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Naturally lower your blood sugar

28 June 2018

Small lifestyle changes, like being more active and planning your meals for the week, can make a big difference when it comes to managing your blood sugar and taking control of your overall health.

Keeping your blood sugar in a target range reduces your risk of problems such as diabetic eye disease, kidney disease, and nerve disease.

High blood sugar occurs when the sugar (glucose) level in your blood rises above your target range. Eating too many calories, missing medicines (insulin or pills), or having an infection or illness, injury, surgery, or emotional stress can cause your blood sugar to rise.


 

Symptoms of high blood sugar

High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) is most often seen in people who have diabetes that isn't well controlled. The symptoms of high blood sugar can be mild, moderate, or severe.

Mildly high blood sugar

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Increase appetite

Moderate to severe high blood sugar

  • Blurred vision
  • Extreme thirst
  • Light-headedness
  • Flushed, hot, dry skin
  • Restlessness, drowsiness, or difficulty waking up