5 Ways to Lower Your A1C Levels When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

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The complications from uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can be serious, but you may have more control over your blood sugar levels than you think.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017



5 Ways to Lower Your A1C Levels When You Have Type 2 Diabetes


The complications from uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can be serious, but you may have more control over your blood sugar levels than you think. In fact, for every 1 percent reduction in your A1C levels, your risk of related health issues like amputations, heart disease, and blindness drops by 40 percent. Here’s how to lower your A1C levels:



Take a walk after a meal When you walk after you eat, your muscles can use the carbohydrates from your food as energy; whereas if you sit on the couch, the extra sugar stays in your blood.



Wear sunscreen Getting a sunburn can trigger the release of cortisol and epinephrine, two stress hormones that can elevate your blood sugar levels.




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