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A1c: Recommendations, Debates, And Questions

This is the first of a series of articles based on presentations at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions held 5–9 June 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A series of elegant investigations some 4 decades ago led to the realization that elevated levels of certain hemoglobin components are found in individuals with diabetes (1). The useful measurement of A1C became standard in assessment of glycemia (2). A1C, rather than direct measures of glycemia, is now used as the “goal” for diabetes treatment (3,4). Should A1C be used for diabetes diagnosis? At the 69th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), David Nathan (Boston, MA) discussed the role of A1C in the diagnosis of diabetes in nonpregnant subjects and explained the position advocated by an expert committee of ADA and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) that the diagnosis of diabetes may be conveniently based on A1C ≥6.5%, without the need to measure a plasma glucose concentration (5). All methods previously used for the diagnosis of diabetes, he noted, have relied on measuring blood glucose, whether in the fasting state or after a stress, as in the oral glucose to Continue reading >>

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  1. dunnh2o

    3 month doc checkup yesterday and just wanted to get people's opinion of what she told me: "Insulin increases craving for sugar and carbs". (This is after she told me to increase my before dinner to insulin, again....argh!). I have not found that being on insulin increases my craving for sugar and/or carbs....anyone else?

  2. tiktok2

    3 month doc checkup yesterday and just wanted to get people's opinion of what she told me: "Insulin increases craving for sugar and carbs". (This is after she told me to increase my before dinner to insulin, again....argh!). I have not found that being on insulin increases my craving for sugar and/or carbs....anyone else?
    My own increase in Insulin due to insulin resistance has definitely made me very Hangry and lots of cravings...if I eat too many carbs, then I really crave them, so the trick for me is to eat low carb and that helps curb the cravings and hangriness...yes, I mean hangry, not hungry.

  3. abill

    If you are a typical T2, you aren't a glutton and a sloth, it's chemical.
    It's a closed loop trap of insulin resistant, carb burning/fat storing. T2 are insulin resistant, we have more insulin than a normal person in our system. insulin is a fat storing hormone and we can't access our stored fat. so our cells are starving and we need to eat and this needs more insulin. This continues till our pancreas can't keep up, then we take more insulin by injection. We need it, because they tell us to eat 'healthy' high carbs. This needs more insulin that makes us more insulin resistant and we still can't access our fat because we are in storage mode, while still needing to eat more because our cells are telling us they are starving.
    Watch the last 20 minutes of this video. It will reduce the amount of insulin or you may not need it anymore.
    this is a 20g diet that was used
    more info on low carb
    what to expect the first week, besides being hungry for the first 2 days, then it stops
    This gives a simple overview to how it works for me. The more carbs I eat, the more carbs I want. They don’t give up easy and it’s biochemical
    more on the chemical by an endo, it gives the science to, we aren't gluttons and sloths

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