With diabetes affecting so many people these days, more of us are likely to be hearing words such as hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia more frequently. While hypoglycemia is a condition that means a person’s blood sugar levels are too low, hyperglycemia is the opposite, and means that a person’s blood sugar levels are too high. Both of these conditions can be dangerous, although hyperglycemia is the one that we will focus on today. The following are common symptoms of hyperglycemia to watch out for.
#1 Increased hunger
The medical name for this is called polyphagia but it simply means that a person experiences increased hunger. They may find themselves feeling hungry shortly after eating and wanting to be snacking all day long when they had previously managed to limit their snacking between meals. This is caused by the reduced ability to metabolize sugar, and since sugar is a key nutrient for every cell in the body, they become malnourished and signal the brain that more food is needed to keep the body functioning, which results in feelings of hunger.