What are the complications of healthy people not looking after their blood sugar levels?

Failure to monitor blood sugar could cause long-term health issues, including kidney damage, blindness, and cardiovascular disease or a risk of diabetic coma, which could cause death.

Should a healthy person consider tracking their blood sugar using technology?

Of course, yes.  Recommend doing it regularly to check your sugar levels for diabetes risk.

What would be the benefits of this? other than potentially offsetting diabetes risk?

For example;

A study indicated that obese and overweight individuals without diabetes were counselled about exercise effects on blood sugar, which motivated them to work out more. While the study did not show health outcomes, but generally, getting enlightened can inspire someone to get started to lifestyle changes for the better. Regular testing also increases the chance of learning how to regulate your sugar levels with lifestyle changes, such as, physical activity, the food types to eat, and information about medication.

Can blood sugar affect performance at work and in the gym?

Yes, it can affect your exercise activities because it may lessen muscle growth when training to build. Exercising under high blood glucose levels can also cause weakness and dehydration, especially when you do not hydrate more with pure water.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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