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Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
Are you wondering what happens when blood sugar is too high? Type 2 diabetes will lead to symptoms of high blood sugar and most people of unaware of what is going on with their body! Commonly most individuals begin with feeling fatigue, drowsiness and tired all the time. If you find yourself experiencing the symptoms of high blood sugar like noticing a huge drop in energy throughout the day then you will need to contact your doctor to have your blood sugar checked.
So, let me ask you, have you been to tired to get off the sofa lately? Does lunch make you feel like you need a nap in the middle of the afternoon? Well it is important for you to understand that insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar could be the culprit!
Anothersign of high blood sugar for many is the vascular damage that reduces blood flow, which impacts your body’s ability to heal and fight infection. The smallest cut or blister can become a massive, system wide infection very quickly.Diabetics need to inspect their feet every day, looking for puncture wounds, bruises, redness, unusual warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts and toenail problems.
The symptoms of high blood glucose can also lead to foot problems and are a big risk for diabetics. The price of ignoring the early effects of diabetes on your feet are ulcers, wounds that won’t heal, neuropathy, charcot foot disorder, and in extreme cases, amputation of a toe, foot, or leg. It’s very important that once diagnosed, you schedule regular visits with your podiatrist so they can create a baseline from which to monitor the health of your feet, ankles, and lower legs.
High blood sugar causes the lens of the eye to swell, which changes your ability to see. Losing your eye sight would be a horrible thing to happen, so you want to make sure you eat the healthy version of food to lower blood sugar and avoid blindness. To correct this kind of blurred vision, you need to get your blood sugar back into the target range. For many people this is from70 mg/dL to 130 mg/dL before meals and less than 180 mg/dL one to two hours after the start of a meal. Ask your doctor what your personal target range should be.
Diabetic neuropathies also appear in people who have problems controlling their blood sugar and those who are overweight. The causes are probably different for different types of diabetic neuropathy. Nerve damage is likely due to a combination of factors:
Have you been asking yourself lately why am I always so hungry? Even after you eat, you may still feel very hungry. Yes, this is another symptom of high blood sugar. That’s because your muscles aren’t getting the energy they need from the food; your body’s insulin resistance keeps glucose from entering the muscle and providing energy. Therefore, the muscles and other tissues send a “hunger” message, trying to get more energy into the body.
What about feeling thirsty all the time? Like no matter how much you drink, it feels like you’re still dehydrated. Your tissues (such as your muscles) are, in fact, dehydrated when there’s too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. Your body pulls fluid from the tissues to try to dilute the blood and counteract the high glucose, so your tissues will be dehydrated and send the message that you need to drink more. This is also associated with increased urination.
Here is a video i created and I hope are to share some words of encouragement to lighten up the stress a bit.
To Your Health!
Your Health Coach Renee
Today we are going to talk about how to motivate yourself to lose weight and exercise on a daily basis. So, as I had mentioned in mybook “Fixing My Fattening Life” the truth is that 80 percent of our thinking is actually negative. Okay, so what we need to do is to figure out how can we override this negativity and we want to learn how to get motivated to workout more when it starts to hit us in the face.
You know like when we finally learn how to get motivated to lose weight by deciding to make up our mind and commit to working out 5 to 7 days a week and a curve ball comes to make us feel like a failiure time and time again. We feel that excitement and go shopping to buy ourselves some new exercise ware or equipment and we now we feel we are all set to jump with 2 feet and we do. As you know our motivation to lose weight and exercise can start off really good but before you know it, maybe on a day or two later or a week or two later, stress starts to build or our schedule gets messed up.
What now?How do we get ourselves motivated to lose weight and to keep exercising when we find ourselves sabotaging all our efforts? So you are all familiar with such times when we did good Monday through Friday and then Saturday and Sunday come along and our eating habits and lack of movement are horrendous and we end up feeling like we just messed up completely. The key to motivate yourself to lose weight and exercise is to fill your mind with fun and to fill your atmosphere with energy!
Let's reflect a minute. Ever have those rainy days where you decide to clean the house or get a project done in the yard and you CRANK up the tunes? My number one tool is music to motivate myself to exercise to get my feet moving and my blood pumping. Use your iPhone or computer to listen to songs with a good message. Put on music that is FUN, like a song you loved growing up as a kid. Find your youth again to motivate yourself to lose weight and exercise.
Remember, the key to motivate yourself to lose weight and exercise is to fill your mind with fun and to fill your atmosphere with energy! Below is my most recent video that I believe you will find FUN to watch as well as helpful to kickstart your journey to losing weight and how to get motivated to workout for years to come.
To Your Health, ENJOY!
Hi! I am Renee Dumont - Christian health coach, blogger, visual artist, singer, nutrition nut, wife and Mom. Inspiring women through my own trials and triumphs to ignite their faith and find deliverance from craving sugar and emotional food struggles.