Dr. Didem Gunduz

High Sugar – Symptoms of Diabetes

We all have biscuits, cookies, chips, ice cream, etc. in our daily life. We unconsciously take in harmful simple sugars from many processed packaged foods. We throw table sugar in tea, coffee, with our eyes closed, and then we slurp with pleasure. However, does consuming this much sugar make us diabetic in the future? Moreover, attention is important, does high sugar consumption leave our body vulnerable to diabetes and other diseases? There are also readers who are confused by questions such as what causes diabetes and how diabetics should be fed. In this article, we will talk about the symptoms of high sugar and what are the harms of high sugar, along with the answers to all these questions.

What Are the Symptoms of High Sugar?

1. Abnormal Thirst Can Be a Sign of Diabetes

It is not a very hot day and you have drank enough water, but there is still a strong sense of thirst. This is usually a sign that your sugar is high. This causes you to go to the sink frequently, causing a diuretic effect. Therefore, the need to urinate very often and the frequent thirst may be symptoms of high sugar.

2. If You Are Gaining Weight Quickly, Your Blood Sugar Level May Be High

Contrary to popular belief, simple carbohydrates that are higher in sugar than fatty foods will make you gain more weight. As you eat sugar, your weight and speed of weight gain increase, and you start to gain weight more quickly. You get fat around your belly button. (Especially in men who eat irregular and high sugar foods, belly fat is more common than women.)

3. Constant Hunger and High Sugar Relationship

The level of sugar in your blood rises with every sugar-containing food you put in your mouth. This directly raises your insulin levels. Insulin, which rises suddenly with sugar, decreases rapidly in a short time. This will result in you getting hungry quickly. Because simple sugar is the food with the highest glycemic index (table sugar). In other words, it increases your blood sugar rate rapidly and decreases it at the same rate.

4. Do You Have Difficulty Dealing With Dessert Crises?

As you eat sugary foods in relation to the 3rd item above, your commitment to sweets increases. An increase in sugar causes the release of dopamine, which is called the “happiness hormone”. Just like any other addiction, your body gradually develops a tolerance to the substance in question, so the more you consume, the more you want it. After all, even if you're not hungry, you just want to eat something sweet. It really is, isn't it?

5. Symptoms of High Sugar = Constantly Tired and Sleepy

Excess sugar leads to poor glucose absorption by organs and cells, including brain cells. A decrease in memory and focus occurs over time. In addition, the feeling of constant fatigue and sleepiness begins to be felt after a sudden drop in sugar. The fact that you feel sleepy and tired immediately after a meal is related to the sudden rise of your sugar and the same rapid decrease. In addition, eating too much sugar directly causes sudden headaches.

How to Avoid High Sugar Symptoms

All the substances and results listed above can be symptoms of high sugar! For years, experts have been working on the questions of what are the symptoms of high sugar, how diabetics should be fed and what causes diabetes. However, a "common" treatment method that 100% cures this disease has still not been found to date.

Of course, in order to protect ourselves from high sugar and diabetes, we need to completely eliminate simple sugar from our lives. Is this easy to achieve? Of course not. You can think of sugar as poison, like a cigarette. It can start as an insidious disease, like hidden sugar. You may not notice it at first. Therefore, acting consciously and disciplined is very important in reaching your goal of zeroing sugar. Also, don't forget to have your blood values ​​checked every 6 months and go through regular doctor checkups.

In summary, if you have symptoms of high sugar, try to follow the steps below;

  • Cut sugar out of your life. Especially table sugar that you throw in tea and coffee, and all other processed and packaged foods (Chips, biscuits, cookies, snacks, sweets, alcohols, carbonated drinks and more...)
  • Get into the habit of looking at the nutritional values ​​written on the back of the products you will buy at the grocery store and say stop to yourself! This habit will help you get very good results in a short time.
  • Do not dehydrate your body, drink enough fluids during the day.
  • Do not skip meals, especially your breakfast. A balanced and nutritious breakfast will prevent blood sugar spikes and keep your energy levels stable throughout the day.
  • Do not stay hungry for a long time, you can choose snacks for this.
  • Choose complex carbohydrates, in other words, foods with a low glycemic index. Thus, reduce the likelihood of your body encountering insulin resistance and diabetes.
  • Make sports a part of your life. Regular exercises (eg: full body workouts) and an active life will prevent you from gaining weight, balance your sugar, keep your life in order and will be your biggest helper in living a healthy life.

Source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/high-blood-sugar-hyperglycaemia/

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Born in 1984, Dr. Didem Gündüz completed her education at the Faculty of Medicine. After specializing in internal medicine, she completed her higher education in dermatology. Didem worked in various public hospitals for many years and is currently serving her patients in a private clinic.

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