If you’re diabetic, you probably know EXACTLY what your levels are at any given moment – because you check them at least twice a day.
And if you’re not? You have no clue – because you probably get them checked twice a year, and that’s if you’re lucky.
Well, friend, it’s time to start paying closer attention to those levels whether you have this disease or not, so you can make sure your blood sugar’s right smack in the happy zone.
If it rises too high, you’re in trouble… and if it dips too low, you’re DEAD!
I know low blood sugar doesn’t exactly get much attention – especially among non-diabetics – but the latest research shows how EVERYONE faces big risks when those levels drop too far.
And that’s especially when you’re sick enough to need hospital care.
In the new study, nearly 1 out of 3 hospitalized patients died after suffering from hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.
When the low levels are considered “moderate,” folks on insulin – diabetics – have a higher risk of death than folks who aren’t.
But in more severe cases, according to the study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the insulin doesn’t make a difference: The death rate jumps dramatically across the board.
What’s more, the death rate isn’t just high right there on the spot when sugar levels drop.
That risk lingers. Long after you’ve been sent home… well after you’ve recovered from whatever it was that had you laid up… you could STILL battle that death risk.
Now, you might not think this is a big deal for you if you’re not diabetic and you’re not reading this from a hospital bed.
But we don’t exactly schedule our illnesses, do we? You could be fine today and riding in the back of an ambulance tomorrow.
So, the time to make sure you’ve got control over those blood sugar levels is NOW, before anything happens to you.
Obviously, if you’re not diabetic, you don’t need to be doing finger pricks after every meal or anything like that.
Let’s not go crazy over this.
But if you haven’t had your levels checked lately, get tested. Make sure they’re where they should be, and keep them there.
For most folks, picture-perfect blood sugar – not too high, not too low – will come from a low-carb diet rich in animal fats and with minimal added sugars.
I’ll have more tips on delicious foods that are great for blood sugar control coming up later today. Keep an eye on your inbox… you won’t want to miss this one!