14 Warning Signs That Your Blood Sugar Is DANGEROUSLY HIGH (And How To Get It Back Down)

Diabetes is a dangerous disease which occurs when your blood sugar levels are high for a prolonged period. Everyone should worry about high blood sugar levels – not just people suffering from the disease.

Candies, sodas and cakes are not the only things that can raise your blood sugar levels. Feeling constantly starved, gaining weight with no apparent reason or stomach issues can certainly be the factors for raised blood sugar levels. Stress, poor diet, various health conditions, lack of exercise and certain medications can also be the culprits.

High glucose side-effects

High blood sugar levels are only a symptom of diabetes – they may or may not imply that you’re suffering from the disease. The main symptoms of diabetes are:

Thirst

Dry mouth

Stomach problems

Recurrent infections

Slow healing of cuts and wounds

Always being hungry

Difficulty concentrating

Dry and itchy skin

Frequent urination and urination during the night

Blurred vision

Nerve problems

Impotence

Daily fatigue or extreme tiredness

Excess abdominal fat/weight gain

Glycemic food index list

GI (Glycemic Index) measures how a product containing carbs raises your blood sugar levels. The position on the list is determined by comparing the product with a reference ingredient, which is usually glucose or white bread. A product with a high GI index raises your blood sugar levels more than a product with a medium or low GI. The high GI products are quickly processed, while the low-GI ones are gradually processed by the body and lower your insulin levels, which is why they are great for weight loss.

 

Here’s a list of some popular foods on the GI scale:

1 egg-0

1 cup hummus – 6

½ large grapefruit – 25

1 cup cashews – 22

1 cup walnuts – 15

1 medium yellow onion – 10

1 cup cherries – 22

1 cup broccoli – 10

1 cup yogurt (without sugar added) – 23

1 Turkey sausage – 28

1 cup butter beans – 31

1 cup kidney beans – 34

1 medium apple – 38

8 oz. tomato juice – 38

1 cup spaghetti – 42

1 cup green grapes – 46

8 oz. pineapple juice – 46

1 large carrot – 47

1 medium orange – 48

1 large banana – 52

1 cup peas – 54

 

The following foods have low glycemic index (0-54), and are great for you overall health:

1 cup brown rice – 55

1 tbsp. honey – 55

1 cup oatmeal – 58

1 serving macaroni and cheese – 64

1 cup white rice – 64

 

Reasonably high-GI foods (55-69) should be consumed moderately.

1 slice white bread – 70

2 cups popcorn – 72

1 glazed doughnut – 76

1 rice cake – 78

1 medium baked potato – 85

Corn flakes cereal – 92

50 gr. of glucose – 100

Generally, you should avoid high-GI foods (70-100) and consume them with caution.

 

Source:http://www.fhfn.org/