High blood sugar warns of diabetes complications
Reduce stress -Stress management is important for staying healthy in general and can especially help people with diabetes.
Studies have shown that acute stress can increase glucose production and interfere with glucose use.
Exercise helps people with diabetes for a variety of reasons, such as weight loss, stress reduction, but it also directly affects blood sugar levels.
When you exercise, your muscles need and use sugar, which lowers blood levels. Most people with diabetes should exercise an average intensity of at least 150 minutes per week.
Take medications and check your blood glucose regularly
A1C is an important tool for controlling diabetes but it does not replace regular blood glucose checks at home.
If you are reaching your A1C goal but have symptoms of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, blood glucose levels should be measured more often and at different times of the day.
You should also take the drug regularly according to your doctor’s instructions.
Diabetics with a high HbA1c blood glucose test may have an increased risk of stroke, vision problems, cardiovascular disease and can lead to death.
HbA1c (A1C) is a blood test that determines the average blood glucose level of the body for 2-3 months to monitor the treatment plan for diabetics.
The A1C index corresponds to the state of health as the average person is less than 5.7%; prediabetes from 5.7-6.4%; diabetics of 6.5% or more.
A1C levels above 7% will increase the likelihood of complications from diabetes.
If not well controlled, high blood sugar levels increase the likelihood of serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, nerve damage, kidney disease and gum disease.