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These 14 signs will tell you whether your blood sugar is high or not (Find Out)

The blood glucose level is the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a sugar that comes from the foods we eat, and it’s also formed and stored inside the body. It’s the main source of energy for the cells of our body, and it’s carried to each cell through the bloodstream.

Hyperglycemia is the technical term for high blood glucose (blood sugar). High blood glucose happens when the body has too little insulin (type 1 diabetes) or when the body can’t use insulin properly (type 2 diabetes).

Regularly having high blood sugar levels for long periods of time (over months or years) can result in permanent damage to parts of the body such as the eyes, nerves, kidneys and blood vessels

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What causes high blood sugar?

A variety of things can trigger an increase in blood sugar level in people with diabetes, including:

  • stress
  • an illness, such as a cold
  • eating too much, such as snacking between meals
  • a lack of exercise
  • dehydration
  • missing a dose of your diabetes medication, or taking an incorrect dose
  • over-treating an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • taking certain medicines, such as steroid medication

Occasional episodes of hyperglycemia can also occur in children and young adults during growth spurts.

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