The Dangers of High Glucose and How It Affects Your Skin

Sugar consumption has tripled exponentially in the last 40 years. Among those largely responsible for this disproportionate consumption are carbonated drinks, sweets, processed food, refined carbohydrates and junk food in general.

Many people currently live with high sugar levels and do not know it, and even fewer know the risk that this entails. If appropriate measures are not taken, the consequences will not be long in coming.

Having high blood sugar levels does not always mean that we have diabetes, however it is necessary to correct the imbalance before it becomes a health problem with major consequences.

When we say that we have high sugar levels, this means that blood glucose levels are high and the body cannot produce as much insulin to process all that sugar and thereby reverse or control glucose levels.

How Do Sugar Levels Affect Our Skin?

Too much sugar in the bloodstream can cause countless problems. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and is full of nerves and blood vessels. High glucose levels affect not only the internal organs, but also the external one, in this case the skin.

Problems can occur due to fungi and bacteria. High blood glucose levels prevent our immune system from functioning optimally, generating fungi and yeast. A simple cut can turn into a headache if these blood sugar levels are not controlled.

Another problem that can occur with these high levels of glucose are wounds and ulcers that cannot heal. If these sugar levels are not controlled, inflammation will develop in the body, and for this reason the wound will not be able to heal.

When sugar levels are above normal, they affect the protein collagen that is naturally found in the human body. This protein is responsible for giving strength to bones, skin, hair and nails.

Recommendations to maintain healthy skin and avoid high blood glucose:

  • Keep blood sugar levels under control, using a glucometer or having a periodic checkup with your health professional.
  • Use natural creams and soaps
  • Do not ignore the signs of your skin such as dryness, fungus and wounds that do not heal.
  • Pay attention to your body's signals and if necessary consult a Dermatologist.
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