
When your kidneys cannot keep up, the excess glucose is excreted into your urine, pulling the fluids out of your tissues, which can dehydrate you.
It usually makes you thirsty. When you drink more liquids to quench your thirst, you urinate more.
Blood sugar can make you tired. High blood glucose impairs your body’s ability to use glucose for energy purposes. Dehydration from increased urination can make you tired.
When you lose glucose through frequent urination, you also lose calories. At the same time, diabetes causes glucose from your diet to get into your cells – leading to persistent hunger. The combined effect can be attributed to rapid weight loss with type 1 diabetes.
What Is Pregnancy Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is usually diagnosed with a blood test and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) when you are 24 to 28 weeks pregnant. You do a blood test before a glucose drink and then two more blood tests after a drink.
If you have symptoms or risk factors for gestational diabetes, your doctor may perform this test during your pregnancy.
When you are pregnant, the placenta produces special pregnancy hormones. These hormones are less effective than the normal amount of insulin in your body, which causes high blood glucose levels.
If you have too much glucose in your blood, it will cause your baby to pass through the placenta and make them too big. This is called macrosomia.
Also, your body may not be able to produce enough insulin to meet the extra amount you need during pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes is tested for all women during the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy. This is because the symptoms are not obvious. If you are classified as at high risk you may have a pre-test.