Elevated Blood Sugar Causes Progressive Problems

Typically, a physical at your doctor’s office will include a fasting blood test. If your results come back in the 110-120 range, you are generally told that it is a little high, but not too much of a concern – you do not have pre-diabetes or diabetes yet.

Unfortunately for you, damage is already occurring in your system at levels well below what is being recognized as a pre-disease or disease state such as diabetes. The following is to help you see what is actually occurring, and why you need to take a more thorough look at your blood sugar level. Keep in mind that all of the following are occurring while you are perhaps being told your glucose levels are not a problem.

Clinical studies and autopsies show damage occurs much earlier than anyone thought – at 100 mg/dl. Elevated blood sugar levels cause a unique set of problems that affect the entire body. To understand the complications of this, and how soon problems begin occurring, we need to review a general understanding of the hormone insulin.

Understanding Insulin & Glucagon’s Role in the Body

The goal for your body is to keep blood sugar levels in a narrow range regardless of what you eat…..processed foods, donuts, fruits, etc. For most people this is normally between 70 and 110. The doctor’s lab range usually shows it as 65 to 99. That is not really a lot of sugar in your bloodstream. For a person that weighs about 150 pounds, we are talking about less than 1/6th of an ounce. Fasting blood sugar should be about 80 to 85. (A Glucose Tolerance test is a better indicator and should not exceed 120 at two hours; however, medical offices rarely perform this test due to time and costs.)

Thanks to the pancreas, you body is equipped with a very effective system for maintaining this narrow range. When you eat a meal high in sugar (this can be carbohydrates not just sugar) and blood sugar levels rise, the pancreas (specifically the Beta Cells in the area of pancreas called the Islets of Langerhans) quickly release the hormone insulin. (Your body knows it has to keep blood sugar in balance so this occurs with extraordinary speed). The bloodstream quickly carries the insulin to all the cells in the body where the insulin triggers receptor sites on the cell walls, thus allowing the sugar to pass into the cell to be converted to energy.

If you eat more sugar then is needed for energy, it is stored as glycogen mostly in the liver but some is also stored in the muscles.

Once blood sugar levels are in normal range, the Beta Cells stop the production of insulin as the levels have been stabilized.

If your blood sugar starts to drop, the Alpha Cells from your pancreas release the other pancreatic hormone, glucagon, which triggers the release of the stored sugar (glycogen) from your liver and muscles, thus raising the blood sugar. The term “carb-loading” used by long distance runners and tri-athletes, refers their tying to fill their liver and muscles with this stored sugar, glycogen, for energy.

So far, everything is working fine in the body; however, at some point for various reasons (some of which are listed below), the insulin does not so easily pass through the cell walls causing the Beta Cells to have to increase the production of insulin, bombarding the cells to try to get the sugar into them for energy and balancing the blood sugar levels.

Following are the top reasons for cell walls and receptor cells not allowing insulin to cause the passage of sugar into the cells – with the first two being the most common:

  1. Too much sugar and carbs in the diet for a prolonged period of time requiring too much insulin release which can damage the receptor cells. (Diabetes was not much of an issue until processed and refined foods entered the national diet.)
  2. Too much transfat and saturated fat which can coat the cells, interfering with the insulin effectiveness. (Transfats have now been outlawed in restaurants in some states, but they are still in many foods). Again, Diabetes was not much of an issue until transfats, specifically margarine, were introduced into the national diet.
  3. Lack of the 46 essential nutrients that cells much have to properly function as designed. These nutrients must come from the food you eat or the supplements you take. Deficits in any of the 46 essentials can cause a disease state in the body. (The SONA vitamin line by Enerex USA is the best on the market).
  4. Genes that help regulate insulin may be damaged from toxins, metals, heredity, or other factors.
  5. Prolonged periods of stress – stress shuts down insulin, which causes blood levels to spike to make energy more available in times of need. The insulin production then spikes to bring the elevated sugar levels back down to normal.

As a result of this cell receptor issue, the cells in the body start to become resistant to the insulin being produced. Insulin levels must then be continually increased to force the sugar into the cells. This is the beginning of some other problems.

  1. If fat cells develop insulin resistance, they release triglycerides into the blood stream. And what are triglycerides made of…glucose (sugar), fatty acids, and water. So the free fatty acid levels rise in your bloodstream which is one of the warning signals of the Metabolic Syndrome (Increased risk for heart disease). Did you ever consider that the fatty acid problem in your bloodstream could be related to too much blood sugar?
  2. The increased insulin resistance in the liver and muscle cells means that they no longer store as much glucose, which again means that more sugar is in the bloodstream.
  3. Slightly elevated blood sugar levels (over 100) is the point where some of the Beta Cells begin to be damaged. Blood sugar over 110 causes damage to your retina.
  4. As your blood sugar continues to rise your pancreas goes into overdrive to produce more insulin in an attempt to bring your blood sugar back into balance and the more it stays at an elevated level the more Beta Cells get damaged (burnt out). By the time you are called a diabetic you may have lost 40% of your Beta Cells. You must deal with blood sugar issues while they are still reversible.

So now the body is in a position of having higher than normal blood sugar, plus higher then normal insulin levels. Both of these cause the problems listed below – and yet you are still not classified as having Diabetes since these conditions are occurring with blood sugar levels under 140, before you even have Pre-diabetes.

Elevated insulin is tied to the following:

  • Impaired fat burning, causing weight gain and the accumulation and storage of fat;
  • Damage to the kidneys;
  • Damage to the arterials walls causing atherosclerosis;
  • Increase in cholesterol and triglyceride levels;
  • High Blood pressure and heart disease;
  • Depletion of essential nutrients, causing vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Elevated insulin will last in the body as long as the sugar remains too high and as long as you have enough functioning Beta Cells to produce the insulin. The production will slow over time as the Beta Cells are damaged or become dormant.

Elevated blood sugar results in a cascading effect within the body. Since your body knows that elevated blood sugar causes severe damage to organs, it tries to minimize the damage by taking defensive action. As sugar rises the small blood vessels start to narrow, reducing the flow of sugar getting to the organs. The higher the blood sugar, the more the blood vessels narrow. Unfortunately this impairs circulation, and reduces the amount of nutrients and oxygen that get to the organs and nerves of the body, as well as their ability to carry away cellular waste. This begins to damage cells in the small nerves of the hands and feet (why you might have tingling, pain, or cold hands and feet). The kidneys and other organs begin to show some damage as well. As much as 40% of your Beta Cells can be destroyed in as little as two years with elevated blood sugar before you are deemed a Diabetic.

With less blood flow, wounds do not heal as well and infections may become an issue. The sugar also sticks to the proteins that are needed for construction of quality collagen, essential for the repair and building of cells.

Now there is a cycle occurring where the body is having a very difficult time balancing blood sugar. Damage is occurring to not only the pancreas, which is responsible for balancing the blood sugar, but also to major organs and your nervous system. Unless you mange your blood sugar, the cycle will continue with more damage and more Beta Cells destroyed – until you finally reach the 200 mg/dl blood sugar level and are then labeled a diabetic. Of course, the fact that you insurance rates and medical costs will skyrocket, or worse, you may not even qualify for insurance, may be the least of your worries.

Those who finally develop full blown Diabetes have severe complications and will experience a shorter life span that may include severe pain. You can also expect to dramatically increase your risk of one or more of the following:

  • amputation
  • blindness
  • kidney failure and possible need for a dialysis machine
  • heart disease and hardening of the arteries
  • premature death

This disease is already epidemic: 40% of people over 20 years old have some degree of blood sugar problems or glucose intolerance; 75% of the elderly have the problem; one in every three of our school children is expected to develop full diabetes, and based on current ratios, that means nearly all of them will develop glucose intolerance.

Do you really want to experience a life of pain and diminished capabilities? Yes, the medical world can keep you alive with drugs – but what kind of life is that?

Be smart. Start taking care of yourself now with exercise and better diet to help metabolize the blood sugar. Take Diabetes Defense to help you with blood sugar and fat metabolism.

Don’t wait. Start a new program for better health today.

Running On Empty – Is Your Body Managing Your Blood Sugar, Or Not

John feels restless and suffers from irritability and insomnia. Gloria complains of headaches and recurrent nausea. Susan is hungry all the time and has an insatiable craving for sweets. Mark gets dizzy and shakes if he goes too long without eating. Eileen has crashing fatigue and feels exhausted even after a full night’s sleep. Carl’s blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels are all high. Peggy’s memory is failing her and she is unable to think clearly. Peter is battling heart disease. Jackie feels depressed and anxious for no apparent reason. Ten year old Seth is hyperactive and has just been diagnosed by his doctor with attention deficit disorder. Ten different people suffering different symptoms, but each a victim of what alternative health practitioners are now calling glycemic disregulation; an inability of the body to properly manage its supply of blood sugar. And the number of sufferers is growing at an alarming; some would say epidemic rate.

Blood sugar, known as glucose, is the energy currency of the body, and every cell must have a steady supply or it ceases to function. An end product of digestion, glucose is the assimilable form of carbohydrate in the body. Without it we would collapse. It is such a precious commodity, the body utilizes powerful counter-regulatory mechanisms to ensure that glucose levels are never allowed to get too high or too low for any length of time. Given this fact, you might be surprised to learn that over twenty million Americans suffer from either hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). High and low blood sugar are two sides of the same coin. The hypoglycemic is unable to maintain enough sugar in the blood to keep the tissues well supplied. The hyperglycemic has plenty of blood sugar but isn’t able to transport that sugar into the tissues. In either case, mismanagement of glucose creates a shortfall in our body’s primary fuel.

One of the key players in the management of glucose is a hormone called insulin. Produced in the pancreas, it is insulin’s job to lower rising blood sugar by transporting it out of the blood into the tissues where it can be used for physical and mental energy. The more sugar in the blood, the more insulin produced. Problems arise when the pancreas, original equipment when we rolled off nature’s assembly line eons ago, meets our highly refined and processed diet. As it turns out, the organ’s Paleolithic design is unsuitable for managing blood sugar levels in the modern American, whose sedentary lifestyle and fiber deficient food supply bears little resemblance to our historic, more appropriate diet.

Reactive hypoglycemia is a condition brought on by our modern way of life. In essence, the pancreas over-reacts to the consumption of sugary foods, fast foods, low fiber, white flour products like pasta and white bread, and concentrated fruit juices that, because of their refined nature, enter the bloodstream too quickly. The resulting spike in blood sugar triggers an excess production of insulin, which pulls glucose levels down too far too fast. This is especially harmful to the brain, which uses over a third of the body’s glucose and is particularly sensitive to changing blood sugar levels. Small fluctuations will disturb your feelings of well being. Large fluctuations can lead to depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability and mood swings.

The internal scenario goes something like this. Fifteen minutes after finishing that bear claw and cafĂ© mocha breakfast, an avalanche of sugar crashes into the bloodstream. We might feel a short-lived surge of energy. Then in a desperate attempt to maintain proper blood chemistry, the pancreas overproduces insulin to bulldoze the excess glucose out of the blood. Glucose levels plummet, and the brain, in a panic, triggers emergency counter-regulatory measures by our adrenal glands to shove blood sugar back up to a proper level. Those who are sensitive to their bodies will feel this rush of adrenal hormones as an internal trembling or nervousness. If we eat more processed and refined foods for lunch and dinner, we’ll ride this same rollercoaster, up and down, several times a day, week after week, month after month, year after year. After a few decades the body’s blood sugar management team is exhausted and the result is chronically low blood sugar levels. What was once a tolerable down swing in energy between 2 and 5 each afternoon, becomes great, unending fatigue. Craving for sweets has transmuted into dizziness and ravenous hunger. Irritability turns into restlessness, sleeplessness and anxiety. Mild mood swings have become manic/depressive, even violent tendencies.

Nor do you want to allow your blood sugar level to remain chronically high. Hyperglycemia is a red flag that may indicate a problem with insulin’s ability to transport sugar out of the blood and into the cells. Decades of eating overly processed sugary, fatty, and refined food forces the body to produce massive amounts of insulin to carry sugar out of the blood. Hyperinsulinism is the result; an over-abundance of insulin in the blood stream. Over time a person can gain 5, 10, 15, 20 lbs. or more as the insulin transports excess sugar into the tissues. To stem the flow, the body can become resistant to insulin, leading to chronically high blood sugar, high insulin levels, and an inability to convert glucose into physical and mental energy. Syndrome X is the ominous term being used to describe a cluster of metabolic disorders including heart disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides, that have their roots in insulin resistance.

Diabetes, chronic hyperglycemia, is the seventh leading cause of death in our country. At its present rate of increase, 6% a year, the number of diabetics will double every 15 years. Left unchecked, it can lead to high cholesterol and triglycerides, atherosclerosis, kidney disease, hypertension, heart disease, strokes, cataracts, loss of hearing, blindness, and even death. Type II, known as adult onset diabetes, accounts for 90% of all diabetes. Years of dietary abuse and lack of exercise bring it on.

Until recently, natives living on the Pacific island of Nauru ate a simple diet of mainly yams and bananas. Diabetes was virtually unknown. When the inhabitants became wealthy with the discovery of valuable minerals on the island, they settled into a life of leisure and began eating a western diet-high in sugar, fat and refined carbohydrates. Today, The World Health Organization estimates that close to one-half of the urbanized population of Nauru between 30 and 64 years of age now has Type II diabetes.

The good news about adult onset diabetes is that it is completely preventable and reversible. Clinical trials have repeatedly shown that returning to a more “primitive” diet, high in plant fiber and complex carbohydrates, have shown superior results over oral insulin therapy combined with a low carbohydrate/high protein diet, like the one suggested by the American Diabetes Association.

If diabetes isn’t a concern and you have no hypoglycemic symptoms, there is one more reason to consider managing your blood sugar levels. Recent government studies indicate that over 50% of all adult Americans are now over weight. Contrary to popular belief, weight gain is not merely the result of consuming more calories than we burn up in activity. Excess weight, particularly the stubborn kind that doesn’t respond to increased exercise, is often the result of elevated blood sugar and insulin levels. When you consider the fact that the average person consumes his or her weight in pounds of sugar every year, our corpulent condition is not very surprising. If we don’t have an immediate energetic need for the calories in all that sugar, insulin stores it in the body. Fat is stored energy.

Influenced by a barrage of inaccurate advertisements and media reports, dieters continue to consume low fat (high sugar) products that elevate insulin levels and make weight loss virtually impossible. Dietary fat has been made the enemy, and we eat less of it than we used to. Yet the average American man, woman and child is 10 lbs. heavier today than they were 25 years ago. Dietary fat, as it turns out, is not what’s making us fat. The culprit is an increased consumption of refined, white flour products and sugary foods.

So much for that no-fat frozen yogurt!

General Suggestions for Blood Sugar Control

Glycemic disregulation is usually the result of a poor diet; high in sugar and refined carbohydrates.

Eat a diet that supplies the body with high fiber, complex carbohydrates and protein to provide slow burning fuel and prevents sudden shifts in glucose levels.

Eat 4-5 small meals a day instead of 2-3 large ones.

Breakfast: Protein shake or eggs and whole grain toast or whole grain cereal

Mid-Morning Snack: Fresh fruit, vegetable sticks or whole grain crackers

Lunch: Leafy green Salad and/or other vegetables and protein (animal or vegetable)

Mid-Afternoon Snack: Licorice root tea, fresh vegetable juice, nuts or seeds

Dinner: Steamed, grilled or stir-fried vegetables, baked or broiled fish or chicken and whole grain dish

Get some exercise everyday

Reduce Stress: Yoga, meditation, massage, guided imagery

General Supplementation

Vitamins: B-Complex, C and E Minerals: Chromium (GTF), Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese

Plus: Amino Acids, Adrenal Support, and Digestive Enzymes

Sam Rose, CN MS is a licensed and certified nutritionist and owner of Rose Nutrition Center in West Los Angeles. He can be reached at sam@rosenutrition.com or 310-473-8835.


Negative And Dangerous Side Effects of Excess Blood Sugar

In medical sense, sugar is the amount of glucose that present in the blood. The body of a human normally maintains the level of blood glucose as a part of metabolic homeostasis, and it is the primary source of energy as well. Sugar is not a physiological disorder because it is a part of human organ system. However, it is okay when it is on its normal level, but if the level goes up then many physiological disorders can appear. Excess amount of blood sugar makes the ground for appearing several severe health disorders. According to medical science, high blood sugar shows the way to come numerous negative side effects and these are as follows.

Advanced Glycation End-product (AGEs)

Advanced Glycation End-products are the outcome of a chemical reactions chain later than a preliminary glycation reaction. According to the medical professionals, two factors mainly take major part in case of Advanced Glycation End products.

The first one is food that we take regularly the first source is the food we eat. If there is high sugar in your food, then it can it may appear. Another source is metabolism through which the carbohydrates are absorbed to affect your blood sugar levels. Nearly all of your blood sugar provides energy that your body requires to perform accurately. Nevertheless, a little amount of your blood sugar is glycated to form the Advanced Glycation End-products. In addition, simple sugars like galactose and fructose go through glycation nearly ten times a higher than the glucose.

Several severe diseases could appear owing to the Advanced Glycation End-products. The diseases are like the Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Heart disease, Type-II diabetes, Atherosclerosis, High blood pressure, Kidney disorders, Visual impairment, Stroke, Skin disorders.

Depress Immune System

Excess sugar can damage a person’s proper immune system, and we all know that devoid of proper immune system a person will be feeble by attacks of many diseases. An active immune system provides fighting power to the organic system to defeat the diseases.

According to medical experts, blood needs vitamin C to maintain a proper immune system. However, if there is excessive sugar in the blood, then there certainly could be a trouble. As the vitamin C and glucose possess same chemical structure, so they fight with each other for entering the blood cells. If there were low sugar, then there would be no trouble, as vitamin C will get the maximum chance to enter into the blood cells. However, if the sugar level is high, then the glucose will have the most cells. In this way, the immune system will be affected, and it will surely be depressed.

If the immune system becomes out of order or feeble, then many serious diseases will surely attack the body. So, in this way excessive sugar in blood can depress the immune system.

Autoimmune diseases

Sugar makes worse autoimmune conditions like asthma, arthritis, and various scleroses. The autoimmune diseases are distinguished by the resistant capability by the own tissues of body. Autoimmune disorders possibly will cause immune responsive cells to show aggression at the inside layer of the joints that is resulting in trigger immune cells or rheumatoid arthritis to attack the insulin making cells of pancreas, and it is known as the islet cells.

An active immune system identifies first, and then attacks, and damages viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, and cells cancer or any health destructive agents those are not generally present in the body. An inactive immune system cannot do these all the necessary tasks. Severe diseases like the pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and other many more. Allergies and several scleroses are the result of autoimmune diseases. Therefore, the excessive amount of sugar takes a vital part in the autoimmune diseases.

Dental Problems

A human mouth normally includes several kinds of bacteria that attack the tooth. When a person has excessive sugar in blood, the bacteria and germs become more active. The affects on tooth depend upon the amount of the blood sugar a person has in his body. The chances of dental problem depend on how much a person has blood sugar. In normal cases, means when a person is not having high sugar in blood, he or she can be easily cured by removing the affected teeth. However, high sugar patients never can follow such procedure. According to doctors, such course of action will be more harmful for the patients who have excessive sugar in the blood. Moreover, such problem ca eventually turns into malignant or cancer.

Cardiovascular disease

It is well known to all that the sugar is needed in blood, but when it rises over its normal level, several health disorders appear there. The cardio vascular disease is one of those disorders. If a person already has any cardio vascular disease then it could be very dangerous if the person has high blood sugar also. Sugar will help the disease to spread out and react more. If a person does not have any cardio vascular problem then he or she will have a great chance to get it if already carries excess sugar in blood. It mail attacks at the heart, veins, and arteries that provide oxygen to imperative life-sustaining organs of the body such as the heart, brain, and further crucial organs.

Therefore, such kind of disorder can bring in many dangerous diseases to one’s body. Finally, the heart or brain may be affected, and so the death may be its horrible result.

Heart Disease

As previously mentioned, excessive sugar in blood can attack at the various part of the cardio vascular system and heart is one of the most important organs of cardio vascular system. If a person has excessive blood sugar, then it can attack any part of cardio vascular system and eventually the heart will be affected. For example, if the sugar attacks veins or arteries, then normally they will stop work, and the hear will not able to keep communication, so it will stop work as well. Thus, the excess sugar can be the cause of severe heart attack.

Faster aging skin

You may come across a fact that the chocolate can damage anyone’s skin. However, the chocolate itself is not intrinsically awful for skin, but there possibly will a bit of truth as chocolate comes with excess sugar. It may truly move ahead the aging of a skin, by making the face more wrinkled and less young.

High level of sugar in blood damages the freshness of the skin. Not only, it damages the freshness, but it makes many wrinkles on the face as well. In such case, an affected person look more aged.


The level of sugar in blood is measured according to the presence of glucose in the blood. The glucose is produced as soon as we absorb or digest starchy foods like rice, potatoes, bread and sweet items together with chocolate and sugar. Another source of glucose is liver, as it is also produced there.

There is a hormone that is identified as Insulin, and it carries glucose throughout the bogy cells, where it is made use to make energy. The sugar diabetes patients may have short of insulin, or cannot utilize it, as it should be. It signifies that the excess amount of glucose in the blood carries the symptoms of sugar diabetes.

There are mainly two categories of diabetes, e.g. type 1 and type 2. In case of Diabetes type 1, the body is not capable to make insulin by any means while in case of Diabetes type 2, the body creates excessively small amount of insulin, or may not utilize what it produces efficiently. These both kinds of diabetes show their results in different ways.

High blood pressure

In order to function accurately the glucose is required by the brain. In view of that, it is always suggested not to stay away from glucose completely. However, it is needed to keep away from the sources of glucose. The eating habit of sugar-rich foods, sweets or candy, soft drinks reaches the intestinal tract instantaneously. Then, it causes an immediate reaction for the pancreas to make insulin.

In accordance with the medical experts, too much insulin production takes part in the occurrence of high pressure in blood that is known as high blood pressure. Therefore, the intake of sugar or such kind of food items produces more insulin in body, and it is the major cause of high blood pressure. In view of that fact, it must be mentioned that the sugar is the main source of having high blood pressure.

High blood pressure can take part in several parts of foremost organs like the heart, kidney, vessels, and fetus. It could be very dangerous during the pregnancy time as well.

Yeast Infection

Sugar and yeast infection are too closely related. Sugar and further sugar containing food items are measured to be the major cause of yeast infection. Yeast infection takes place because of excess development of yeast, which is identified as the candida albicans. In fact, the yeast lives in the body in little quantity by default. On the other hand, a number of definite conditions activate the excess growth of the yeast that shows the way to an infection. Such specific infection takes place due to microorganism increases on sugar and further sweet food items, because sugar is one of the major causes of the disorder.

If you are taking high sugar diet, then you must need to deal with such a difficulty. Not only, the sweet food items, but also the over utilization of carbohydrates harm the body similarly. In view of that, you need to stop intake of sweet or carbohydrate containing foods.

Poor Eyesight

People with high level of sugar may have a higher chance of eye problems. However, it never can be sated firmly that a person will have a poor eyesight if he has excess blood sugar. The ADA, which is renowned as the American Diabetic Association, expressed that a good number people with sugar have a bit of chance to have poor eyesight. However, it is recommended to those people who have high sugar, should keep touch with regular eye checkup, as it can become severe any time.

Gastrointestinal disorders

Having excess sugar in the blood possibly will show many health disorders, and gastrointestinal disorder is one of those. Gastrointestinal or the GI track takes vital part in our food absorption, and everyone now knows it. If the foods which we normally intake does not digested properly, then there certainly would be problem in metabolism. Otherwise, excess sugar in blood also affects numerous parts of a human body, and these are very important organs like stomach, duodenum, and pancreas.

Leptin Resistance

Leptin is a most important hormone control the fat mass in case of the vertebrates. The fat tissue makes the leptin to come out and its blood levels are relative to fat mass. So, there will be more fat if there is more secretion of leptin.

As soon as sugar metabolizes in the fat cells, at that time, they make surge from the leptin, and it is found that the sugar take vital part in cases of producing the leptin resistance. Everyone needs to stop taking sugar containing food items to control the right proportion of the leptin in body.


There is no doubt that excessive sugar in blood will certainly be the cause of numerous difficulties or health disorders. Those all disorders of health even could be a cause of death of human. Therefore, it is suggested to all people to take care of their daily food items and go through the doctors’ suggestion to keep always away from high level of sugar in blood.