If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you already know the steps to avoid your blood sugar getting too high. But as Self points out, many people have pre-diabetes, meaning their blood sugar is elevated but they’re not aware of it. And what’s more, is that 21-percent of those with diabetes don’t know they have the disease.
High blood sugar may also occur in those without diabetes or high-risk factors, but it’s more concerning when it’s a diabetic patient. That’s likely because unchecked high blood sugar can cause serious complications such as a diabetic coma. Read on to learn 8 possible signs of high blood sugar…
What Is Considered High Blood Sugar?
High blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, is easily measurable. Blood glucose (sugar) is measured by milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) – this number is considered high when it’s above a fasting blood sugar of 125-mg/dL, notes Self.
The source also notes you can have hyperglycemia if your blood sugar levels rise above 180-mg/dL an hour or two after eating. But if you don’t have a health issue involving the hormone that controls blood glucose, “Our bodies are typically pretty great at keeping our blood sugar in perfect balance,” says the source.