Blood Sugar Support [rate]

In most instances, sugar is a proclaimed hero in the body.  It helps to fuel the body’s need for energy that is among the reasons why it is very vital in the body.  However, just like any other nutrients, too much or too little sugar in the body does have its adverse effects. To avoid the detrimental side effects, it is crucial to make sure that you keep the sugar glucose levels in the normal range.  Failure to do so might cause serious medical conditions.

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Hypoglycemia

It is a situation where one has a low concentration of sugar in the blood.  There are many reasons why this may occur which could include eating too little food, taking too much of insulin or being more physically active than usual.

Even though most hypoglycemic attacks can be treated and results experienced in about 10 to 15 minutes, it can easily progress to a more severe stage that is characterized by unconsciousness, seizures and inability to swallow. Should this happen, the patient cannot be given anything orally.

 

Hyperglycemia

It is the opposite of hypoglycemia.  It refers to when the level of glucose or blood sugar is higher than normal.  It is usually caused by having petite amounts of insulin in the body which can be as a result of not taking your diabetes medicine, not being physically active and eating too much.  Hyperglycemia could also be a result of taking medications for other conditions in which case, one should ensure that you let your doctor know about this.

People suffering from hyperglycemia will have a difficult time recovering from infections especially in the event of an open wound. Not only does this make it harder for one to recover, but it also exposes one to greater danger of ill-health.

 

Ketoacidosis

It is a severe condition that is as a result of severe and untreated hyperglycemia. It is also referred to as a diabetic coma. This happens when the body does not have enough insulin or too much glucose hence it is unable to convert it to energy.

Because of this, the body instead breaks down fats that produce waste products known as Ketones.  Unfortunately, the body has a low tolerance for these and due to its inability to get rid of the Ketones, the toxins will build up in the body that leads to ketoacidosis.

These dangers emphasize the importance of ensuring that you keep your blood sugar levels within the normal range. While these are the most common dangers, there is also the risk of some of the significant and vital internal organs being damaged if you do not get your blood sugar levels in order.

Some of the organs that are at a higher risk of damage include the heart, the eyes, the nervous system and even the kidneys. The worst part about this is that all this damage might occur as the patient feels perfectly fine.

This goes to show just how important it is for one to make sure that they have their blood sugar levels within the normal range. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure you have regular checks and blood sugar tests.