Along with other components, we also have sugar in our blood. We have to maintain that level. Now what if this sugar level changes for any reason? What if it goes up from the required level? Similarly, what if it goes down? Hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic are two contrasting words for these conditions respectively. Here in this article, we are more concerned with the symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Whatever the type of blood sugar fluctuations you are having, both can cause diabetic coma at the end.

Therefore, a little awareness of the subject can help you to deal with a disease. Moreover, you can save yourself from dangerous outcomes that unawareness may cause. Let’s see a little detail on hyperglycemia and some common symptoms of high blood sugar. Stay active.


Normally, higher concentration of sugar/glucose in the bloodstream gives rise to high blood sugar/ hyperglycemia.

Standard Measure for High Blood Sugar by WHO

Condition  Blood sugar level
In fasting Greater than 7.0 mmol/L (126 mg/dl)
After a breakfast (2 hours after eating) More than 11.0 mmol/L (200 mg/dl)

Are Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Different or Same? 

Both somehow look similar. But in actuality, symptoms of high blood sugar only characterize diabetes. It often appears as a diabetes symptom in people with prediabetes.

Apart from these, the main difference between the two conditions is the cause of disease. Diabetes includes high blood sugar as its major symptoms. While, symptoms of high blood sugar develop in a person due to multiple factors. So, the concept that eating more sugary food can cause high blood sugar, is not correct anymore.

Symptoms of High Blood Sugar (alamat)

Normally, the symptoms of high blood sugar are different from those that a diabetic patient goes through. Here is the list of common symptoms of high blood sugar.

  •  Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Tiredness
  • Fruity breath smell
  • Nausea and gagging
  • Breath shortness
  • Stomachache
  • Dry mouth
  • A rapid heartbeat

Complexities by High Blood Sugar

If there are diseases, then there are cures too. If we do not treat a condition appropriately, it will lead you to a dead end eventually. Indeed the fate of high blood sugar is the same if we neglect it.


Whenever our body has any hindrance in insulin performance, ketoacidosis may occur. Insulin is a crucial hormone for transfer of glucose to cells. Under the insufficient supply of insulin, our body breaks down glucose into ketones rather than aldehydes. Large amounts of ketone are hazardous for our health. Therefore, our kidneys try to pass it via more urination.

An increase in blood sugar level directly or indirectly disturbs the insulin working and its efficiency. Hence, hyperglycemia often facilitates this condition.


Hyperglycemia appears as a symptom of diabetes. It is a common symptom for both types of diabetes. In fact, throughout the whole diabetic treatment, we took medicines to overcome the high blood sugar.

Diabetic coma 

It is an unconscious condition when a person is alive but they cannot speak. In fact, they cannot respond but their brain and internal body functions will be working.

Normally, the symptoms of high blood sugar along with diabetes can lead towards diabetic coma. If we neglect the situation for a long time, then diabetic coma is an obvious outcome of our negligence. Merely personal negligence is not the only reason. When a person does not take a treatment rather than stick to risk factors, blood sugar level exceeds this much that a patient goes in diabetic coma.

Rules of Treatment (Usool e Ilaj)

We do not have any hard and fast treatments for dealing with the symptoms of high blood sugar. So, we treat these symptoms by following conventional ways. These include following step:

  1. Report whatever difference you are feeling to your physician on time.
  2. The first step towards recovery is problem identification. Respective healthcare professionals will identify the nature of the problem by testing.
  3. Your physician will instruct you as per your condition.
  4. Following is a list of home remedies for hyperglycemia (sugar ki dawa).
Sr. # Unani Treatments What Should I do? Options for treating hyperglycemia
Ilaj bil Tadbeer Stay active
  • Perform exercises
  • Go for a walk
  • Do yoga
  • A little meditation for stress
  • Stay motivated
  • Talk therapies
  • Do anything that make you happy
  • Take a good sleep
  • Quit alcohol and smoking
Stress management
Ilaj bil Ghiza Eating habits
  • Stay hydrated
  • Monitor the carb and fat portion in your plate
  • Take veggies like bitter gourd and papaya for their anti-diabetic effects.
Ilaj bil Dawa Medication We have a variety of qurs and pills for treating the symptoms of disease. You can take them as per your physician’s recommendation.

In short, hyperglycemia is a serious disorder. By general awareness of symptoms of high blood sugar and relation complexities, I conclude that we must give a serious account to this disease as well. Hence, an appropriate treatment always adds years to life and improves the quality of life.