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Hyperglycemia or High blood sugar can affect people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and it is a major concern, and necessary for people to know it's causes, symptoms, and remedies. there are two main kinds, that is: Fasting hyperglycemia: this is when the blood sugar is above 7.2mmol/l (130 mg/dl) after not eating or taking water for at least eight(8) hours. Postprandial (after-meal hyperglycemia): this is blood sugar that is above 10mmol/l (180mg/dl) when tested two hours after you have eaten. Blood sugar levels for people without diabetes after a meal is rarely over 7.8mmol/l (140mg/dl). If you have frequent high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) it can cause damage to your blood vessels, nerves, and organs. it can also lead to some complications or serious conditions. people with type 1with type 1 diabetes are prone to Ketoacidosis (it is a build-up of acids in the blood) For people with type 2 diabetes or at risk of it too because too high blood sugar can lead to a compl


What is diabetes? DIABETES or Diabetes mellitus is an ailment that occurs when the blood sugar (glucose) level is too high. In other words, diabetes is simply abnormalities in the blood sugar level. When the blood sugar level is higher than the normal blood sugar level, there is an abnormality known as hyperglycemia and when it is lower than the normal blood it is known as hypoglycemia. Examples of these abnormalities are prediabetes, impaired diabetes, and the ones mentioned above. Blood sugar (glucose) level is the concentration of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a simple sugar stored in the body; it is the main source of energy that your body needs to function.  It is gotten from the food you eat. In a nutshell, when you eat you will get glucose (sugar) from the food which is your main source of energy; this glucose will only get into your body cells With the help of a hormone called insulin which is produced by the pancreas. However when this glucose or sugar stays in y

How nutrition and dieting will help you to maintain physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle

Nutrition Dieting is a perfect method to achieve fitness and a healthy lifestyle Just like the say you are what you eat. If you don't diet properly you are likely to lose your fitness. The role that nutrition dieting plays in keeping us fit and healthy cannot be underestimated. Staying fit or having a perfect body is not only meant for the athletes or bodybuilders. Looking good and staying healthy is a luxury everyone wishes and needs to acquire. Gone are the times when fitness is only about the level of exercise and training you do. Taking well-balanced nutrition is now an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a decent fitness level. But since it is not a regular idea among health and fitness faithful, this article will let you know what nutrition dieting is all about and also the importance of proper nutrient dieting to having a good health and fitness level. Let's take a look at the meaning of some terms. What is Dieting? Dieting is the process of wa


Fitness Fitness is the state of being fit and healthy physically, emotionally, and is much greater than exercising on a compatible basis. Fitness has a variety of elements and there are many ways through which fitness can be measured. it is part of the general health which entails having a healthy body weight and the ability to carry out physical fitness activities without been fatigued. Note that watching what you eat, and active living are the basics of fitness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, physical fitness is the capability to carry out daily base tasks with hardiness and vigilance without extreme fatigue and with energy to enjoy leisure time stalks and acknowledges emergencies. Components of Fitness According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, physical fitness is a "set of characteristics that people have to attain that associates

Managing diabetes and hypertension by engaging in physical activities

Managing diabetes and hypertension by engaging in physical activities Both high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure as known as diabetes and hypertension may have some primary causes in common and they share some risk factors. They also contribute to the aggravation of each other's symptoms. Because of these similarities, the ways of managing both conditions overlap. High blood sugar level occurs when the blood glucose(sugar) is too high while high blood pressure is the temporary (transitory) or persistent elevation of the blood pressure in the arteries.                                            Exercise and blood sugar Exercise enhances the lowering of high blood sugar levels because the glucose becomes the energy source. If you exercise daily the cells in your body may be more thoughtful to insulin. This will help keep the blood sugar level  within normal ranges. How Exercise Can Reduce Blood Sugar