7 Signs of High Blood Sugar
Uncontrolled high blood sugar is commonly associated with diabetes and can lead to many long-term health problems, including heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, and blindness. Therefore, it is important to keep your blood sugar in a healthy range through good diet and exercise. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your doctor to have your blood sugar checked.

7 Signs of High Blood Sugar
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You're Frequently Thirsty and/or Urinate Often

Two of the most common signs of high blood sugar are constant thirst and the need to urinate frequently. When you have high blood sugar, your kidneys have to work harder to filter your blood. To do this, they pull extra fluid from your body's tissues. The extra fluid causes the bladder to fill up more frequently, requiring you to make more trips to the bathroom. The loss of fluids causes your body to become dehydrated, which is why you feel thirsty all the time.


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