High blood glucose levels in our blood test often indicates an increased risk of
diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that results in high blood glucose levels due
to the body's inability to utilize the hormone insulin properly. Our bodies need
glucose in order to fuel our body cells. The brain relies almost exclusively on glucose
for energy, which is why our bodies are so sensitive to changes in blood sugar
After a meal, your blood stream is flooded with glucose from the breakdown of
carbohydrates. Your blood sugar begins to rise which triggers the pancreas to
secrete insulin. Insulin helps store the glucose in our body cells for energy.
Uncontrolled blood glucose levels can damage the large blood vessels leading to
coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, retinopathy, neuropathy, high
blood pressure stroke and nephropathy. If not controlled it could lead to
amputation and longer hospital stays
Contact us to determine and monitor your blood glucose level
|This information is meant to compliment the advice and guidance of your physician, not to replace it,Discuss any
major change in your diet or activity level with your doctor before beginning any exercise or weight-loss program.
||Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG)
||100 mg/dl or less
||100 - 125 mg/dl
||above 125 mg/dl
Know your health numbers
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