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December 20, 0078

Those Terrible Post Meal Highs

Topics: Medical Science News

Did you know that the dreaded post meal peak in blood glucose can do more damage than a sustained rise in blood sugar? New research suggests:

A causal relationship between hyperglycemia and oxidative stress leading to vasoconstriction (a narrowing of the blood vessels) and thus high blood pressure. Acute glycaemic variability appear to play particular important roles in this mechanism.
Conveniently, the research also pointed to the benefits of the emerging technology of Continuous glucose monitoring to help self monitoring people with diabetes keep track of this post meal peak.

Cross posted from Medblogs

Posted by Richard at December 20, 0078 8:32 PM

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