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
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
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
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
Women, especially, are more prone to diabetes in mid-life - when they reach menopause.
The increased age, weight gain that normally accompanies menopause and the hormonal changes in the body all seem to compound to increase the risk of diabetes.
And, if your blood sugar gets out of control, you have a higher risk for diabetes complications. It's important to get your blood sugar levels... ››› more
If you're pre-diabetic or diabetc, you'll know how important managing your blood sugar is for your health.
And, you'll also know that certain foods send your blood sugar levels soaring while others can help you keep them in the green band.
And this African grain is one of these - find out below what it is and what the studies say... This versatile grain can help you regulate your blood sugar... ››› more
There's an all-natural, great tasting, completely underused treatment
that can help prevent type 2 diabetes as well as help treat existing diabetes.
It's non-prescription, cheap, unpatentable cinnamon! The risks involved with this treatment are small, and it's well worth considering both for current diabetics and for those at risk for the disease. Just a spoonful of cinnamon can help regulate ... ››› more
Not everyone has diabetes, but even if you have slightly elevated blood sugar or have stubborn fat that won't budge around your waist, there's one vitamin you should take every day.
It has been shown to lower blood sugar levels - which is important to prevent insulin resistance (when your cells don't recognise insulin anymore). Manage your blood sugar with the help of this vitamin
In a recen... ››› more
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