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Do You Need Blood Sugar Testing Every Day?

…glucose levels was associated with lower quality of life, increased costs and higher rates of depression. What’s worse is that this obsessive blood-sugar testing did not result in better glycemic control. (For study details, see links above.) Testing Hemoglobin A1C Levels At the Whitaker Wellness Institute…

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Routine Testing of Blood Sugar Levels is Not Necessary

…blood sugar levels did not improve glucose control but was associated with higher costs, lower quality of life, and more depression. I believe a much better test of your blood sugar level is the hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) test. Whereas a finger stick gives you a snapshot of your blood sugar levels at a…

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Berberine Proves Powerful Against Diabetes

…-controlled trial, berberine lowered triglycerides by 35.9 percent, LDL cholesterol by 21 percent, and total cholesterol by 18 percent, compared to minimal declines in cholesterol and an increase in triglycerides in the control group. Furthermore, the group taking berberine had lower blood pressure (average…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

…and memory tests, as well as brain scans to measure the hippocampus, an area involved in memory and learning. They found that the participants with lower blood sugar levels scored higher on the memory tests and the volume of their hippocampi was bigger compared with those who had higher blood sugar levels…

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