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How can levels of sugar in your blood affect you?

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It's important to maintain the proper level of sugar in your blood. Levels that are too high can cause severe dehydration, which can be life threatening. Over time, excess sugar in the body does serious damage to organs such as your heart, eyes, and nervous system.

From: Insulin Shock and Insulin Reactions WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Medicine Health System: "Hypoglycemia (Insulin Reaction)."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes: Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Hypoglycemia."

MayoClinic.com: "Diabetic Coma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

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SOURCES:

University of Medicine Health System: "Hypoglycemia (Insulin Reaction)."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes: Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Hypoglycemia."

MayoClinic.com: "Diabetic Coma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

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