When diagnosing diabetes, doctors will normally test your fasting blood sugar (or your blood sugar when you have not eaten anything in the previous 8 hours) and your A1C. Your A1C is an average of your blood sugar levels for the previous 3-4 months. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the A1C test.
According to Diabetes Health, hemoglobin is “a protein found in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body.” Why is it important to understand what hemoglobin does? Because A1C testing identifies the amount of hemoglobin modified by the addition of glucose. When glucose cannot enter the cell, it stays in the bloodstream and will attach to hemoglobin.
A normal A1C test will result in 4% to 6% of hemoglobin modified by glucose. Anything over this range may indicate that the patient has diabetes. Patients can suffer from an assortment of symptoms when they have an elevated A1C, including fatigue, thirst, increased urination, and higher rates of infections, among others. As the disease progresses it can lead to cardiovascular and kidney problems.
Yes! At Valhalla Wellness Centers, we use a combination approach of medicating our patients’ symptoms to give them immediate relief as we systematically find the source of our patient’s diabetes on a cellular level. If our patient is dedicated to the program of lifestyle changes, including dietary and exercise changes, and taking a specifically formulated regimen of herbs, vitamins, and minerals, their A1C will definitely come down over time.
Valhalla Wellness Centers’ approach to fundamentally fixing the causes of our patients’ Diabetes, has the added benefit of reversing other health problems related to diabetes. Our patients find that among other symptom relief they have:
"In my own clinical experience, I've seen it myself, where we were able to start with the patient where they had a confirmed high A1C through labs, where they are definitely diabetic. They have associated symptomatology, but after treating them over a period of time their numbers come down.
Do they come down with all patients?
They all come down but are they completely resolved and they're not diabetic?
No. Not in a hundred percent of cases.
But guess what?
All their symptoms tend to improve. They sleep better. They're able to walk on their feet again. And they have a lot more vitality. So, all individuals that go on our program, which is consistent, of lifestyle changes, dietary changes, being active on a daily basis, having enough sleep, and taking all the formulations that we give them - which are consistent of herbs, vitamins, and minerals - and taken at a therapeutic dosage, all individuals that go on this program have improvement in their lives."
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