Diabetes: High blood sugar is a ‘serious’ health threat – warning signs


“I didn’t think anything of it as I was trying to juggle work and caring for my three children,” Gandhi said.

“My husband’s mother had dementia and was also starting to get more ill, so I put how I was feeling down to a combination of stress and family life.

“It was only when my husband suggested I go to the doctor that I started to think there might be another reason.”

Prescribed metformin, the diabetes medication worked for a while, but six years down the line, the doctor suggested to Gandi that she would benefit from taking insulin.

Managing high blood sugar levels

People who have diabetes need to be aware go their carbohydrate portions and how they affect blood sugar levels.

Moreover, partaking in physical exercise is crucial in maintaining a healthy weight and stabilising blood sugar levels.

“Remember to take your insulin and other diabetes medication, and always take them correctly,” Diabetes UK noted.

People are encouraged to have an annual diabetes health check at their local GP surgery.



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