How to lower A1C levels

How to Lower A1c Levels

The hemoglobin A1C level is a blood test that measures how “sugar coated” the hemoglobin is in your body.  When the blood sugar is high, the glucose attaches to hemoglobin, becoming “glycated hemoglobin”.  Elevated hemoglobin A1c levels can indicate prediabetes or diabetes. In testing the hemoglobin A1c level, the doctors are looking for this: Levels […]

Signs of Diabetes in Men

Signs of Diabetes in Men

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin or the insulin is produced by the pancreas but the individual cannot use the insulin provided.  Some diabetics have low insulin levels and insulin resistance at the same time.  The end result of these phenomena are that the blood […]

Diabetes Headache

Diabetes Headache

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that causes high blood glucose levels and a host of secondary symptoms, some of which can be dangerous.   A less serious side effect of having type 1 or type 2 diabetes is having a headache.  You can have a headache in diabetes any time that your blood sugar levels […]

Insulin Tolerance Test

The insulin tolerance test or ITT is a laboratory diagnostic test in which the individual receives insulin through an IV to check to see if the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands are functioning properly.  Insulin tolerance tests are generally done by endocrinologists who are specialists in diabetes and other endocrine disorders. The idea behind […]

Diabetic Retinopathy Stages

Diabetic Retinopathy Stages

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  It starts with damage to the blood vessels in the retina of the eye (which is the “seeing” part of the eye) and ends with neovascularization, which is the formation of extra capillaries (small blood vessels) that leads to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy […]

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