A1c is an abbreviation for Hemoglobin A1c Blood Sugar or HbA1c. Unlike your daily test of blood sugar, an A1c test is based on the attachment of glucose to hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to feed organs throughout the body.
The A1c test result is reported as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the higher your blood glucose levels have been. In the body, red blood cells are continually forming and dying, but they typically live for about three months so when you test your A1c, it will show your average blood glucose levels over the past three months.
The A1c test is a much better measure of how well you are managing your diabetes overall. In fact, The American Diabetes Association refers to the A1c test as a “critical step” in your plan to manage your diabetes.
A healthy or normal A1c blood sugar level is below 5.7 percent. The higher the levels, the greater your risk.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to frequently test your blood sugar level. But this test is affected by what you ate and how much exercise you had today, so it is not a good measure of the progress you are making over time. Your usual blood glucose testing meter, glucose monitor or blood glucose test strip only indicates your blood sugar level at the time of testing. An A1c test can actually show you how Lysulin is working for you over time. You won’t see the result in your daily glucose test.
Since A1c is a measure of how much glucose is attached to the protein in your bloodstream (otherwise known as ‘glycated’ protein), the A1c test helps determine if you are at risk of excess glucose binding to protein that could potentially harm your organs.
The American Diabetes Association says an A1c blood sugar test is important to diagnose prediabetes. If you are concerned about becoming diabetic, then you should test A1c monthly, as well.Buy Lysulin Now
Before you start taking Lysulin, determine your starting A1c blood sugar number to establish a baseline. You can do this either with a home test like the A1CNow Self Check Test Kit or at your doctor’s office. Your local pharmacy may also have in-store testing.
What’s great about the A1CNow kit is that it’s not only easy to use, but it also gives you 4 tests in each kit. This way you can see how well Lysulin is working to help maintain healthy A1c levels over the next three months.
After taking Lysulin daily for one month, measure your A1c blood sugar again either using the home test or at your doctor’s office. Many people see a difference in the first month.*
Continue to measure your progress by testing your A1c levels after two and three months.
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Always work with your diabetes healthcare provider to set individualized blood sugar test goals.**
Daily testing of blood sugar is needed to rule out very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or very high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Your diabetes healthcare provider can also order an A1c blood sugar test for you from a laboratory.
Talk with your diabetes healthcare provider to determine what blood sugar test numbers are right for you. As with any dietary supplement, consult with your diabetes healthcare provider before taking Lysulin.