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High and Low Blood Sugar Symptoms

2012-09-19 17:05

High and Low Blood Sugar Symptoms

Knowing and understanding the symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels are essential for Diabetics and their friends and family members.

What are symptoms of high blood sugar?

High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common symptom in Diabetics.

It occurs when Diabetics eat too much food, didn’t take enough insulin or hypoglycemic medicines so that their insulin is not enough in regulating blood sugar. Being aware of symptoms and being alert for their presence is essential for both Diabetics and their family members:

☆Frequent urination

☆Drowsiness

☆Nausea

☆Extreme hunger or thirst

☆Blurry vision

What are symptoms of low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, occurs when a Diabetic has not eaten enough food, has done strenuous exercise or other factors which causes low levels of blood sugar within the body.

Understanding and being alert of the symptoms of low blood sugar is essential, whether you are a diabetic, a family member or a friend:

☆Shaking

☆Anxiety

☆Increased heartbeat

☆Sweating

☆Dizziness

☆Weakness and tiredness

☆Irritability

Why do these symptoms matter for Diabetics?

Diabetics need to be clear about the symptoms because high and low blood sugar levels may occur to them from time to time.

A sudden cold or virus can cause sudden high blood sugar levels, and understanding these symptoms means knowing the proper way to cope with hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia. Those who can find the underlying cause can avoid severe medical conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis.

For Diabetics, target goal of blood sugar levels is one of the important aspect in the management of Diabetes, and knowing the symptoms may allow you to monitor your blood sugar and do a quick correction.

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