Diabetes: Insufficient Water Intake Linked to Blood Sugar Problems

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Here’s another reason to stay well-hydrated this summer: drinking at least 34 ounces of water each day can cut your risk of developing high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).

A French study shows that people who drink at least four eight ounce glasses of water per day were 21% less likely to develop hyperglycemia over a nine year period compared to those who had less than 16 ounces each day.

The report was presented at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.  Prediabetes, which is marked by elevated blood sugar levels, affects nearly 80 million American and greatly increases one’s risk of developing full blown diabetes and its accompanying eye condition, diabetic retinopathy.  Source: WebMD

When you’re drinking that extra glass of water today, remember that increasing your water intake to a recommended eight glasses per day can also help you deal with dry eyes.