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What happens when your blood sugar is out of control?

By Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE 2 years ago 922 Views No comments

According to the American Diabetes Association, if your HbA1c is above 7.0% your blood sugar is out of control and you need to make some changes quickly to prevent the complications from diabetes occurring. The American College of Endocrinologists recommend that your HbA1c should be below 6.5% and as close to normal as possible. But if you want to reduce your risk for complications to almost zero, then it needs to be as close to normal as possible. Normal is an A1c of below 5.6%

According to a study Diabetes in the UK 2010: Key Statistics on Diabetes, if you get diabetes at the age of 50, and your blood sugars are not in control, you will probably die 10 years early and be miserable for the last 12-15 years of your life.

The Epic-Norfolk study, included 9000 people and compared their A1c results. What they found is that for those people with an A1c of 6 percent compared to those with an A1c of 5%, there was a 28 percent increase in cardiovascular death, regardless whether they had diabetes or not.

There are nearly 30 million people in the United States that have diabetes and 25% are not even diagnosed. There are another 90 million people with prediabetes, which if they took the test would have an A1C level of 5.7-6.4%. If you want to have a good quality of life as you get older and don't want to be one of the statistics above, then find out what your A1c number is, TODAY!

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