A1C test for Diabetes (HbA1c) – What is a Good A1C Test Result?


This video summarizes the A1C test for Diabetes (HbA1c). In this video, Dr. Ahmet Ergin will talk about the purpose of the HbA1c test and what exactly it tests, as well as how it works. Later on, in this video, Dr. Ergin will explain what is a good hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) target for type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Predicting Gestational Diabetes Early

Gestational diabetes is similar to Type 2 diabetes except it occurs during pregnancy. While it is a temporary form of the disease which usually disappears after childbirth, it is a sign of insulin resistance and means full-blown Type 2 diabetes could be around the corner. The condition is generally diagnosed between weeks 24 and 26 of the pregnancy. If it could be predicted earlier physicians and midwives might be able, in the words of the old western movies, to “head ’em off at the pass.” Diet and exercise, and perhaps medication, could be prescribed early to prevent Gestational diabetes in those women at high risk once they have been identified. Blood sugar levels could be watched carefully, and treatment began sooner than 24 weeks if need be.

Type 2 Diabetes – Obesity, Arsenic, and Diabetes

Being overweight or obese raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by contributing to inflammation in the body and free radicals. Arsenic has many of the same effects and can lead to high blood sugar levels, as well as causing damage to the beta cells in the pancreas. Scientists at the University of California in Berkeley, United States, and a variety of other research institutions in the United States and Chile, have discovered the exposure to arsenic, especially in obese individuals, can raise the risk of them developing Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living – Your Health and Well-Being Have an Expiry Date

We all know our lives are short, that time passes quickly and we often take our time here on earth for granted. However, have you thought about the length of your life in the context of your health and well-being? For if you are not well, your life could become even shorter, time could pass uncomfortably, and you certainly do not want to find yourself in a position of regret because it could be too late. You may need to start thinking more about your health: this applies to most people so there is a good chance you are included. We all have areas of our life where we could do better. Your health could be one of them.

Type 2 Diabetes – Combined Physical Activity Makes It Easier to Control Blood Sugar

The two basic types of exercise, aerobic and muscle or resistance training, have been much studied as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China, put together thirty-seven studies on the two exercise types and analyzed them as if they were one extensive study. They found a combination of the two types of exercise is best for controlling blood sugar levels. Their results were published in July of 2018 in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Type 2 Diabetes – Are These Five Foods Included in a Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet plan is one that is very popular among many, especially in the Type 2 diabetes community because it does do a great job at keeping your blood sugar levels well-regulated, plus helps to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure reading. The Paleo diet plan and the diabetes reduction plan do tend to go hand in hand because they have many of the same goals. They both emphasize eating lean proteins and healthy fats over carbohydrates; reduce or omit the consumption of processed and refined carbohydrate sources; have you eating plenty of healthy fats to provide energy and keep your blood sugar levels stable and promotes vegetables as one of the main foods to consume.

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