Why is A1C Level Critical?The A1C is a measure of your “glycated hemoglobin.”
Don’t let the scientific mumbo-jumbo stop you from
reading this. And don’t let it make you think this
is a chemistry lesson.Glycated hemoglobin is simply a measure of a persons average
blood sugar, over time. Think of the A1C as a sugar timeline.
The lower the A1C, the lower the sugar over time.And that’s important because if you have high levels of sugar
over time, it begins attaching to hemoglobin. And when it does,
it’s called glycated.It’s critical to understand because when sugar starts connecting to your
insides, it begins to tear it down.For example, hemoglobin that is free of sugar is very good at distributing
oxygen throughout the body. But when sugar attaches, oxygen is
displaced and your body begin to erode from the inside out.
Worse, when hemoglobin is strapped with a sugar molecule, it becomes
a thorny fireball that scars your arteries as it travels through them. That
scarring causes inflammation, clotting and all sorts of damage to
the inner layer – known technically as the endothelium.
The key to getting the A1C down and stopping the ‘glycation’ is to
force your body to utilize sugar more rapidly. That means, converting it
If you’re overweight, pre-diabetic, or full-fledged diabetic, then your sugar
is just floating in the blood, wreaking havoc. It isn’t being converted