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Basics of the Pancreas

2019-11-21T14:16:11+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes, Insulin, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

The pancreas is a 6-inch-long organ that sits behind the stomach and across the back of the abdomen. The pancreas gets its name from the Greek words pan ‘all’ and kreas ‘flesh’. This organ is a heterocrine gland and has roles in both the digestive system and the endocrine system.

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

2019-11-21T14:34:04+00:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes complications, Diabetes Management, Neuropathy|Tags: , , , |

Overview Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage that can occur as a result of having diabetes. Elevated blood sugar can injure nerves throughout your body, with it most commonly occurring in the legs and feet. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from mild tingling and numbness to intense pain and burning sensations. Complications from

Understanding A1C Testing Basics

2019-11-19T21:52:37+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes Management|Tags: , , , |

What is the A1C Test? The A1C test is a blood test used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. This is also the primary tool for diabetes management. A1C testing measures how much your hemoglobin is coated with sugar. Hemoglobin is the red protein found in the blood that