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Advice On Controlling Blood Glucose Levels For People With Type 2 Diabetes

April 16, 2010

This is a guest post by Kristina Ridley. Kristina lives in the USA and blogs at Diabetes Meters. Thanks to Kristina.

If You Don’t Control Your Glucose Level Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

The pancreas is a body part which Type 2 diabetes affects. When we take in food, the sugar in it turns into glucose then goes into the blood stream. When it gets in blood cells, the pancreas lets loose insulin that allows our body to use up the glucose like fuel. People who have Type 2 diabetes find it difficult to make as well as use insulin. Your body contains plenty of glucose; however your cells are unable to find it.

In the USA, the American Diabetes Association is tasked with gathering information about this critical medical condition. America, with its 23.6 million people suffering from diabetes, is a very unhealthy country. Around ninety per cent of all its diabetics have Type 2 diabetes. A lot of diabetics are overweight, and it is not surprising to note that they also have relatives who are like this. The internal organs (and one’s entire nervous system, too) could end up with critical and lasting damage if you have an excess of glucose in you.

The Life of a Diabetic

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you need to live in a healthy manner. Living healthy and engaging in healthy practices will affect you tremendously. Two common examples of healthy routines include exercising and consuming healthy foods. Making sure that your glucose levels stay in the recommended range translates into being able to avoid complications in your health.

A finger prick test is a common and reliable way to monitor your body’s blood glucose levels. This test, according to physicians, is sufficient enough for glucose monitoring like the HbA1c test. The amount of glycated hemoglobin in your blood is determined by this HbA1c test, aside from it alerting you if you reach a high glucose level. Results of these A1c tests show that people with diabetes are at a seven per cent level. The CDC reports that if one maintains their a1c levels at seven per cent, they could reduce the possibility of risks by as much as forty per cent.

An Iron Grip Control

If your a1c levels are below this seven per cent mark, studies indicate that this could result in something bad. One particular study done in Lancet and Swedish Medical Center located in Seattle showed that there is a higher death risk for people who use insulin regularly and those who have a1c median levels. On the contrary, there have been many tests that show that it is also healthy to keep your a1c levels at seven per cent According to accredited endocrinologist Matt Davies, maintaining the seven per cent level of a1c is all right; still, physicians need to consider their patient’s medical history before they prescribe treatment.

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