What Happens When Your Blood Sugar is Too High?

Whether you have diabetes, prediabetes or just want to cut your risk of a future diagnosis, you probably know that it’s important to keep your blood sugar levels in check.

Why is it important to control your blood sugar levels? Put simply, blood reaches and influences everything in your body, says Dr. Craig Primack, president-elect of the Obesity Medicine Association.

Here, experts share six unexpected ways high blood sugar levels can adversely impact your health.

Cardiovascular disease. Consider this scenario: Two people enter the emergency room complaining of chest pain. One has suffered a heart attack in the past. The other has diabetes.

Excerpted from U.S. News

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