Hyperglycemia occurs when your blood sugar level is higher than normal. Diabetes is a chronic condition with hyperglycemia. If you have diabetes, your goals for management include lowering blood sugar consistently.
Diabetes raises your risk for heart disease. With all these links between diabetes and heart trouble, it is worth doing what you can to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and to support a heart-healthy lifestyle. Luckily, most of the healthy choices you make can do double duty in lowering diabetes risk and improving heart health.