To check if your sugar levels are high (even if you don't have diabetes), your doctor may do an A1C test.
It's an easy finger prick test that doesn't require you to fast before the test so it's convenient.
If your results come back in the 5.7% and 6.4% range, you could be pre-diabetic, and anything over 6.5% could mean you're diabetic.
But it's important that you know which factors influ... ››› more
Firstly, research shows that sleep plays a critical role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
According to one study published in the Annals of Epidemiology, if you get less than six hours of shut-eye on most nights, you're three times more likely to have elevated blood sugar levels.
Experts say the best strategy to improve your sleep and keep your blood sugar levels steady is to hit t... ››› more
Neuropathy is a condition associated with numbness, tingling and pain in nerve endings - generally the hands and feet.
The pain can eventually become excruciating - and debilitating.
It's common when you have, or have had, uncontrolled blood sugar levels, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
But whatever its cause, there's one thing you can do minimise your pain. Cut this food out of your di... ››› more
It's no mystery, you can improve your blood sugar levels by watching what you eat and exercising...
But when there's a natural ingredient that just helps ensure your levels don't spike - and all you need to do is take two tablespoons of it before bedtime - it just make life a little easier... Study shows taking this before bed could be beneficial to your blood sugar control...
The substance ... ››› more
If you're pre-diabetic, or have type 2 diabetes, you know how your blood sugar can spike just after you eat. And this has a detrimental effect on all aspects of your health.
You see, the sugar that's roaming around in your blood has a necrotic effect, which means it basically kills off your healthy cells.
But there is a way to help your body absorb less sugar from your meals. Find out how be... ››› more
When you're constantly worrying about your blood sugar, it's hard to enjoy special occasions, like Easter.
And, if your doctor has told you, you're pre-diabetic, it's like trying to prevent being hit by a train in a tunnel...
But there's a strange little flower that could help you completely prevent diabetes within just 12 days - and keep your blood sugar in check... This ingredient in you... ››› more
If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, your doctor may have prescribed metformin to help you manage your blood sugar.
It works by reducing the amount of sugar your liver makes, and also reduces the amount of sugar that gets absorbed in the intestines.
But in a major study, called the Diabetes Prevention Outcomes Study, the researchers found that one of the side-effects of taking this drug lo... ››› more
If you struggle to get through the day without an energy boost, you've probably resorted to energy drinks.
They're like instant battery chargers!
The problem is, you start relying on them more and more.
And, the sugar content in them is a risk factor for diabetes.
But, there's a natural fuel you can drink that will give you the same boost AND help you keep your blood sugar under cont... ››› more
These days, it seems that no matter what we do, we're hurting our bodies or damaging our health in some way...
So, it's great to just be able to do something enjoyable and relaxing and know it's doing you a whole lot of good...
Find out below how to lower your blood sugar with a simple, everyday event... Why you should switch from showering to bathing...
If you take a shower every day, yo... ››› more
If you suffer from bad breath, you no doubt use mouthwash every day.
But, unfortunately a new study has shown it could mess with your blood sugar and lead to diabetes.
Find out how, and the results of the study, which was published in the journal Nitric Oxide below... Harvard university study pinpoints mouthwash as one of the culprits in the diabetes epidemic...
Reserachers observed o... ››› more
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