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Dangers of High Blood Sugar

Posted by Kevin Dalrymple on
Dangers of High Blood Sugar - Extend Nutrition

High blood sugar levels, a hallmark of diabetes and pre-diabetes, pose a significant threat to our health. Not only do they often lead to diabetes, high blood sugar can quietly wreak havoc on many body systems, leading to a cascade of health problems.

One of the primary risks associated with high blood sugar is cardiovascular damage. Persistent elevated blood sugar can damage blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, and other vascular complications.

The impact on the nervous system is equally alarming. High blood sugar levels can lead to nerve damage, resulting in a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. This can manifest as pain, tingling, or numbness in the extremities, significantly diminishing quality of life.

Elevated blood sugar also takes a toll on the kidneys. High blood sugar over time can damage our them, leading to reduced kidney function or failure.

These health dangers underscore the importance of monitoring and managing your blood sugar levels. You want to avoid sugar highs and lows, the ‘spike and crash’ cycle. These are usually  created by what we eat and when. Snacks play a huge role in that.

Let’s face it, we’re a Snacking Nation and a lot of our snacks are loaded with sugar and carbs that convert quickly to sugar. These will spike your blood sugar, then crash it an hour or so later, exactly the opposite of what you want, Foods with a high glycemic index do the same thing. A lot of the battle gets won right here – in what we eat and when, especially snacks.

Be thoughtful about what you eat, especially your snacks. Avoid sugary, hi-carb ones. Add regular exercise to your habits, Eat more vegetables and fruit at meals. These simple steps can make a big difference in avoiding pre-diabetes, diabetes, and other serious problems.  

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