The above infographic covered the basics about how blood sugar, glucose and insulin works… including how to prevent HYPO and HYPER Glycemia. But what most people don’t understand is that your blood sugar levels literally control how you LOOK and FEEL! Insulin controls aging… wrinkles, hair loss, forgetfulness, muscle loss and fat gain. Normal Blood Glucose Levels Chart Glucose levels also affect your emotions – anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue, hunger, etc. #glucoselevels #blood sugar
Blood glucose levels can rise well above normal for significant periods without producing any permanent effects or symptoms. However, chronic hyperglycemia at levels more than slightly above normal can produce a very wide variety of serious complications over a period of years, including kidney damage, neurological damage, cardiovascular damage, damage to the retina or damage to feet and legs. Diabetic neuropathy may be a result of long-term hyperglycemia.
A1C Chart - A1C Levels An A1C test indicates an average of the variations of your blood sugar or blood glucose levels over the past 2 to 3 months. Bayer's new A1CNow® SelfCheck system for at home diabetic A1C monitoring: a1cNow+ Value , estimated Average glucose (eAG): non-diabetic levels, monitor closely, elevated levels, in control, seriously elevated levels Chart of relation between A1C and blood-glucose: Optimal a1c level, good a1c level, nominal a1c level, slightly high a1c level, high…
The Truth about the Glycemic Load – Tells You How Much Carb (Sugar) Your Food Actually Contains (Whereas the Glycemic Index Only Measures the Effect of Glucose on Your Blood Sugar) The glycemic index on its own can be very helpful, but there were some people who felt that it had 1 serious limitation. While it measured how quickly the sugar of a particular food entered your bloodstream & spiked your glucose level, it didn’t take into account how much carb (sugar) was actually in that food.
"Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose so when carbohydrates are consumed, an increase in blood sugar levels occurs to a greater or lesser extent according to the carbohydrate. By reducing carbohydrate intake, you can help to reduce the rise in blood glucose levels after meals."