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Answer Wiki It is not surprising that the most common causes of heart attack comprises of lifestyle issues, eating habits, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weight and stress issues, and diabetes. Coronary Artery Disease: The underlying cause of most heart attacks. This is a result of a build-up (collectively called as plaques) of cholesterol and other substances in the artery. One of these plaques can rupture and spill out cholesterol and other substances (plaque) into the bloodstream causing blood clots that block the coronary artery. Studies show that one fifth of the deaths in India are caused due to coronary heart disease A spasm in the coronary artery: This shuts down the blood flow to the heart muscle causing a heart attack. Drugs like cocaine can cause such a life-threatening spasm. A tear in heart artery: A heart attack can also occur due to a tear in the heart artery (spontaneous coronary artery dissection). Coronary Embolism—a condition, in which small blood clots or tumors travel from other parts of the body to the artery—is an uncommon cause of heart attacks. Decreased Blood Flow to the Heart: When blood flow to the heart is severely decreased, in the case of Continue reading >>

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  1. bloch33

    Too high for a non diabetic?

    I am a Type 1 and the other day my sister who is 8 months pregnant asked me to test her blood sugar. She has always been very thin and eats EXTREMELY healthy. She has only gained 22 lbs. so far in her pregnancy. I tested her after we had just eaten dinner at a birthday party where she ate 1 peice of pizza and a piece of apple pie. I tested her about an hour later. I know i said she eats healthy, but hey it was a party. Her blood sugar was at 174. She has already had the glucose test they give to pregnant women at her doctor's office a couple months ago. Doesn't that seem a little high for a non diabetic even right after eating? Wasn't sure if I should post this in the gestational diabetes forum or not.

  2. Kassie

    I've heard that non-d post-meal blood sugars can spike up to 180. I wouldn't worry, especially since she passed her GTT.
    If she's worried, she might try a fasting blood sugar or just mention it to her doc.
    I've always thought that the blood sugars of non-d pregnant women would be a fascinating study! The body becomes naturally a little insulin resistant late in pregnancy (ie when the baby is doing some serious growing) - in GD women the body can't quite keep up with the extra insulin need. It's a fine balance, even for folks wito working pancreas'

  3. Mands

    I would advise your sister to request another gtt. A lot can change in a couple of months, and I don't think a non-D should reach 174, though I may be wrong. Best to go with caution considering the pregnancy, and advise her to see the Doc.

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