AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test

Dear Nadia, What’s the science behind  the A1C test ? My husband is a type 2 diabetic and recently received his A1C results which was 9 percent. What is considered a good A1C range? RAS Dear RAS, The A1C sometimes referred to as the Hemoglobin A1C, glycosylated hemoglobin, glycated Hemoglobin and HbA1C measures your husband’s  average glucose from 60 to 90 days. When your husband

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Q&A With Dr. Richard Bernstein

What is the best way to overcome insulin resistance? Answer: The most common cause of insulin resistance is obesity due to abdominal and intramuscular fat. The best way to overcome it is to lose weight. In addition, the second best way, is to exercise and build muscle mass, because muscle mass increases insulin sensitivity. If you are lowering your body fat, you’re diminishing insulin resistance.

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