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High And Low Blood Sugar Levels & Symptoms

It is important for people with diabetes to know the symptoms of high and low sugar levels so appropriate action can be taken to prevent health problems occurring in either the short or long term. In the case of low blood glucose levels, it is generally only people on certain medications such as insulin and tablets which directly stimulate insulin production that need to be actively aware of low blood sugar symptoms. Symptoms of high sugar levels (hyperglycemia) One or more of the following symptoms are common when blood glucose levels are too high: Increased urination Increased thirst Increased hunger Fatigue Dry mouth Dry eyes Blurred vision If sugar levels are regularly too high for a number of days or weeks, the following symptoms may also be recognised: Loss of weight, particularly muscle mass Regular urinary tract infections (UTIs) Regular episodes of thrush (yeast infections) Note that in people that are overweight, loss of weight may sometimes be more recognisable as a loss of muscle mass. High blood sugar can be uncomfortable and can increase the risk of developing long term complications if extended periods of hyperglycemia become a regular occurrence. Read more about hyp Continue reading >>

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  1. Wilfred Paul

    Dizziness when your hungry is a symptom of the following conditions:

    Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can make you feel lightheaded and dizzy.
    Malnutrition occurs when the body isn't getting enough nutrients; sometimes the condition is life-threatening.
    Low blood sugar, or low glucose levels, causes shakiness, anxiety, clammy skin, irritability, hunger, and more.
    Dehydration, or not getting enough fluid, causes low blood pressure, weakness, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
    Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more.

    Diabetes symptoms can make you feel hungry, tired, or thirsty; you may urinate more than normal and have blurry vision.

  2. Meharban Singh Virk

    When you are hungry there are certain hormones which are produced in the digestive system like GHRELIN ..which sends a signal to your brain that your system requires food.

  3. Omkar Deshmukh

    The brain tissue relies solely on glucose for energy production....when u r hungry, ur body starts utilizing d glucose from ur blood to produce energy...as a result, ur blood sugar levels fall, leading to less glucose supply to the brain tissue, leading to decreased activity of brain cells, making u feel dizzy. My advice to u would be carry something which contains sugar in it, like chocolates, with u to avoid such episodes of dizziness. Although the actual way to prevent this altogether is by eating at regular intervals and frequently, even if in small amounts...

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