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Boosting the Bioavailability of Berberine Supplements

…Berberine is a compound found in various plants that has been shown to promote insulin sensitivity, improve glucose tolerance, and support normal hemoglobin A1C levels—to name just a few of its positive effects. More recently, I came across research demonstrating that cinnamon—one of the other supplements…

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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 of…

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Do You Need Blood Sugar Testing Every Day?

…not result in better glycemic 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…

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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 led…

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Berberine Proves Powerful Against Diabetes

…assigned to take metformin or berberine. Improvements were noted the very first week. At the study’s conclusion, the average blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c levels were significantly decreased in both groups. Remarkably, berberine was every bit as effective as metformin. The two had “identical effect…

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