What Do Blood Sugar Spikes Feel Like

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Do Blood Sugar Levels Affect Mood Swings?

Blood sugar levels that become too high or too low can cause a variety of health problems and can even be life-threatening. Mild, moderate and severe blood sugar fluctuations can also affect your mood and behavior. If your blood sugar levels tend to spike and drop and you notice changes, you need to speak with your physician to learn how to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Video of the Day After a meal, the food you eat is broken down into glucose and either used right away for energy or stored for use later on. Glucose is also made by the liver and pancreas. In order for the cells to use glucose, the hormone insulin must be present. If you have diabetes your body either does not produce insulin or cannot use it properly. Without enough insulin your blood sugar levels can get too high. Non-diabetics can also experience fluctuations in blood sugar levels when skipping meals as a side effect of medications or from various other illnesses. Blood sugar levels are considered high if they climb to greater than 100mg/dL, and diabetes is diagnosed when the level reaches 126 mg/dL or more, according to MedlinePlus. A blood sugar level below 70 mg/dL is considered low. Both high and lo Continue reading >>

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  1. katmom_02

    What does it FEEL like when your blood sugars are high?

    I know what the standard symptoms are for hyperglycemia and MOST of them are also symptoms of pregnany...which I am. So what are some tell-tell signs that your sugars are too high? I am already peeing, drinking, and hungry ALL THE TIME...so those don't count. I am also Moody (did anyone notice the capital M), have leg cramps, and am constantly tired...so those don't count either. I did my 1 hr GTT and FAILED MISERABLY, then did my 3 hr GTT and passed (yay), but am wondering if things have changed.
    Basically, it feels like I just slammed 4-5 Red Bulls...and not in the good way!!
    I never had these issues with my other two kids, but it has been over a decade since I've been preggers...

  2. glzgowlass

    Often there are no symptoms to high blood sugar. Other times there are. If your sugar is very high, you will lack energy because the glucose is in your blood and can't get into your muscles. Climbing stairs can feel like you are climbing a mountain.
    Increased thirst is another symptom although it's not one I had. Mention your symptoms to your doctor including your concern about high blood sugar. I was tested for diabetes when I was pregnant and it came back negative, but later when I gave birth to my son, he was over 10 lbs and they said I probably had gestational diabetes at the time.
    I was diagnosed with type II nine years later.

  3. Jackie

    I just want to repeat what someone else said - often, NO symptoms. that's why it's so important to test.

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