It is well known about diabetes and over a prolonged period metabolism disorder, which leads to high sugar levels in blood. When it comes to diabetes needs to be said that not only people diagnosed should be worried about blood sugar level. Healthy people, who for extended period have high blood sugar level have to be worried because it can lead to diabetes;
Don’t think that cakes, candy, sodas and other sweet food can cause increase blood sugar levels.
Do you know what causes high blood sugar symptoms?
Maybe you already have high blood sugar level if you constantly feel hungry, if you persistently trying to lose weight and still you gain weight and/or if you constantly have stomach problems.
Here are some factors that can contribute to the high sugar level in blood:
- Very poor diet
- Irregular physical activity
- Major stress
- Some certain health conditions
- Using certain medications
What are the high blood sugar symptoms?
If you have high blood sugar level it doesn’t mean that you have diabetes, it is only an indicator and that you have to take care of it. There are some people that don’t have high blood sugar level symptoms but they have diagnosed diabetes.
- Constantly dry mouth
- Constant feeling of thirst
- Stomach problems
- Sexual dysfunction
- Healing of cuts and wounds are going very slow
- Constantly being hungry
- Itchy dry skin
- Frequently urination, especially during the night
- Difficulties in concentration
- Problems with nerve
- Blurred vision
- Frequently infections
- Excesses abdominal fat and/ or weight gain
- Feeling of extreme tiredness
Using a Glycemic Index Food List to Decrease High Blood Sugar Symptoms
GI-glycemic index is a number ranking of carbohydrate in particular type of food and indicates how they affect a person’s blood glucose levels. Its scale is from 0 to 100. The higher the GI in a particular food, it means that rapidly increases in blood sugar. Scale of 100 means pure glucose. Food with low GI value (less than 55) is more slowly digested and metabolized than food with high GI value and it slower rise in blood sugar, therefore and insulin levels. One of many benefits of low GI food is very good in weight control.
In order to prevent high blood sugar level, or control over weight, or improve overall health, you should consume food with low GI.
Glycemic Index Food List (some common foods):
0-55 GI, Low glycemic index food (very good)
150 gr/1 cup green grapes – 46
230 gr pineapple juice – 46
130 gr medium orange – 48
56- 69 GI, Medium glycemic index food
1 serving macaroni and cheese – 64
70 -100 GI, High glycemic index foods (bad)
Try to minimize consuming high glycemic index food or completely eliminate them.