HEALTH REASONS WHY HIGH BLOOD SUGAR IS VERY DANGEROUS
High blood sugar levels can be dangerous than you think
Researchers then followed up one year later to find out if there was an association between A1C levels with the risk of having another stroke, a heart attack, or dying from these or other vascular causes.
Of all participants, 1,437, or about 8 per cent, had a heart attack or died from the vascular disease within a year of starting the study, and 954, or 5 per cent, had another stroke.
The study found that people admitted to the hospital with A1C levels above the 6.8 per cent to 7.0 per cent range had an increased risk of having a vascular event like a heart attack, as well as having another stroke.
After adjusting for factors like age and sex, researchers found that people’s risk for a heart attack or similar vascular diseases was 27 per cent greater when they were admitted to the hospital with A1C levels above 7.0 per cent, compared to those admitted with A1C levels below 6.5 per cent.
People’s risk for having another stroke was 28 per cent greater when admitted to the hospital with A1C levels above 7.0 per cent, compared to those below 6.5 per cent.
“Our findings highlight the importance of keeping a close eye on your blood sugar if you’re diabetic and have had a stroke,” Han said.
A limitation of the study is that people’s blood sugar levels were measured only at the start of the study; no follow-up levels were available.