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The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for High Blood Sugar
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The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for High Blood Sugar

High blood sugar levels can impact your health in a variety of ways.Getty ImagesBlood sugar, also called glucose, is the sugar that circulates in your bloodstream, says Dr. Michael del Junco, an internal medicine specialist with Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County, California.“After we eat, the body digests the meal into sugars, called glucose. The sugar will travel from the stomach to the small intestine, where it’s absorbed into the bloodstream.”That signals the pancreas, an abdominal organ that aids in digestion and hormone regulation, to release insulin. “Insulin helps glucose get transported into tissues to act as a source of fuel for the cells in your body,” del Junco explains.Any excess sugar that does not move into the tissues gets stored in the liver and muscles as ...