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GLS Sciences Helps Patients Gain a Better Understanding of the Risks of Unhealthy Blood Sugar

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/11 -- Unhealthy blood sugar can lead to challenging health issues. If you have high blood sugar, many of these issues are often at work within the body long before detected. This challenge can be managed significantly by regularly tracking your blood sugar, making sure it does not escalate into the high range where caution is warranted. As a leading provider of dietary supplements that promote healthy living, GLS Sciences, LLC is committed to helping people worldwide better understand the importance of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

To track your blood sugar, regularly test your fasting blood glucose. If normal glucose levels are allowed to rise into the high normal range and then into dangerously high levels, this can lead the body down the path of developing a disease known as diabetes.

For people who have diabetes, a great many health professionals and organizations such as the Joslin Center for Diabetes, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, believe that healthy blood sugar should be in the following ranges: Fasting Plasma Glucose -- The blood test taken in the morning, on an empty stomach before breakfast (fasting) in the range of less than 126 mg/dL; taken Casually or Random Glucose -- This blood test can be taken anytime during the day, without fasting. A glucose level of 200 mg/dl and above may suggest potentially unhealthy blood sugar. GLS Sciences is committed to educating as many people as possible about the dangers of letting blood sugar slip into the high range of normal and potentially, into high blood sugar.

If you have diabetes, and thus high blood sugar, you can be at risk of several health factors including the following: increased risk of heart disease and stroke, neuropathy, non-healing wounds on the limbs of your body, diabetic retinopathy, kidney damage, insulin insensitivity, increased weight gain, high blood pressure, and even depression.

These issues take their toll on an individual's body and can eventually be a leading cause of death. There are significant ways to mitigate these issues for an individual including changing the diet to include low glycemic foods including more fiber-rich low glycemic fruits and vegetables, increasing movement to include regular moderate exercise, and consuming beneficial vitamins, minerals, and specific botanicals.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that everyone aged 45 and over should be tested for diabetes. Testing should be conducted at earlier ages and carried out more frequently in individuals who have any of the following diabetes risk factors:

  • You have a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • You are overweight (BMI higher than 25)
  • You are a member of a high-risk ethnic population (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander)
  • You had gestational diabetes or a baby weighing over 9 pounds
  • Your HDL cholesterol levels are 35 mg/dL or less, and/or your triglyceride level is 250 mg/dL or above
  • You have high blood pressure
  • On previous testing, had impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting tolerance

GLS Sciences recommends understanding each level of blood sugar and what foods have an impact on your blood glucose levels. You can learn more about what effects foods have on your glucose metabolism using the GlucALite Glycemic Chart. Individuals with diabetes will often test their blood sugar and be over 200 mg/dL (which is considered unhealthy and possibly dangerous) and can increase the risk of the aforementioned health issues. Learning to manage healthy blood sugar is extremely important for folks who may suffer from insulin sensitivity issues and other unhealthy blood sugar symptoms such as metabolic syndrome (also known as syndrome X).

In order to reverse these possible negative effects, it is essential that an individual improve the way they eat, including eating less high sugar and fatty foods, exercising more and possibly adding fiber and other nutritional factors possibly not in the food you normally eat, and taking a supplement that can assist your body in maintaining healthy glucose levels and glucose metabolism like GlucALite®. You can learn more about blood sugar issues and how to manage them at http://www.glucalite.com/.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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