Hyperglycemia develops when the body isn’t able to produce enough insulin or can’t use it properly. Insulin is a hormone that makes helps glucose from food to enter the body cells where it’s used as energy. However, if you’re suffering from insulin deficiency, the glucose is unable to be absorbed into the bloodstream. If this goes on for a prolonged period, some body parts such as the kidneys, blood vessels, nerves and eyes may be permanently damaged.
HERE ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF INCREASED BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS:
Increased blood sugar levels don’t automatically mean diabetes, and they may be one symptom of the disease. People suffering from diabetes may not experience many symptoms, but these are the ones that indicate high blood sugar levels:
HOW TO MONITOR THE BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
In order to control your blood sugar levels, it’s very important to know what foods you can eat. Foods with a high glycemic index should be avoided. The Glycemic index is a scale which shows the number of carbs in foods which may increase your blood sugar levels. The higher the number, the bigger the risk of high blood sugar levels. The numbers range from 0-100 – foods between 0 and 54 are considered low glycemic foods.
HERE’S A LIST OF LOW GI FOODS YOU CAN SAFELY CONSUME MODERATELY:
HERE ARE SOME FOODS WITH A GLYCEMIC INDEX BETWEEN 55-69:
HERE ARE FOODS WITH A HIGH GLYCEMIC INDEX YOU SHOULD AVOID:
Your diet can affect your health in general, so if you experience any symptoms of hyperglycemia, you need to change your habits before major problems occur.