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5 Steps to Lower HbA1c Fast!

insulin resistance prevent diabetes tips to lower hb1ac Oct 15, 2023

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Often we get questions from members and viewers about how to lower their hemoglobin A1c. Their doctor may have told them to eat less carbs or lose weight, but the advice is general and not very helpful.

This video gives you 5 specific things you can do, and explains why to do them, to lower your A1c. Plus you’ll hear from actual people who were able to lower theirs and prevent the need for diabetes medications.

An optimal A1c is 5.5% or less. The prediabetic range for A1c is 5.7% to 6.4%. The diabetic range is 6.5% or above.

Often your doctor won’t really address your blood glucose levels until they are in the diabetic range. But so much can be done to lower them before you need medications.

And so much can be done once you’re on medications to reduce your amount of get rid of them altogether.

As a disclaimer, the advice I’m going to give needs to put through your own common sense test.

If I say something and you think, “Whoa I could never do that,” then ask yourself what you could do to get just a little bit better in this area.

Ultimately, you’ve got to find a lifestyle that is sustainable that keeps insulin and inflammation low to lower and maintain a healthy A1c.


Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic introduction. 

[0:20] What is your hemoglobin A1c and how is it different than fasting blood sugar?

[0:35] Chart that shows estimated glucose levels from your A1c.

[0:47] Hemoglobin A1c cutoffs for optimal, normal, prediabetes, and diabetes. 

[2:31] How many carbs to eat to lower your HbA1c fast? 

[3:28] What kind of exercise to do to lower your HbA1c fast? 

[4:22] Calorie restriction vs intermittent fasting to lower HbA1c fast - which works better? 

[5:41] Should you take berberine to lower your HbA1c fast? 

[7:03] Could poor sleep be the reason your blood sugars are high?


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Resources From This Episode


>> Insulin Resistance Diet Starter Course

>> Join Zivli

>> Test Your Insulin at Home

>> Free Low Insulin Food Guide

>> Free Master Your Macros Training Videos

>> Source: Berberine in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systemic review and meta-analysis

>> Source: Meta-analysis of the effect and safety of berberine in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipemia and hypertension

>> Source: Comparative study of effect of short walk after meals to that of single daily half an hour walk in type 2 diabetes

>> Source: Effects of Sleep Disorders on Hemoglobin A1c Levels in Type 2 Diabetic Patients