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What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

Symptoms of hi sugar: Symptoms of high blood sugar classically include frequent and much urination and constant thirst. Fatigue and weight loss may also be seen if blood sugars have been high enough for long enough to be considered diabetes. For mild-moderate elevations in blood sugar, no symptoms may be noted as well. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Why is the most common symptoms for hyperglyemic (high blood sugar levels) thirst and frequent urintation?

Why is the most common symptoms for hyperglyemic (high blood sugar levels) thirst and frequent urintation?

Hyperglycemia: Hyperglycemia causes dehydration. While the kidney tries to excrete all the excess glucose, one loses water as well. Essentially one experiences a diuresis (causing increased urination) which leads to dehydration (thirst). ...Read more

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What do I do about high blood sugar levels?

What do I  do about high blood sugar levels?

Call your doctor: If you haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, elevated blood sugars could mean that you need treatment for this condition. If you've already been diagnosed, high blood sugars indicate poor control, and may require a medication adjustment or diet changes. Either way, your doctor can do testing and give advice about what your next step should be. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

How can high blood sugar levels affect the body?

Diabetes: Glucose molecules precipitate out on to protein molecules changing how they work. If enough of the glucose gums up the protein network these processes stop all together and the tissue dies. ...Read more

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How can high blood sugar levels affect your health?

Blood sugar levels: High blood sugar levels means Diabetes. If you have not seen a doctor about this please do so immediately. If you have seen your doctor and are told your sugar levels are OK you can relax. If you are told your sugar us high you need to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What could very high blood sugar levels do to my body?

What could very high blood sugar levels do to my body?

Very harmful: Can hurt all organs of your body, your heart, eyes, kidneys, blood vessels and end up with heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs and terrible sores form non-healing wounds. That is why it is so important to control blood sugars in diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people lower high blood sugar levels?

Decrease sugar: High blood sugars are due to a balance of intake versus use theyare also affected by genetic balance you do not control lowering total intake of calories and increasing exercise is the two methods eventually losing weight is paramount if these do not control then you need medicines. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many years etc would it take before high blood sugar levels cause damage.?

How high, how long?: If you're just pre-diabetic could be years--but high blood sugars lead to blood vessel and nerve changes that can cause early strokes, heart attacks, blindness so you really need to know a lot more. If death is damage untreated juvenile diabetics can die in a diabetic coma in a few hours. Rarely older ones die in hyperosmolar coma in a few hours as well. ...Read more

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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Yes : If you are running consistently high blood sugars (>100-110), then you are at the very least on the verge of diabetes. High sugars are caused by either not enough Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or not being able to properly use Insulin (type 2 diabetes). ...Read more

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Why and how would individual have high blood sugar levels and also be in a state of ketosis?

This is common: Ignore what you're read on the internet, especially about "magic" diets. This is probably diabetic ketoacidosis and it's common. A patient with ketosis from an Aspirin overdose or some other cause may also run a high glucose level from the stress. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more