One’s genes are just as real a risk factor for type 2 diabetes as one’s dietary habits and level of physical activity. This is why you can develop type 2 diabetes even if you lead a healthy lifestyle. It’s also why a family history of diabetes is a key predictor of this disease. Here, you’ll discover how genetics can play a role in the risk of type 2 diabetes. Continue reading
When your body’s blood sugar levels get too high, important cellular functions can be disrupted and – over the long-term – this can place your health and well-being in serious jeopardy. That’s why, ideally, your blood sugar levels – or blood glucose levels – should fall within a healthy, normal range. Continue reading
It’s been said that too much of anything can be a bad thing, and that’s certainly true for the amount of sugar – or glucose – that’s in your blood.
Everyone needs some sugar circulating in the bloodstream because sugar is a potent source of energy for the body. But too much blood sugar can be quite a bad thing for your body’s health, since too much sugar circulating in your blood can “clog up” the function of some of your cells’ most critical parts – ultimately harming your health in potentially severe ways. Continue reading