For people with diabetes, high blood sugar is actually like poison. The cells in the body depend on glucose for their energy, so maintaining a normal blood glucose level is essential.
Glucose is obtained from the fruit and carbohydrates. Then it is transported through the bloodstream to other parts of the body, but it is insulin-dependent, in order to be used as energy.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from the carbohydrates in food for energy or store glucose for future use.
Also, insulin is responsible for the maintaining the blood sugar levels by reducing it if it’s too high, a condition known as hyperglycemia, or when it’s too low -hypoglycemia.
Remember, it’s very important to notice early signs of diabetes, such as:
- Increased thirst
- Increased hunger
- Frequent need to urinate
- Dry mouth
- Constant nausea and fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss, especially if you eat a lot more than before
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Injuries take longer to heal, even minor scratches
- Blurred vision and visual impairment
- Tingling in the legs
Diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes is a serious health risk, and it is important to know the warning signs and test your blood sugar level if you have any of these symptoms. Treatment of diabetes at an early stage can help prevent serious complications.
Also, a healthy diet and regular exercise can prevent the development of diabetes, and if you already have it, those two things can make a big difference to your condition and overall health.