Many diabetics are unaware of the dangers of not understanding their diagnosis,
so the most important thing you can do is get educated!
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
It is a condition in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar).
When you eat food, your body converts it to glucose, which your body uses as energy. Normally, insulin – which is produced in the pancreas – enables glucose to enter the cells to be used and stored as energy. In a Type 2 Diabetic, either not enough insulin is produced, or your body is resistent to insulin all together. Therefore, not enough glucose enters the cells, resulting in unhealthy cells and too much glucose in the blood stream. This causes a persons’ blood sugar (glucose) to rise too high. This is number can determined through an A1C Test. The higher the A1C levels and the longer they remain elevated, the greater the risk of developing side effects related to diabetes.
What is A1C?
- A1C is a test that measures your average blood glucose during the previous month.
- A normal level for A1C is below 5.7%.
- An A1C level between 5.7 to 6.4% indicates prediabetes.
- An A1C level 6.5% and above is indicative of diabetes.
- Talk to your physician about finding out your A1C level.
Do you know your A1C?
Power of YOU!
It all comes down to YOU. You have to be willing to make lifestyle changes in order to lower your A1C levels. This site offers resources and ideas but ultimately …
It’s what you choose to do with this information that will bring your A1C down.