Increased blood sugar levels do not necessarily indicate diabetes, as they are just one of the many symptoms of the disease. Yet, this is a serious warning that you need to address the issue as soon as possible, in order to prevent additional complications.
These are the most common symptoms of high blood sugar levels:
1. Increased appetite and weight gain
2. Stomach fat
3. Constant thirst
4. Frequent need to urinate
5. Stomach discomfort
6. Dry and itchy skin
7. A blurry vision
8. Constant tiredness
9. Slow healing of wounds and cuts
10. Recurring infections
11. Constantly dry mouth
13. Nerve problems
14. Inability to concentrate
If you experience these symptoms, before you turn to commercial medications and prescribed therapy, you should try to lower blood sugar levels in a natural way. Studies have shown that you can lower sugar levels in the blood and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by following a low-GI diet.
GI or glycemic index is a scale that classifies foods according to their effects on the sugar levels in the blood. It varies from 0 to 100, so you need to increase the intake of foods that are lower on it.
Foods with a high GI include: