Ways To Maintain Normal Glucose Level
- Glucose is a major source of energy for most cells of the body, including the brain.
- Glucose comes from carbohydrates found in fruits, cereal, bread, pasta and rice which are quickly turned into glucose in the body, and this raises the glucose level.
- Insulin and glucagon are hormones made in the body which help control glucose levels.
- Glucose in blood can be too low or too high. Too much glucose can cause complications.
- High glucose level is called hyperglycemia.
Normal Blood Glucose Levels
Glucose test measures the amount of a sugar called glucose in a sample of blood. As a general guide, the normal glucose levels after fasting for at least 8 hours, are as follows:
- Normal range: 4 to 6 mmol/l or 80 to 110 mg/dl
- Hyperglycemia: consistent range above 7 mmol/l or 126 mg/dl
- Hypoglycemic: consistent range below 4 mmol/l or 70 mg/dl
Chronic hyperglycemia can be measured via the HbA1c test. The definition of acute hyperglycemia varies by study, with mmol/l levels from 8 to 15.
Causes Of High Glucose & Symptoms
High glucose level is a condition in which an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma. Sustained higher levels of glucose in blood can cause damage to the blood vessels and to the organs they supply, leading to the complications of diabetes.
Low insulin levels and/or insulin resistance prevent the body from converting glucose into glycogen, which is a starch-like source of energy stored mostly in the liver; hence, difficult or impossible to remove excess glucose from the blood.
High glucose levels may trigger symptoms such as frequent hunger, thirst or urination, blurred vision, fatigue (sleepiness), weight loss, poor wound healing, dry mouth, dry or itchy skin, tingling in feet or heels.
Healthy Glucose, The Key To Healthy Body
You can maintain healthy glucose levels through heart-healthy lifestyle which include:
- Healthy and balanced diet
- Healthy eating plan i.e. check the glycemic index of your foods and drinks.
- Maintain healthy body weight
- Regular physical activity
- Healthy lifestyle
- Nutrition supplementation, when necessary
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