High blood sugar or hyperglycemia is a condition which is just one of the symptoms of diabetes. High blood sugar may lead to complications by itself, so controlling it is always a wise choice.
High blood sugar is easily spotted, and in this article read about 14 of the most common indications of high blood sugar.
14 Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
- Nerve issues
- Feeling an unquenchable thirst during the whole day
- Cuts and wounds heal very slow
- Recurring infections
- Constantly dry mouth
- Regularly feeling fatigued
- A constant need to urinate, especially during the night
- Feeling unexplained and constant hunger
- Dry and itchy skin
- Blurry vision
- Excess abdominal fat and unexplained weight gain
- Discomfort in the stomach
- Not being able to stay focused
Having high blood sugar does not mean that you have diabetes, so don’t panic if you have recognized some of these symptoms.
Furthermore you can read how to use certain foods and reduce your blood sugar level.
GI Food List
Glycemic index (GI) is a scale in which carbs are classified based on their glycemic response, i.e. the level at which these foods increase the blood glucose level of a person.
The range of the scale is from 0 to 100, and the higher the food on the scale is, the more it increases the blood sugar, and vice versa.
Foods with high glycemic index range from 70 and above and it is for the best to avoid them. Some foods with high GI are baked potatoes, glazed donuts, corn flakes, popcorn, white bread and rice cakes.
Additionally, there are foods which are considered to be moderate. They are from 55 to 69 on the scale. These foods are white rice, pita bread, mac and cheese, honey oatmeal, and brown rice.
Foods with the lowest GI are the healthiest and they are recommended for you. These foods are from 0 to 54 on the scale. Such foods are yellow onions, hummus, grapefruit, broccoli, cherries, walnuts, butter beans, cashews, kidney beans, apples, tomato juice, spaghetti, bananas, oranges, green grapes, carrots, pineapple juice, peas, and turkey sausages and so on.
Consuming foods with low GI is going to make you feel better.