American Diabetes Association Recommendations
The American Diabetes Association is commonly looked to for recommendations, advice and information about managing Diabetes.

This is an image they posted on Facebook discussing the goal of 7.0% or less hemoglobin A1c for those with type 2 diabetes.

The standard diagnostic criteria for prediabetes includes an A1c of 5.7-6.4%, a fasting glucose of 100-125mg/dL. The standard diagnostic criteria for type 2 diabetes includes an A1c of 6.5% or higher, and a fasting glucose of 126mg/dL or more on two consecutive tests.

So their goal for someone with diabetes…is still diabetes?!

Several studies have proven that damage begins occurring at an A1c of 5.6% of more.

Is that in line with your goals?

Do you want to settle for keeping your diagnosis?

Do you believe that’s the best you can do?

I don’t.

I have seen with my own eyes that people can reverse these diagnoses and no longer fit the criteria for type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

They have achieved ideal blood sugars, A1c, insulin and other markers of optimal metabolic health.

Not only did their lab values improve, but they also achieved weight loss, body composition changes, boosted energy, reduced pain and swelling, increased strength, better sleep, reduced or eliminated medications (including blood pressure, asthma, anti-depressants, and others), and improved brain function.

You don’t have to settle for your diagnosis. You don’t have to accept that being your future.

I can help.

Hemoglobin A1c is just one marker of diabetes/blood sugar management (and not even the best marker). In order to know how you’re doing, you’ll want to see a fasting glucose, fasting insulin, and hemoglobin A1c from the same blood draw (at a minimum).


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