Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is important for everyone. Find out some tips on how to keep your blood sugar at a normal rate now.
Blood sugar, also known as glucose, represents sugar in your blood. Glucose is the major source of energy for most cells in your body. The food you eat plays a huge role in determining your blood sugar levels.
Those with diabetes have too much sugar in their blood, which can cause heart attacks, strokes, and more health issues. Since diabetes affects 29.1 million people and 86 million have prediabetes, it’s important to know how to keep your blood sugar levels healthy.
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