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Impact of extreme blood sugar levels in diabetics may be irreversible

09 Oct 2017

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Periods of extreme blood sugar levels put diabetics at significantly higher risk of developing serious complications, according to a recent study by Assistant Professor Kavita Venkataraman and her team.

Using more than 11 years of data on blood glucose levels from over 6,000 diabetics aged 52 to 67, the study revealed that the impact of high glucose levels in the body might be irreversible.

Even if sugar levels improve later on, a duration of very high blood glucose level will still double to triple a patient’s likelihood of developing complications like heart attack and stroke, or even dying.

It is not only important to control diabetes well, said Dr Venkataraman, but it is also important to control it well over time.

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