Dear Nadia, My blood sugar has been hovering around 220 and 240. How do I calculate my A1c? Sam Dear Sam: The term A1c has become the new buzzword for knowing your blood sugar range. Your targeted blood sugar A1c is something that you and your healthcare professional will determine together. Reason being if your … Continue reading AskNadia: How Do I Calculate My A1c from My Blood Sugar Range?
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 … Continue reading AskNadia: What’s The Science Behind The A1C Test
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is commonly perceived as a concern for people with type 1, not type 2, diabetes. However, hypos are a potential risk for anyone using insulin, and approximately 50 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are insulin-dependent. Recent research suggests that many of these patients are unaware of the risks … Continue reading Type 2: Dealing With Hypoglycemia
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has released a list of the most frequently searched-for endocrine medical conditions on its patient education website at www.empoweryourhealth.org. Not surprisingly, despite the fact that many people do not understand that diabetes is an endocrine system problem, diabetes ranks as the second most sought after topic on the site. … Continue reading AACE Says Diabetes Is Second Most Searched-for Condition