When our blood sugar levels are in control our bodies will feel a sense of balance and harmony. While this may not be an overt state-of-mind, the correlation is well established. Extreme variations from normal blood sugar levels can cause significant mood changes, and new research suggests that frequent changes in blood sugar levels (called glycemic variability) can affect mood and quality of life for those with diabetes. Depression has long been linked to diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes.
When we or anyone around us has diabetes or high blood sugar for a prolonged period of time, our bodies lose their equilibrium. While we go about our daily lives, we normally tend to ignore the silent whispers from our bodies. Shut out all the ambient noises and heighten your senses to understand what your body is trying to tell you.
Watch out for the following symptoms of high blood sugar levels:
- Increased thirst
- Increased hunger (especially after eating)
- Dry mouth
- Frequent urination
- Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
- Weak, tired feeling
- Blurred vision
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Slow-healing sores or cuts
- Dry and itchy skin (usually in the vaginal or groin area)
- Frequent yeast infections
In recent years, Diabetes has risen to epidemic proportions. Any household that you look at will have at least one diabetic in it, if not more.
Your body is talking to you and probably asking for HELP! Listen to it.
Get your diabetes diagnosis and tests done TODAY!