Telltale Signs You Have High Blood Sugar

These days, a staggering amount of people are suffering high blood sugar levels, placing them under direct risk of developing diabetes, which is a life-threatening condition that can be hard to fight off. Unfortunately, the sad truth is while there is an increasing number of people with hypertension living in the U.S., the majority of them are still highly unaware of it. In fact, according to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 84.1 million people in the U.S. that live with prediabetes.

"This is a potentially fatal disease that is becoming epidemic but whose risks can be managed through lifestyle measures. As many as one quarter of people with diabetes in America aren't aware they have anything wrong. The symptoms may come on gradually and you may not notice the changes until you land up in the hospital. Be alert to these subtle signs listed here. If you have any concerns, see your doctor and get tested," Dr. Daniel Lorber, director of Endocrinology at New York Presbyterian in Queens, said.

Per health experts, early detection and awareness is key. Here are the telltale signs to watch out for when it comes to high blood pressure:

Frequent urination and feeling very thirsty

Due to the excess glucose in the blood, the kidneys react by flushing it out via urine, which results in frequent urination. This in turn, makes you feel very thirsty all the time.

Dry mouth

The frequent urination can also cause dry mouth, thanks to the body removing excess sugar and getting dehydrated.

Extreme fatigue

Having high blood sugar levels can slow down your blood circulation, which in turn, can make you feel tired and sluggish all the time. Per experts, it’s the most common early sign of high blood sugar.

Tingling or pain in hands and feet

Called diabetic neuropathy, this happens when high blood sugar levels affect our blood circulation.

Blurred vision

Another side effect of your body’s changing fluid levels is making your eye lenses swell up, leading to blurred vision.


Frequent headaches coinciding with fatigue and exhaustion is also a sign of high blood sugar levels.

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