Sugar bombs

A Stanford researcher whose team showed that blood-sugar levels spike more than previously thought, even in healthy people, is encouraging everyone to undergo annual continuous glucose monitoring.

“There are lots of folks running around with their glucose levels spiking, and they don’t even know it,” said Michael Snyder, PhD, professor and chair of genetics and senior author of the findings published online on July 24 in PLOS Biology.

Prolonged, high blood-sugar levels can contribute to cardiovascular disease risk and a tendency to develop insulin resistance.