Insulin resistance causes sugar – which has been broken down from food -to circulate in the bloodstream, instead of being used as fuel by the body’s cells. This is known as type 2 diabetes. What are the warning signs of high blood sugar levels?
The Global Diabetes Community identified four symptoms of hyperglycaemia (i.e. high blood sugar levels).
This includes feeling very thirsty (known as polydipsia), which can be accompanied by temporary or prolonged dryness of mouth.
Increased thirst continues regardless if you drink two litres of fluid daily; it’s an unquenchable thirst that can’t be satisfied by drinking more water.