16 Signs Of Too High Blood Sugar Level

Hilary Gowan


Sugar is the mind killer, it's the sweet death that brings total obliteration. Those are the truths we uncovered after we pierced the veil of secrecy put up by Big Sugar that blamed fat on all the ills. Sugar, apparently, needs to be used even more sparingly than it was before, seeing how it's tied to more ills than just cavities in tooth paste commercials. Consuming a lot of sugar can also lead to high blood sugar, which isn't a great condition. But barring blood tests, how does one know that one has high blood sugar? Well, there are ways to find out without looking for a diabetic vampire. Read on and see if you match any of the symptoms.


Excessive (Nightly) Urination

While it's possible that you pee a lot because you fell for the sufficient hydration fad and drink a lot, high blood sugar makes it easier for you to contract urinary tract infections, which lead to frequent peeing.



Blurred Vision

Temporary blurred vision can be the result of high blood sugar. This is caused by the lens in the eyes to swell up.



Difficulty Concentrating

Insulin is what takes glucose from bloodstream to cells. High blood sugar prevents this natural body function and that's why you feel tired and can’t concentrate properly.



Dry Mouth

High glucose levels in your blood and saliva makes your mouth dry.




Poor long-term blood sugar control damages the nerves and the blood vessels, which can lead to impotence in men.



Recurrent Infections

Dysfunction of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands as well as numerous diseases in the pancreas can be a sign of high blood sugar.



Slow Wounds

High blood sugar can cause even the smallest cuts and bruises to take ages to heal. All those damaged nerves and blood vessels make it hard for blood to reach the wound area for healing.



Stomach Issues

Bloating, distention, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting can all be caused by high blood sugar levels preventing your stomach from emptying in good time.



Constant Fatigue and Tiredness

This ties in to the effects of high blood sugar on your thyroid gland.



Always Thirsty

Your kidneys need water to filter and absorb all the excess sugar. This means you need more fluid in your system, which means you get thirsty.



Dry and Itchy Skin

Poor blood circulation – surprise, caused by high blood sugar levels – can cause itchy skin, especially in the lower part of your legs.



Constant Hunger

Unless you naturally have a great appetite, you might be lacking the hormone incretin. It reduces the flow of sugar from the liver – if you lack it, food empties quicker, and you'll feel hungry sooner.



Excess Abdominal Weight/Fat

The calories that you have consumed were not transported to cells to turn into energy, so you feel hungry faster... and the excess energy is stored.



Nerve Problems

I believe we already mentioned the damage high blood sugar does to the nerve endings? That's because nutrients don't get there in time or required quantities.



Skin Changes

Discoloration and certain growths on your skin might be a sign of high blood sugar (or Chaos corruption). Dark areas of skin on the back of your hands and neck might also appear.



Tingling and Numbness

Again, it's all about the nerve damage!



SHOCKING: Woman Posts Abuse Selfies To Encourage Others To Seek Help Stories

If this makes even one woman or man decide to leave an abusive relationship the good deed is done

Josephine Thompson

20+ Pics That Will Show How Your Travel Expectations Don't Match Reality Stories

Be ready for THIS when travelling places highly popular among tourists! See for WHAT in these photos!

Hilary Gowan

Cosplay Costumes By Self Taught Polish Artist Will Blow You Away Stories

Completely self taught artist does an amazing cosplay work!

Lauren Freeman

9 Shocking Photo Composites Will Show You The Price of Drug Abuse Stories

Sometimes the price is just too high! And not even talking about money...

Josephine Thompson

Three Unbelievably Cute Sisters Recreate Oscar Scenes Stories

Sophia, 7, Sadie, 5, and Sloane, 2, and their mom Maggie Storino are getting better and better at this restaging business. Take a look at some of their best works!

Josephine Thompson

29 Pictures Will Make You Say 'WTF?' Stories

What is happening there? What's the story behind this? What are we seeing here? Whose leg is that? These and many more questions will be yours to ask once you have a look at them all.

Hilary Gowan

20+ Online Purchases You'd Regret Getting, Too Stories

Internet shopping is great. For starters, you don't even need to leave your home, which minimizes your contant with other people as well as fuel expenses. Isn't that great?

Jayson Beck

When Santa Was Just A Kid, As Illustrated By Former Disney Artist Stories

So we all know Santa Claus as a jolly old man who lives in the North Pole and worries about the icecap melting under his house. However, what do we really know about his childhood?

Josephine Thompson

Can Your Wedding Photos Compete With Winners Of 2017 International Wedding Photographer Awards? Stories

2017 International Wedding Photographer of the Year (IWPOTY) is the first such contest held for wedding photographers. Here are some of the winners!

Hilary Gowan

13 Matching Photos Of Kitten And Men Will Make You Purr Stories

Cute as sexy that brings our two favorite things together, kittens and men.

Josephine Thompson

Man Adopts Starving Kitty, Finds Awesome Travel Companion Stories

"Locals who had seen her before told me that her mum got hit by a car and that she, being too young and weak to fend for herself, would most likely die in the streets.”

Lauren Freeman

Cutest Fish Vendor In Vietnam Would Sell You Anything Stories

We have supermarkets to take care of our needs in a very impersonal way. However, you'd buy all of the fish if you ever met Cho.

Jayson Beck

Mom Makes Brain Cake For Zombie Son, Internet Goes Insane Stories

Amy Louise dressed her son one-year-old Phoenix as a zombie and took pictures of him eating a brains-shaped cake. People called these photos “morbid,” and “offensive".

Lauren Freeman

Could You Work At This Cute Doggy Daycare? Stories

ProfessionalPupperPetter is an Imgur poster who works at a doggie daycare center in Seattle. PPP's shelter has 40 to 60 four-legged visitors a day!

Hilary Gowan

Photographer Takes Amazingly Haunting Photos Of Chernobyl In Infrared Stories

“We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders useless mans’ creations, and bears life above the ruins," photographer said online.

Hilary Gowan

Japanese Artist Paints Most Comfortable Monsters You Have Ever Seen Stories

Lauren Freeman

Milan Fashion Show Sees Models Carrying Their Own Severed Heads Stories

How do you feel about models carrying their own severed heads as they walk up and down, strutting their wares?

Jayson Beck

15 Weirdest Things Airport Security Has Found In Our Bags Stories

Sometimes airport security does catch some people trying to smuggle in weird stuff. Luckily for us, there's no law preventing them from sharing the news of these discovers with the public.

Lauren Freeman

Would You Live In the Hearst Castle? Stories

Hearst Castle belonged to this tiny, relatively unknown, obscure and probably made up historical figure by the name of William Randolph Hearst. Also called La Casa Grande, is situated in...

Lauren Freeman

You Won't Believe The Transformation Of This Rescued Husky Stories

Dog is man's best friend, but the opposite isn't always true. There will always be cruel or careless owners that will abandon or mistreat their pets.

Hilary Gowan

Artist Reimagines Your Social Media Posts As Lonely Public Billboards Stories

Have you ever heard complaints about social media not being that good for you? Mike Campau has made Antisocial, a series of pictures showing social media posts as public billboards.

Lauren Freeman

Adorable Kitty Has Facial Hair Split In Color Straigth Down The Middle Stories

This British Short Hair has become famous because her facial hair is split flawlessly between gray and black. Why is it like that?

Hilary Gowan

14 Pictures Show Abandoned And Collapsing Rio Olympic Town Stories

Vandals have trashed it, and the Rio state government, and Olympic organizers, fight over $1 million in unpaid electricity bills as well as its management.

Josephine Thompson

30+ Images Artists Ripped Straight Out Of Your Nightmares Stories

Whether it's Zdzislaw Beksinski or Clive Barker, they are people who dredge up the most visceral fears from the depths of our hearts.

Lauren Freeman

Story Of Kitten Saved From Death In Snow Will Melt Your Heart Stories

“I thought it was an animal and it must be freezing in this weather,” Slava told the press. Nobody else was interested, so Slava checked the object out - and it turned out to be a kitten.

Hilary Gowan