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What Can Happen if You Don’t Control Your Blood Glucose Levels?

Just because you have been told that managing and keeping track of your blood glucose levels is very important for managing your diabetes does not necessarily mean that you understand why that is. Using exercise, diabetic recipes, diabetic diet plans, medications, and your blood glucose meter is very important, but why do you have to keep such a close eye on it, what’s the worst that can happen? The truth is, there are a great many bad things that can happen as a result of not controlling your blood glucose levels.

High blood glucose levels over an extended period of time can result in several negative things. These things are a wide range of complications, including kidney failure, eyesight loss, and severe heart problems. Infections, chronic lethargy, excessive urination, and extreme thirst or hunger are all other side effects of leaving high blood glucose levels go untreated.

Low blood glucose levels can also cause negative complications if left alone without attempt to control it for an extended period of time. These things include coma, loss of consciousness, and seizures. Irritability, sweating, hunger, dizziness, shaking, dry mouth, and weakness are also negative side effects of being hypoglycemic for long periods of time.

The bottom line is that diabetes is a disease and condition that needs to be caught early and closely monitored when it is to ensure that there are no lasting problems or complications, and that you live as long as possible without any major health problems as a result of it.

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