Signs of High Blood Sugar and What to Do About It
Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is caused when the glucose levels in your blood rise. All foods affect blood sugar levels, but some can raise it more than others.
- Feeling of fatigue
- Consistently need to pee
- Dry mouth
- Trouble Concentrating
Stay Away From…
- White breads
- Baked goods
Foods that have high carbs and sugar but are low in fiber and fat can cause a huge spike in blood glucose levels. If you have any of the above symptoms and eat a lot of what is listed above, make sure to consult your doctor. But in the meantime, cut out all of those foods from your diet.
What you Should Eat…
- Low Carb Vegetables
- Mushrooms, eggplant, onions, tomato, brussel sprouts, zucchini
- Drink lots of Water
- Can also add cucumber, mint, or lemon for refreshing flavor
- Whole grain & high fiber foods
- Beans, peas, and lentils
- Eggs, greek yogurt, lean meats
- Spinach, kale, chard
And don’t forget to exercise! It is very important to stay active, but make sure not to over exhaust yourself in case you are feeling dizzy. Go for a walk or a light jog or do some easy weight exercises. Breaking a sweat will help lower the glucose levels.
Occasional spikes in blood sugar levels are normal but if you feel that it is a constant occurrence, please seek a medical professional.