The level of blood sugar or glucose is one of the problems that Colombian citizens and citizens from different parts of the world keep the most attention to, since this is a sign that speaks of the lifestyle that everyone leads.
It should be remembered that sugar or glucose in the blood is the main source of energy for the body. And this is done through the food that is ingested daily insulin, a hormone that is born from the pancreas; allows its access to the cells so that the substance does not accumulate in the stream.
When a person abuses the consumption of foods or products loaded with sugar, glucose rises in the blood and this condition increases the risk of pain in a chronic and metabolic disease such as diabetes. The elements that most stimulate the growth of this substance in the body are carbonated and alcoholic drinks, sweets and desserts, and refined flour.
“Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are very high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is the hormone that helps glucose enter the cells to supply them with energy. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the most common type , the body does not make or use insulin properly. Without enough insulin, glucose remains in the blood,” explains Medline Plus, US National Library of Medicine.
“Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and lower limb amputation,” WHO explains. – Photo: Getty Images
The entity includes that “in time, excess glucose in the blood can cause serious problems. It can damage the eyes, kidneys and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke, and the need for amputation of limbs. Pregnant women can also develop diabetes, called gestational diabetes.
It is worth mentioning that the main symptoms of diabetes are loss of vision, increased thirst, frequent urination, frequent infections, wounds that take time to heal, among other things.
In the same way, it is necessary to emphasize that before a health professional declares that he has diabetes, a person can go through a state called prediabetes. however If the necessary measures are not taken to lower the high levels of glucose or sugar in the blood, it ends up being condemned to suffer from such a disease.
That is why it is so important to keep blood glucose levels in check. There are completely different ways to have controlled sugar without using drugs. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, these are natural alternatives;
Diet is one of the most crucial aspects of controlling diabetes. – Photo: Getty Images
After the above, it can be concluded that the best strategy to control blood glucose and prevent diabetes is to maintain a healthy lifestyle in which healthy food is prioritized.
Finally, it is worth noting that a blood test is the only way to demonstrate the status of blood sugar in the stream. This can be done in a specialized medical center.
Diet is one of the key aspects that diabetes patients must control. – Photo: Getty Images