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How to counter hyperglycemia quickly

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Published : Jul 25, 2019, 2:51 pm IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2019, 2:51 pm IST

Lower your blood sugar levels with these handy tips.

If you are on medication for controlling your diabetes, then take it without fail. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 If you are on medication for controlling your diabetes, then take it without fail. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

When the blood glucose levels exceed a certain concentration, it can lead to a high blood sugar or hyperglycemia. This condition is often found in diabetics or those resistant to the effects of the insulin hormone.

If hyperglycemia is left untreated, it can lead to organ and tissue damage, coma and even death, reported the American Diabetes Association. Keep constant tabs on your blood sugar level. If you find that your blood sugar level is crossing into dangerous territory, then there are several ways to lower your sugar levels fast, as listed by Live Strong.

 

Exercise

Exercising regularly can counter hyperglycemia by using the excess sugar as fuel for the body. However, if the level is over 240 mg/dL, then do a urine test with a strip to check urine for presence of ketones. When body produces ketones. Then exercising can have an adverse effect and cause blood sugar levels to rise. Physical activity has immediate benefit as well as long-term effect by stabilising the blood sugar levels.

Plan next meal carefully

People with diabetes follow a eating plan devised by a doctor or a nutritionist. If you are experiencing hyperglycemia symptoms, then stick to the diet plan. Cut back on portion sizes and reduce snacking in between meals. Completely cut out sweetened drinks from your daily meal.

 

Seek medical advice

If you are on medication for controlling your diabetes, then take it without fail. If you feel there is a disparity in regular blood sugar levels, talk to your doctor if you require a change in your medication dosage. A medical professional can also help rule out other illnesses or infections that can arise from hyperglycemia.

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