[Alert] Do You Have this COVID-19 Risk Factor?
When it comes to coronavirus, people have two main goals:
- Don’t get it.
- If you do get it, SURVIVE it.
But there’s a lot more to this sickness than life or death. Because even if you survive it, you can end up with serious complications.
And there’s one condition in particular that can make you FOUR TIMES more likely to suffer from the most serious complications of COVID-19.
You could be in this risk category right now and not even know it.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that it’s not too late to beat those odds.
Studies are pouring in on COVID-19—and they all have one thing in common:
People with high blood sugar are at a much higher risk of suffering from major complications and death.
High blood sugar—NOT type 2 diabetes!
In a study published in Diabetologia, when COVID-19 patients had high blood sugar levels when they were admitted, they were…
- four times more likely to experience serious complications, and
- more than twice as likely to die within one month.
So how high was too high?
The researchers found that a fasting blood glucose of 128 mg/dL was an independent predictor of dying within 28 days.
Another study just published in the Journal of Diabetes, Science, and Technology also found that if COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital with high blood sugar levels they were more likely to die.
And other studies have shown that people with high blood sugar (without type 2 diabetes) are more likely to die from heart attacks, strokes, cancer, infections, and pneumonia.
There are a few reasons why high blood sugar is so dangerous for COVID-19 patients.
One, COVID-19 is already known for causing dangerous blood clots in the lungs, heart, kidneys, and more. Since high blood sugar also increases the risk of blood clots, it increases the risk of this particular complication.
Second, high blood sugar can prevent your blood vessels from widening, a double whammy when you’re also dealing with blood clots.
Third, high blood sugar can cause your body to overproduce inflammatory cytokines, which can lead to something called a cytokine storm.
When this storm happens, your body starts attacking its own tissues and cells.
Since COVID-19 can ALSO cause a cytokine storm, adding high blood sugar to the mix is yet another double whammy.
That’s a lot of whammies.
COVID or no COVID, chronically high blood sugar levels wreak havoc on your body, damaging your organs and blood vessels, and weakening your immune system.
It’s something to get under control even if there wasn’t a pandemic sweeping the globe.
Since there is, there’s no time like the present to get those levels under control.
The easiest way to do that?
Stop eating sugar and refined carbs, and cut out those sugar-laden drinks.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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