High blood sugar can be dangerous.
High blood sugar slowly damages the cells in your body over time, leading to serious long term complications like retinopathy, kidney failure, loss of feeling in your extremities, and heart disease.
The worst part is most people don't notice the damaging effects until they become severe.
Many medical experts recommend that people with diabetes reach an A1C goal of 6.5% or less.
It has been shown that every 1% increase above 6% elevates the risk of diabetes complications. Unfortunately, many people have an A1C level above 6.5% and, as such, are at a greater risk of developing the diabetes-related complications.