We all have family members, a relative, a friend or a neighbor who unfortunately acquired blood sugar condition. You may have noticed or will notice a number of changes and start to question whatever is really going on inside his or her body. Many people who are affected by this condition tend to react differently as this condition manifests in quite a number of ways. Here is what normally goes through their bodies and how it affects them internally and physically.
Most of the body’s blood sugar comes from carbohydrates found in the foods and drinks we eat. Certain foods are higher in carbohydrates than others. Such foods are cause for alarm if you suffer from this condition, and do necessitate a change in the diet of the affected for a number of reasons.
Blood sugar is fuel for the body and is what enables us to go on efficiently with our daily activities. Insulin’s work in the body is to keep blood sugar within a normal range by getting hold of the blood sugar and handing it over to the blood cell. Blood cells then turn blood sugar into energy. But with people affected by the blood sugar condition, it means the exact same opposite. Blood cells for people with this condition cannot access blood sugar for energy.
It may lead to one feeling tired, hungry or exhausted since no energy is being produced by the body. Since the blood sugar is not usable by the body, it goes to the kidneys and urine which attracts more water leading to an increase in urination. They may also feel thirsty despite drinking enough liquids.
Unexplained weight loss occurs as a result of the body cells not getting the glucose they need. Instead, they burn the muscles and fat for energy. It can also cause numbness, a tingling or burning sensation in the feet, legs, and hands caused by a condition known as diabetic neuropathy that normally occurs after many years of having high blood sugar levels in the body.
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