Hyperglycemia, a medical condition where there is too much sugar in the human blood, can be a life-threatening disease if left unchecked.
While temporary hyperglycemia is normal (like after eating a meal or sugary food), chronic hyperglycemia could cause complications like damage to the liver, heart, nerves, and even eyesight. Common symptoms of hyperglycemia are excessive hunger, excessive thirst, and excessive urination. Other signs of this condition are fatigue, blurred vision, loss of weight, and slow healing of wounds.
The good news is hyperglycemia is treatable and the treatment prognosis is positive. Proper exercise, medication, and a carefully planned diet will go a long way in managing the condition well and putting this problem under control. Diet certainly does a big help in treating hyperglycemia. It is best to know the kinds of food to avoid to reduce the risk, if not to eliminate the disorder. Make sure though, that you consult a health care professional or you medical doctor to get the appropriate information and for diet protocols to work out well.
As noted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), foods rich in saturated fats, like cheese and greasy meats, could result to higher chances of heart diseases. For a hyperglycemic person, the risk of a heart attack or stroke more than doubles. Looking for alternative sources, like lean meats, dried beans, and fish would be a good idea.
Carbohydrates found in starchy foods, simple sugars, and complex carbohydrates can cause a rapid increase of glucose in the blood stream. The easiest way to solve this is simply controlling the intake of food known be risk factors such carbohydrates and sugars. One should also learn how to compromise. For example, eating a slice of pie would mean giving up eating other carbohydrate-rich foods.
This is a huge taboo for hyperglycemic people. While alcohol ingestion from beverages does not affect sugar levels, the side effects can have an adverse impact on the patient. Generally, alcohol intake will have negative effects on the eating habits and can disrupt the nutrient contents of food. Also, some alcoholic mixes, like margarita, have sugar. Heavy drinking of sugar-bearing mixes could rapidly increase sugar levels. Unabated alcohol consumption is definitely a risk factor.