Okay, so you have type 2 diabetes. And as you know, it is important to keep your glucose well-controlled. That means aim for a glucose reading under 130 mg/dl before a meal and less than 180 mg/dl two hours after a meal. Now, if you get certain physical symptoms, your body might be telling you that your glucose is not in good control.
Symptoms of HIGH blood glucose:
- excessive thirst and urination
- unintentional weight loss
- an increase in frequency of infections
- slow healing of cuts
- dry and/or itchy skin
- blurry vision
- overall fatigue
Having a high blood glucose reading is not normal, so the body does rebel in different ways. You might even experience diarrhea or constipation. Your family and friends may also notice that you are a bit irritable when glucose is out of control.
If you have diabetes, be in tune to when things do not feel right physically. Use your glucose meter to test your glucose if things seem off. You need to know where you stand, and then decide with your doctor how you are going to treat those high readings.