Blood sugar – the main type of sugar you get from eating food – provides energy to cells in the body. However, constantly high levels can trigger destruction on the body. If you have type 2 diabetes, you are prone to high blood sugar levels because the main regulatory force – the production of insulin – is impaired. What are the main signs to know that it could be an emergency?
WebMd lists symptoms experienced with the eyes signaling an emergency, including:
See the rings around lights or dark spots
Be very sensitive to sunlight and other bright lights
I can’t see well at night
The health site added: “Eye damage does not always cause symptoms, even when it is advanced.
“It is therefore important to see an ophthalmologist at least once a year for a thorough examination.”
Who is at risk
Researchers don’t know what causes type 2 diabetes, but they believe there are several factors at play.
These factors include genetics and lifestyle, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
At the base of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, and before a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, you can be diagnosed with prediabetes, notes the NIDDK.
What will your GP recommend?
Lifestyle changes to lower blood sugar are generally recommended to reduce the risk of diabetes.
There are two key components to blood sugar control: a healthy, balanced diet and regular physical activity.
A common misconception about type 2 diabetes is that you should avoid eating certain foods.
There is technically nothing that you cannot eat if you have type 2 diabetes, but there are certain foods that you will need to limit.