Elevated blood sugar has been know to have great risks in people with diabetes. There are various diseases which are coupled with diabetes as result of high blood sugar.
People with diabetes can have the following health risks-blindness, heart disease, kidney and nervous system damage - all as a result of high glucose levels.
A recent study however has also shown that people who do not have any form of diabetes, but have higher blood sugar levels are also at risk with the same kind of diseases as a person with diabetes.
So it has become increasingly important to cut down your weight and watch you diet, in order to have safer blood sugar levels, and to stay healthy.
There was another study conducted by Kay-Tee Khaw(M.D) regarding high sugar levels, the details of which are mentioned below:
They found out that people who constantly have elevated sugar levels, irrespective of there diabetic state, have a high risk of suffering from various heart diseases. It was also found out to be directly responsible of deaths on most of the cases.
A lot of americans were part of this study group and they found that most of them had an alarming rate of higher than normal sugar levels.
75% of all the deaths were among a group of people who had moderately high glucose levels falling in the range of 5%-6.9%. Those who had low risk of cardiovascular diseases were among the group who sugar levels less than 5%. These indications were carried out by a special test called the hemoglobin 1c (HbA1c).
By just a 1% increase in glucose levels the risk of death from the above causes increased by almost 28% in women and 24% in men. This increase in risk was also NOT dependent on other lifestyle problems like-smoking, age, blood pressure, incorrect diets, and past history of heart problems.
These study shows a very distressful story about the risking risk rates, especially for Americans. By just a small increase in sugar levels the risk of developing this life-threatning diseases goes up dramatically. They also found that just 25% of the general American population had safe sugar levels. This percentage is likely to drop further as the the rate of overweight people rises, coupled with low physical activity.
Extra fat is also shown to be being directly responsible for causing lower insulin response, thus causing elevated blood sugar levels. In the end people who are overweight should take extra care with there diet and should consider adding considerable amounts of vegetables and fruit in there intake. Some amount of physical activity should also be incorporated in the daily life's of all Americans, to offset the problems with elevated blood sugar levels.
Quick Tip #1
Recent research has suggested that caffeine may be responsible of elevating blood sugar levels, especially after meals. Please consult your doctor on what you can have and what you cannot.
Quick Tip #2
People who have type 2 diabetes should get involved in an exercise regimen. Exercising has also been know to help diabetic patients get rid of there medications.