It is very important to know how to recognize the symptoms of high blood sugar because it can lead to serious health issues.

CAUSES OF HIGH BLOOD SUGAR

 

Using too many steroids

Excessive eating

Dehydration

Common cold

Fatigue

Physical inactivity

SYMPTOMS OF INCREASED BLOOD SUGAR

 

Blurred vision

Frequent urination

Dry mouth

Impotence

Thirst

Difficulty focusing

Recurring infections

Slow healing wounds and cuts

Digestive problems

Increased appetite

Itchy and dry skin

Nerve problems

Weight gain and excess belly fat

HOW TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS

 

In order to control the sugar levels in your blood you must pay attention to your food. You should avoid foods with high glycemic index. The GI shows the carbs number in certain food. Those with glycemic index 0-54 are considered low. A LIST OF FOODS WITH LOW GI

 

Banana 52

Grapefruit 50

Orange 48

Carrot 47

Pineapple juice (220 g.) 46

Tomato juice (220 g.) 38

One cup of peas 54

One cup of green grapes (46

One cup of spaghetti 42

1 turkey sausage 28

Medium-sized apple 38

Medium-sized onion 10

1 cup of yogurt 23

One cup of cherries 22

1 cup of cashew nuts 22

One cup of nuts 15 a cup of hummus 6

1 cup of broccoli 10

1 egg 6

FOODS BETWEEN 55-69 GI:

 

One cup of white rice 64

1 cup of oatmeal 55

One tablespoon of honey 55

One serving of mac’n’cheese 64

A cup of brown rice 55

FOODS WITH HIGH GI:

 

Glucose (50 g.) 100

Cornflakes 1 portion 92

Baked potato medium-sized 85

Doughnut 76

A slice of white bread 70

Rice cake 76

2 cups of popcorn 70