What is HbA1c (A1c)?
HbA1c readings are an average measurement of how well controlled glucose levels have been over the past two to three months. The term HbA1c stands for glycosylated hemoglobin. It develops when hemoglobin joins with glucose in the blood, becoming glycosylated. Find out more by watching this video.
How to Reduce Your A1c
There are many benefits from reducing HbA1c levels. They include improving your overall health and wellbeing to reducing the possibility of long-term complications. The best time to reduce your HbA1c levels is immediately after eating. Click on this video to learn more.
Diabetes: Testing your blood glucose level
For a person suffering with diabetes, the importance of regular testing for blood glucose cannot be underestimated. Remember to check your levels at least four times a day including before and after meals. Wash and dry your hands with warm water thoroughly before testing blood. This will aid the ease of blood flow before testing. Watch this video for more information.
Diabetes: Your blood glucose target range
Glucose is present in your body to be used as a source of energy. However, as a person with diabetes, you have to regulate the amount of glucose in your bloodstream. Your doctor can help you determine the best level within which to maintain blood glucose level. Factors taken into consideration are your age, lifestyle and the state of your health. Watch this video to learn more.