TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Symptoms diabetes Type 2 is not initially visible because high blood sugar levels take time to be detected. Consistently high blood sugar levels can cause pain, which is characterized by four distinct sensations.
Type 2 diabetes can also be a cause of heart disease because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the insulin produced is not absorbed by the cells. The consequences are serious because insulin regulates blood sugar. Consistently high blood sugar levels can be damaging to the body and some of the most acute warning signs involve nerve damage.
In addition, there is the term peripheral neuropathy. It’s a medical term to describe damage to the peripheral nervous system from blood sugar and can cause different types of pain, as the Mayo Clinic explains. The peripheral nervous system sends information from the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of the body. When this tissue is damaged, it often causes pain.
According to the Mayo Clinic, people often describe their pain as stabbing and burning. Here are four of these pains:
-Sharp or deep pain
-It hurts like a burn
According to diabetes.co.uk, drinking more water can lower high blood sugar levels. It is also important to always monitor the intake of certain foods because they can cause blood sugar levels to spike.
The worst cause is that certain types of carbohydrates are broken down into blood glucose relatively quickly. The faster food is broken down into blood glucose, the more pronounced its impact on blood sugar levels will be.
To sort out good foods from bad ones, you must refer to the glycemic index (GI). The GI is a scoring system for foods that contain carbohydrates. It shows how quickly each food affects blood sugar (glucose) levels when the food is eaten alone.
Carbohydrate foods are broken down quickly by the body and cause a rapid rise in blood glucose having a high GI rating. Foods that have a high GI include sugar and sugary foods, sugary drinks, white bread, potatoes, and white rice.
Foods with a low or moderate GI are usually broken down more slowly and cause an increase in rate blood sugar gradually over time. Some foods with a low or moderate GI include fruits and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.