Hyperglycemia is a condition which occurs due to high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. It’s a serious condition which can lead to the development of diabetes, so paying attention to the early signs is of vital importance.

There are many early signs of high glucose levels you should keep track of. They include weight gain, constant hunger, excessive thirst, digestive problems, etc. Even healthy people are not safe from these symptoms, as high blood sugar spikes are common after eating a lot of sugar (for example a big piece of cake).

Luckily, hyperglycemia doesn’t automatically mean that you’re suffering from diabetes. However, if you don’t pay attention to the early signs of the condition, it might progress to diabetes, causing symptoms such as nerve problems, weight gain in the belly area, slower healing of minor cuts and wounds, recurrent infections, excessive thirst, blurry vision, dry mouth and unexplained fatigue. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, we suggest going to a doctor and getting a blood sugar test.

In order to keep your glucose levels in the normal range, it’s important to control your carb intake. The so-called GI Index is a scale which ranks foods according to their carbs. The lower the GI, the safer the food is. High-GI foods will raise your glucose levels sky high in an instant, which is why you should avoid them. These foods are quickly digested, while those with a low GI are digested slower, which means less risk of raising your glucose levels. So, if your blood sugar levels are too high or you’re a diabetic, we’d suggest sticking to low-GI foods before things get worse.