Monday, September 15, 2014

3 reasons High blood sugar causes dizziness

“I have high blood sugar and am experiencing dizziness”, this was the latest message that we received from one of our readers in Europe.  It is important to know that a dizzy feeling is always a message which your body is sending you, many people ignore this mental confusion and this can be a huge mistake. High blood sugar and dizziness often go together, it is often a warning sign that the body is metabolically out of balance.

3 common but serious reasons for feeling dizzy with diabetes

1.  Super high glucose levels

Glucose (sugar) is needed and it does very important things in our cells, without this sugar we would not have any energy at all. In excessive amounts glucose is a poison in the bloodstream, and this is the health condition of the diabetic. The diabetic has too much glucose flooding into the bloodstream and this causes a metabolically imbalance within the body. When glucose levels soar too high it can cause dizziness. Always check your blood sugar level with a good monitor immediately if you are feeling dizzy, report any dizziness to your doctor.

*Please note that diabetic coma is real and can lead to death if sugar levels go to high!  If blood sugar levels soar very high it can cause a person to get dizzy and pass out* call 911 immediately if you feel you may pass out*

2.  Dehydrate

One of the more common causes of dizziness in the diabetic is due to dehydration. The typical diabetic does not drink enough water; a lot of water is necessary keep blood sugar levels normal.   When we think of the fact that the bloodstream is flooded with sugar, wouldn’t it make sense to drink more water to help eliminate this fluid?  Despite the fact that water is very helpful, many diabetics are not drinking any water.

When a person is dehydrated, their body produces a hormone called vasopressin. 

Vasopressin causes the kidneys to retain water and also prompts your liver to produce blood sugar, which may lead to elevated higher blood sugar levels. Over time, this effect may lead to insulin resistance.  High blood and dizziness are often linked, are you drinking at least 6 glasses of water a day? If you have a hard time drinking water, consider squeezing a little lime or lemon in the glass of water.

  1. Diabetes and mental confusion

High blood sugar can have a very detrimental affect on the brain, diabetics often experience confusion, brain related fatigue and mental disorientation. Over time diabetics are at higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. High blood sugar causes a damaging affect on the brain.

Dr. R. Nick Bryan, professor emeritus of the department of radiology at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,  “We found that in addition to that, there’s sort of diffuse loss of brain tissue, atrophy… we think may have a direct effect of the diabetes on the brain.”

High blood sugar dizziness is always a sign of a body that is out of balance, in the short term it may be a sign of seriously high glucose levels and in the long run it can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

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