Having high blood sugar is like having a hole in your parachute: By the time you notice it, it’s usually much too late.
Either one can leave you just as dead — the only real difference is that a faulty parachute will kill you in the time it takes to plunge to Earth. High blood sugar, on the other hand, is a slow, torturous killer, but a killer just the same.
Most folks don’t notice their blood sugar when it starts creeping up. As long as they don’t have diabetes, they assume they’re in the clear.
Most folks are wrong!
The time to pay attention is NOW because just one little bump above normal… even if it’s not quite at diabetic levels…could turn a heart attack you’d normally survive into the “big one” that takes you down, according to new research.
When your sugar-soaked blood tries to push through your artery, it gums it all up. That means when it starts to contract because the blood flow is cut off, the heart attack you experience is much worse…because the blockage is more severe.
According to a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, you’ll face a higher risk of death and — if you do survive — a higher risk of the type of complications that could turn you into a drooling invalid.
And that’s not even the scary part! The experiments in the study show you could face that risk even if you’re NOT diabetic — if your blood sugar levels are just a little bit on the high side.
In fact, even the temporarily elevated levels you might have after a big meal (especially if there are carbs and a sweet dessert involved) could set the stage for the contractions that are DEADLY, should you suffer a heart attack.
And that means even if you’ve got “normal” blood sugar…even if your own doc hasn’t said boo about your levels…you’ve got to get serious about keeping tight control over them.
C’mon. You don’t need ME to tell you what to do. Cut off the flow of sugar in your diet, and you won’t have too much sugar in your blood.
It’s that simple — and along with cutting your risk of heart attack complications, you’ll slash your risk of diabetes, too.