Physicians say there are simple ways to lower your blood sugar.

Hyperglycemia, the medical term for high blood sugar, is caused by a lack of insulin in the body.

 Uncontrolled hyperglycemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and damage to the nervous system in people with diabetes. "

The basic defect in all diabetic patients is the decreased ability of insulin.

To induce cells of the body to remove glucose (sugar) molecules from the blood

A decrease in insulin activity, whether caused by a decrease in insulin production (type 1 diabetes)

By the cells' insensitivity to insulin (type 2 diabetes), results in blood glucose levels that are too high.