Hemoglobin A1c

Do You Need Blood Sugar Testing Every Day?

…control. (For study details, see links above.) Testing Hemoglobin A1C Levels At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, instead of regular self-testing, we monitor our patients’ hemoglobin A1C levels. Unlike finger-stick blood-sugar testing, A1C reveals an average of blood sugar over the past few…

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Routine Testing of Blood Sugar Levels is Not Necessary

…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 specific time, the HbA1C provides a broader picture…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

…which the study subjects were given a list of 15 words and asked to recall it 30 minutes later, the researchers noted that a 7 point increase in hemoglobin A1C was associated with participants recalling two fewer words. SLIDESHOW 8 Nutrients For Managing Blood Sugar The overall results of the study…

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