Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, tells Eat This, Not That what it feels like to have high blood sugar
High blood sugar is a serious health concern that mostly affects people with diabetes and if left untreated can lead to major complications like vision loss, kidney disease and heart disease. There’s several reasons why blood sugar can spike like not eating the right foods, dehydration, not being active and more, but when blood sugar goes up, it can feel awful. Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, Urgent Care Medical Director and Physician, Carbon Health and Saint Mary’s Hospital who explained what to know about high blood sugar and what it can feel like. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.
Dr. Curry-Winchell says, “The best way to check your blood sugar (glucose) levels is when you haven’t eaten anything. We call that your normal fasting blood sugar. While there’s a number of factors that can impact your blood sugar levels, we like to say “normal” is generally between 70 to 130 mg/dL. The best way to check your blood sugar is with a blood glucose meter which is widely available and an affordable option.?”
See what else Dr. BCW has to share as she answers questions for Eat This, Not That as they discuss what it feels like to have high blood sugar.