Blood Glucose and Insulin
HOMA-IR Calculator for Insulin Resistance
Estimate your Level of Insulin Resistance
Make sure you select the correct measurements.
For the USA, for example, the fasted glucose is normally given in mg/dL
The HOMA-IR calculation requires U.S. standard units. To convert from international S.I. units:
Glucose: mmol/L to mg/dL, multiply by (x) 18
Why the HbA1c is a
If you're looking for a better way to monitor your blood sugar and diabetes, you're in luck! In this video, we'll explain how hba1c (a measure of blood sugar control) is flawed and how the best measure of blood sugar control is blood glucose and insulin levels.
We'll also explain how a CGM (continuous glucose monitoring device) is great for monitoring your blood sugar levels, and how a finger stick is the optimal way to measure blood sugar levels. Don't let hba1c or glucose tolerance tests hold you back from reaching your health goals!
What is the most accurate method to measure your blood sugar levels?
It certainly is not the HbA1C because it does not measure your blood glucose levels directly. It is an estimated number based on a few assumptions and it's not even looking at blood glucose! It's looking at glucose bound to hemoglobin.
A number of conditions and situations will make the measurement off. If you're haemolytic or have an infection. Kidney disease, liver disease, pregnancy, and numerous other factors can affect your A1C measurements.
If your daily blood glucose is good
Fasting insulin is good
C-peptide is good
Then do you need to care about a1c?
The glucose tolerance test is flawed, when in nature would you consume 15 teaspoons of sugar? If you "fail" the test, what does it show? That your body does not want so much sugar in one hit. You're never going to consume pure glucose in your diet.
8 hours fasted blood sugar readings USA / UK. This is the mainstream stratification
Normal range 70 / 3.9 to 90 / 5.0
Pre-diabetic 101 / 5.6 to 125 / 6.9
Diabetic is over 126 / 7.0
160 = 8.9
190 = 10.6
200 = 11.1
Blood Glucose & Insulin
People might be thinking because their blood glucose readings look good that everything is hunky dory. Sadly behind the scenes insulin might be raising to keep the blood glucose down.
This video briefly explains why blood glucose readings are not to taken in isolation.
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