Many people do not know that they have an issue with blood sugar because they do not get testing regularly with blood work. If you are not old, then you should have normal blood sugar, right? Think again. Many couples have pre-diabetes and some undiagnosed diabetes that will affect their ability to conceive.
A fasting blood sugar is a snapshot in time but testing hemoglobin A1c when you do blood work looks at an average of the blood sugar over three months. A1C is a more accurate representation of your blood sugar over time.
Next time you see your doctor, make sure that you get your A1C assessed to rule out if you have high pre-diabetes (A1C = 5.7 to 6.4) or Diabetes (6.5 or greater). High blood sugar causes a myriad of symptoms including weight gain, inability to lose weight, fatigued, brain fog, chronic inflammation, free-radical damage to the cells of your body. Uncontrolled diabetes can have detrimental effect on your vision, nerves, kidneys, and heart. The first step is determining your average blood sugar.
Get your A1C checked today! See where you stand with your blood sugar.