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5 Ways to Lower Your A1C

July 6, 2017

From the everyday Health website

Hawaii has diabetes epidemic. One of the findings from a recent 16-year study is that Hawaii has the highest rate of diabetes in the country.

Approximately 154,365 people in Hawaii, or 13.1% of the adult population, have diabetes. Of these, an estimated 46,000 have diabetes but don’t know it, greatly increasing their health risk.

In addition, 442,000 people in Hawaii, 41.5% of the adult population, have pre-diabetes with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Every year an estimated 8,000 people in Hawaii are diagnosed with diabetes.

The A1C is a blood test that identifies diabetes and pre-diabetes. Additionally, doctors use the A1C test to see how well your diabetes management plan is working.

Here’s how to reach a healthy A1C number and avoid diabetes complications.

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