hyperglycemia, is something that people with type 2 diabetes have to deal with all the time. The concern is when glucose levels rise higher than the target levels that your doctor has set for you. High levels of blood glucose that go unnoticed or untreated can eventually lead to further complications of diabetes. Here area few tips on how to handle high blood sugar.
Many things can cause high blood sugar. These include:
Fortunately, high blood sugar isn't usually a sudden thing - it tends to develop more slowly then extreme low blood sugar (hyperglycemia), over hours or even sometimes over the course of a few days.
Symptoms include increased thirst and tiredness. A prolonged and/or continued increase in blood sugar levels can make the thirst and tiredness worse, plus lead to increased urination as well. That in turn can lead to dehydration. Severe dehydration can cause a whole other set of issues including death, if the dehyration is extreme enough.
To avoid the dangers of high blood sugar:
Sticking to a regular routine is the best way to avoid episodes of high blood sugar. But even the most diligent person who sticks strictly to a regular exercise and meal regimen won't always be able to avoid the occasional high blood sugar. Our bodies sometimes change, or life distracts us from our usual routines. Once you know how to handle high blood sugar, you will be aware of what to watch for so that you can get back on track.