10 signs that your blood sugar levels are out of control

Symptoms high blood sugar

The signs of too high blood sugar:

  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea, vomiting, confusion, and more

Over time, untreated high blood sugar can cause additional symptoms:

  • Recurrent infections
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Dental issues
  • Tingling hands and feet

What to do if you have these symptoms

The good news is that if you are experiencing these symptoms, a trip to a primary care provider is usually enough to tell you whether high blood sugar due to diabetes or prediabetes is the cause. If your doctor suspects you might have diabetes, they may do a finger-stick test on the spot to see your current blood sugar and/or a blood test to see your average blood sugar over the past few months. The doctor may also test for certain autoantibodies to determine whether your diabetes is type 1, the autoimmune version of the disease.

Source: mayoclinic.org | Image: Pexels