Hemoglobin A1c measures the average amount of blood sugar (glucose) level for the past two to three months. The blood level of glucose is tightly controlled by hormones, especially insulin produced by the pancreas. Consistently, high blood glucose is typically observed in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. In people with diabetes, insulin is either less effective or not produced in sufficient quantity thus making it harder to manage the amount of sugar passing through the blood.
How to IMPROVE
Slow down at meal time. Eating slowly gives you more time to savor your food and can prevent over-eating.
Burn up that glucose with exercise. Work with your doctor to plan a safe, effective exercise program for you.
Eat at least three meals daily at consistent times. Remember, food is your body's fuel source--like gas in a car.