High blood sugar which also goes by the name of hyperglycemia doesn’t signify that you have diabetes, but it’s only one of the symptoms for it.
This condition can cause complications, but it doesn’t mean that they will cause diabetes. However, it’s a good thing if you can notice some signs and treat it on time.
Here, we’re presenting you 14 of the most common signs for the presence of high blood sugar in your body:
An unquenchable thirst throughout the whole day
Constantly dry mouth
Slow healing of cuts and wounds
Tiredness every day
Frequent urination, especially throughout the night
Feeling of constant hunger
Dry and itchy skin
Weight gain and increased abdominal fat
Can’t stay focused
Still, you shouldn’t be afraid if you have some of the symptoms. These are some ways to help you decrease the high blood sugar with the use of a food list and its glycemic index.
GI Food List
Glycemic index (GI) is a scale which classifies carbs on their level of increasing the blood glucose in a person e.g. the glycemic response.
It goes from 0-100 which means if the food is higher on the list, it will cause greater spikes in the blood sugar. If it’s very low, it means that it is safe and healthy to consume.
It would be the best to avoid foods which go from 70 and above, like: corn flakes, baked potatoes, rice cakes, glazed donuts, white bread and popcorn.
The group of foods which can be put in the moderate glycemic one includes foods that range from 55 to 69: honey, brown rice, pita bread, oatmeal, white rice and mac and cheese.
The best group is the one that includes foods of a low glycemic index. You should consume them the most. They range from 0 to 54 and they are a whole abundance of foods!
Some of the best ones are: yellow onions, walnuts, hummus, butter beans, eggs, cherries, apples, broccoli, grapefruit, cashews, spaghetti, oranges, turkey sausages, kidney beans, tomato juice, carrots, peas, bananas, pineapple juice, green grapes and many more!
If you consume more of these foods often, you’ll be able to decrease your levels of blood sugar and be healthier than ever!