Science & Technology
Glucose Spike: Uncovering a Hidden Threat
- 1 x 49 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- A fresh look at the battle against diabetes and heart disease
New research has revealed a previously-overlooked threat, what's known as a "glucose spike." It happens when blood sugar levels soar for a short time after eating. The spike is hard to detect in regular health check-ups. If left untreated, it could lead to a higher risk of diabetes, hardening of the arteries, strokes, and heart attacks. It could also spark cellular cancer or dementia. How should we approach this cause of so many maladies? This program tracks the hidden story behind the medical effort to tackle glucose spike.