Can You Control Type 2 Diabetes With Diet?

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Type 2 Diabetes

Print Diagnosis To diagnose type 2 diabetes, you'll be given a: Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. It measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells. The higher your blood sugar levels, the more hemoglobin you'll have with sugar attached. An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates you have diabetes. A result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes, which indicates a high risk of developing diabetes. Normal levels are below 5.7 percent. If the A1C test isn't available, or if you have certain conditions — such as if you're pregnant or have an uncommon form of hemoglobin (known as a hemoglobin variant) — that can make the A1C test inaccurate, your doctor may use the following tests to diagnose diabetes: Random blood sugar test. A blood sample will be taken at a random time. Blood sugar values are expressed in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L). Regardless of when you last ate, a random blood sugar level of 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) or higher suggests diabetes, esp Continue reading >>

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  1. thinketo

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a decent Keto Protein Powder? I would like to consume a pwo - post workout shake, mainly isolate fast absorbing protein. There are typically no fats in these. Something you mix with water and go.
    I notice some of the low carb options use sucralose - should I avoid?

    Thanks in advance for any all help!

  2. richard

    I have tested myself after eating pure sucralose and splenda (sucralose sprayed on dextrose). Pure sucralose caused no glucose spike, Splenda cause a mild one.

  3. Rosemarie

    I'm not sure it would be classified as keto but I use Isopure plain...whey isolate with zero carbs. It mixes easily and tastes great.

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