In a recent study published in the journal Neurology, 4,323 men and 2,764 women over 65 were evaluated from three different French cities. Sixteen percent of the subjects had blood sugar issues related to excess abdominal fat, blood pressure issues and unhealthy cholesterol levels.
All the subjects were given a series of cognitive function tests, with a follow-up test after 2 or 4 years depending on the test. The tests included word fluency, visual working memory tests, and a standard memory test.
The group who had blood sugar issues related to excess abdominal fat, blood pressure issues and unhealthy cholesterol levels had a 20% increased chance to experience cognitive decline. (1)
This is yet another study showing the importance of taking responsibility for your health. Twenty years ago, the high end of normal fasting blood sugar was considered to be 120 mg/dL. Five to ten years later, that acceptable normal level came down to 110 mg/dl. Today, we are more cautious, moving that figure to 100 mg/dL.
Over the years, research has shown that the same issues and health concerns you experience with fasting blood sugar levels over 120 mg/dL happen at 100 mg/dL. Now, we know that these same health concerns are experienced when fasting blood sugar levels exceed just 85 mg/dL!
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1. Published online before print February 2, 2011, doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31820b7656 Neurology February 8, 2011 vol. 76 no. 6 518-525
Check Your Blood Sugar daily at home now and take responsibility for your health!
While pre-diabetes is reversible in many cases with extreme lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes and supplementation, it makes sense to be aware of this monster way before it arrives. By testing the fasting blood sugar regularly, you can detect any blood sugar issues early and make simple dietary adjustments to optimize your blood sugar.