Why The HbA1c Test Is So Important & How To Control It
Diabetes is a mathematician’s diagnosis – you always have to know your blood sugar levels and what nutritional regimes to follow (or how much insulin to take) to keep it balanced out. Regular testing is critical. This includes home glucometer testing throughout the day, as well as periodic trips to the doctor’s office, to test for HbA1c. The first provides you with a snapshot of your glucose levels in the here and now, while the second shows an average of your blood sugar levels over the course of two to three months.
HbA1c in a nutshell
The hemoglobin A1c test, otherwise known as HbA1c or simply A1c, is used to diagnose diabetes, as well as to determine whether your course of diabetes treatment is working, or if your diet and medications need to be adjusted.
“If glucose levels remain high, glucose interacts with body proteins to cause damage,” explains Dr. Sarah Brewer, member of the CuraLife advisory board. “This is the basis of the HbA1c blood test, which measures levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (how much glucose is bound to the hemoglobin in your red blood cells). This glucose-inflicted damage can affect large arteries by hastening hardening and furring up the arteries (atherosclerosis) to cause what are known as the macrovascular (large blood vessel) complications of diabetes:
- angina and heart attack
- peripheral arterial disease (pain in the legs on walking due to poor blood circulation; this can lead to ulceration). “
HbA1c – what do the test results mean?
Because high levels of glycosylated hemoglobin can cause such serious complications in diabetics, it is important that you know and understand your HbA1c test result – and take measures to restore them to the normal range, if needed.
If you have diabetes, an optimal HbA1c level is 48 mmol/mol (6.5%) and any result below 7% is considered good. This is true for people managing their diabetes with diet and exercise, as well as for diabetics taking metformin, a popular medication.
HbA1c – getting back within the range with CuraLin
If your HbA1c levels have exceeded the target percentage, you will likely need to make some changes to your diabetes management regime. This can include adjusting your medications, implementing a new exercise regime, making healthy adjustments to your diet, quitting smoking and taking condition-specific nutritional supplements, like CuraLin, by CuraLife.
“Taking CuraLin, a herbal nutritional supplement, can help bring down your glucose and HbA1c levels quickly, using a blend of herbs that are traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine,” Dr. Brewer says.
CuraLin provides a fast-acting response on daily blood sugar levels, monitored using daily home glucometer checks, as well as long-term blood sugar level maintenance, as seen on an HbA1c test that is performed every 3 months. Not only does CuraLin lower your glucose levels, naturally and side-effect free, it also supports the body in eliminating many adverse symptoms experienced by people with diabetes on a regular basis, such as exhaustion, dry mouth, blurry vision, feet pain, and frequent urination.
CuraLin works naturally with your body to:
- Promote healthy & balanced blood sugar levels
- Boost daily energy levels
- Boost insulin sensitivity & production
- Boost healthy pancreatic cell function
- Reduce the craving for sugars & other carbohydrates
- Restrict absorption of sugars & other carbohydrates
And great news – it really works!
“CuraLin is an answer to prayer; it has changed my life – it controls my blood sugar levels and has brought my HbA1c levels down to a normal value,” said Maureen Kersley, a satisfied CuraLin user. This sentiment was echoed by Dave Lester, whose “last HbA1c was 39, down from 60, due to CuraLin,” and Roger Harris, who said that taking CuraLin enabled him to “drop my blood sugar levels to a controllable level, which resulted in a lower Hba1c when checked by a nurse. These actually work so I recommend you try them for yourself.”
So what are you waiting for?
Start improving your HbA1c with CuraLin today!
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