Blood Sugar Testing: How Much Is Too Much?
It used to be that unless your blood sugar was above the normal cut off for diabetes, you didn’t have to worry. New research is suggesting that even high normal blood sugar on your annual physical exam can cause serious problems.
Various studies in the past have shown that high sugar levels for prolonged periods of time have a clear link with brain shrinkage and dementia even in people with high normal blood levels of sugar.
These new results stress the importance of regular blood sugar testing, especially to those who have had high normal or borderline blood sugars in the past. The newest research shows evidence that those individuals who maintained high blood sugar levels displayed more brain atrophy and noticeable shrinkage in the hippocampus and the amygdala. These areas of the brain are involved in cognitive functioning and memory.
These new findings underline the importance of monitoring blood level content via a simple walk in blood test and stabilizing blood sugar levels, even for those who may not have previously thought to be in danger. To get your blood sugar tested or whenever you need urgent care in Manhattan, visit Medhattan Immediate Medical Care in the Financial District.