Skip to main content

2 TYPES OF DIABETES NUMBERS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!

Video Credit - Diabetes Download (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWJdSIiFxM4)

When it comes to managing your diabetes, you need to keep tabs on two types of numbers. In this video, Michael Stevens & Joy Pape, take us through FPG, PPG, and A1C—the numbers you need to know to keep track of your blood sugar.

Daily Numbers:  FPG or fasting plasma glucose or fasting blood sugar, which you track on a daily basis (usually measured first thing in the morning). Also, you need to measure your blood sugar level after having your meal and this is called PPG or postprandial glucose or postprandial sugar. 

Long-Term Number:  Hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c or A1c gives you a snapshot of your blood sugar over 2-3 months.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

HOW FOOD HABITS CAN HELP YOU PREDICT THE FUTURE?

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise and is fast becoming one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. 
With the rise in obesity, mostly this condition is seen in people over the age of 40. Having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 
So, how do you manage or prevent this condition effectively? 
Well, the answer is pretty simple. Eat wisely and live smartly. It all depends on what foods you choose to eat and how active you are. 
Combining the right type of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat together can have a dramatic impact on how diabetes affects your body – positive or negative. 

Most people rely on medications to control their blood sugar. Medications have proven to have little effect on improving diabetes but rather just mask the symptoms of diabetes. Medications simply don't address the root cause of diabetes plus you run the risk of harmful side effects as well. Whereas, food that you consume has the ability to treat diabetes at t…

WHY STRESS SHOULD BE ONE OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS?

Did you know that 85% of the stuff that we worry about never actually happens! Yet, most of us would have felt that we handled the outcome better than we thought we would even when they were a reality.

A study carried out by GfK suggested that money, self-pressure and lack of sleep are the three major triggers of stress in people’s daily lives across the globe. Out of 10 participants, 3 of them said that the amount of money they have to live on is their leading cause of stress. As people get older, health issues also develop into a major stress factor. Seventy percent of  adults felt that they experienced stress or anxiety every day.

With connected devices such as smartphones, we have become a distracted generation. We end up wasting hours checking irrelevant emails and intrusive social media accounts. Nowadays, employees are forced to check the emails even when they are away from work.  This ‘always-on’ culture is having a damaging effect on their health with many of them end up report…

GET YOUR FATS RIGHT!!

"The older you get, the tougher it is to lose fat, becaue by then your body and your fat are good friends." - anonymous 



There were times when people just ate food for everything was real, but today probably that may not be the case. We all tend to avoid fats; especially if you are someone on a diet. There is a general misconception that "fats are unhealthy” or "fats make you fat,” which is simply not the case.

As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as a fat free diet. It is the amount and type of fat that is important to our health.

Fats are great depot for storing energy!

Fats are great source of energy. They protect our internal organs. Make our food tasty. Majority of foods you eat contain some amount of fats and your body needs a certain amount of them for healthy functioning.

So, the real question is what is “Healthy and Unhealthy” when it comes to fats. There are many different types of polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Some fats are healthy…