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Become your own sugar detective

I shared with my Facebook community how one bowl of rice last night increase my blood glucose was 5.5 mmol/L this morning. It is too high. And a client come to me worried because her A1C is skyrocketing because she enjoyed too much a delicious drink during the holidays.

I wonder how many of us have a high level of glucose in the blood and we do not know.

Eating too much causes excess sugar to linger in the bloodstream. Even a small rise in blood sugar has been linked to premature death, accelerated aging, and chronic and degenerative health concerns. The key to optimal health is early detection of anything that can stop your progress for a healthy body.

Do you know 1/3 of America is prediabetic according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 90% do not even know it?1-3Blood sugar levels still within the accepted normal range by the doctors are now linked to epidemic levels of high risk of some chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, and cardiovascular risk in the population

Your job is to take good care of yourself because no one else will. One way that you can start is by monitoring your blood sugar and by doing so you are taking responsibility for your health, wellbeing, and longevity.,5,7

I have homework for you get yourself a glucometer Start by monitoring your fasting blood sugar levels in the morning, and make lifestyle and dietary adjustments until you see fasting morning blood sugar start falling into the 70-90mg/dL range or 3.9 – 5.0 mmol/L—no higher if you are not diabetic. Come back and share with us in the comment what you have discovered during your journey.

It might take time to be a blood sugar detective as it requires some extra work but be patient while you learn about which unique lifestyle factors can help to support healthy blood sugar levels—it’s well worth it!

Disclaimer: information is for educational purposes. Please contact your primary care professional for more help.

If you need some help, make an appointment with me, and let’s restore and take care of your body.

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