Category Archives: A1c

Ask Nadia: Bringing Down Fasting Blood Sugars

Hi Nadia,

I have had Type 2 diabetes for ten years and I control it with diet and exercise. My fasting sugar levels are always high. My sugar level will not go down. What do I need to do to …

Duodenum Resurfacing Procedure Improves Type 2 Diabetes Markers

A procedure designed to change how the body absorbs and processes glucose could help improve A1C numbers for those with type 2 diabetes, according to recent research.

Presenting at the 19th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of …

FDA Approves Once-weekly Trulicity to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Trulicity, a once-weekly injectable to treat adults with type 2 diabetes.

Also known as dulaglutide, Trulicity is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which helps normalize blood sugar levels by encouraging the …

Study Found Blood Sugar Levels Not Affected by Sucralose-sweetened Desserts

While there has been much debate recently about the impact of artificial sweeteners on diabetes, a new study finds that desserts sweetened with sucralose don’t impact blood sugar levels.

Sold on the market as Splenda, sucralose, unlike sugar, is not …

Weekly Dulaglutide Performs Well in Comparison to Daily Liraglutide

A comparison of the effects on A1c between users of once-weekly dulaglutide (made by Eli Lilly and Company) and once-daily liraglutide (sold as Victoza from Novo Nordisk) shows that both drugs have very similar effects.

Researchers at Ohio State University …

Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Brings Order to Her Diabetes

Award winning S. Epatha Merkerson, Television, film and stage actress, brings a new order to her diabetes management: Get to Your Goals Program, which encourages people with type 2 diabetes to know their A1C, set a goal and take action.…