What are the Signs and symptoms of Hyperglycemia 

What are the Signs and symptoms of Hyperglycemia (Type 2 diabetes)?

Type 2 diabetes can often go undetected for years, as many individuals with high blood sugar may not experience noticeable symptoms. However, there are common signs and symptoms associated with high blood sugar levels:

  • Dry mouth
  • Increased thirst and frequent urination: Elevated blood sugar levels cause fluid to move out of cells, leading to increased thirst and subsequent frequent urination, especially at night.
  • Increased hunger: Inability to effectively use glucose results in depleted energy sources in muscles and tissues, leading to increased hunger.
  • Blurred vision: Elevated glucose levels can cause fluid loss from the lenses of the eyes, affecting vision clarity.
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Darkened skin patches
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
    If severe hyperglycemia persists for a prolonged period, it can lead to dehydration and additional symptoms such as:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Weight loss
  • Drowsiness, confusion, or stupor
  • Loss of consciousness or coma

If you experience symptoms suggestive of elevated blood sugar levels, it’s essential to get your blood sugar levels tested promptly. Early detection and management are crucial in managing diabetes effectively. Dr. Poonam Sachdeva, our in-house medical expert, provides comprehensive information on diabetes, including its causes, symptoms, and management strategies.