The PP hyperglycemic phase corresponds to the hyperglycemic phase following a meal due to the hyperglycemic effect of food.
It would appear to be essential, even in apparently well-balanced diabetic patients (HBA1c < 7.5%), to insist on improving PP blood glucose. Indeed, in view of the results of various different studies, it would be a serious mistake to be satisfied with an overall satisfactory result.
More specifically PP hyperglycemia induces high cardiovascular risk, with a 4-fold increase in the incidence of myocardial infarction.
The niche period represented by meals is today little or not managed because of the large number of parameters likely to intervene (quantity of carbohydrates absorbed, units of insulin administered, pre-prandial glycemia, physical effort, general and/or hormonal state, stress…).
Consequences on General Health
The phases of too high blood sugar levels are indeed at the origin of the majority of diabetes-related complications.
Importance of acting on PPH
The body spends approximately 14 hours per day in the postprandial period.
Postprandial hyperglycemia (PPH) constitutes the major part of hyperglycemia in diabetic patients. Despite the various different therapeutics available to patients, this niche period (the meal and immediately afterwards) is little or not managed today.
This niche period around meal taking is little or not taken into account today due to the high number of parameters involved (quantity of carbohydrates absorbed, units of insulin administered, preprandial glycemia, physical effort, general and/or hormonal state, stress…).
In order to control the disorder and its related side effects in the best possible way, it is essential that hyperglycemia be well managed.
The significant reduction in the duration of PP hyperglycemia will also immediately mean a better quality of life for patients on a daily basis (reduced stress and anxiety).