Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

…reduce the stress on your pancreas, where insulin is formed. Anyone with an elevated blood sugar level—more than 6.0 as determined by a hemoglobin A1C test—must stop the energy drain on the pancreas. If not, you will eventually develop full-blown diabetes. To lose weight, you want to follow a diet…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…* Fasting Blood Sugar: This is the measure of how much glucose (sugar) is in the blood at the time of sample collection. Healthy zone: * Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c): This is a form of hemoglobin (red blood cells) that has become glycated, or joined with a glucose molecule. This measures the average amount…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…One of my employee’s fathers had bypass surgery and I recently went over his lab work. He’s on a high-dose statin and both his blood sugar and A1C was elevated—and he’s never had diabetes before. I told my employee her father should cut that high-dose statin in half. Why Does Statin Use Lead…

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