We are all concerned, understandably and rightfully so, about getting diabetes. Or outliving our wits and developing Alzheimer’s disease, which is now called Type-3 diabetes of the brain.
The present tests we have, when we go once a year for a physical to our doctors aren’t working. Otherwise we would not be seeing one out of 3 people born after the year 2000 getting diabetes.
We walk around with the worry in the back of our head. I have too. But the fasting blood sugar test, glucose, is not enough. It does not tell us how our body handles foods. It is the time, several hours after eating, that tells the blood sugar story.
Post-prandial means the time AFTER eating a meal. How our body deals with food, and how high our blood sugar levels or insulin levels, both which when too high damage tissues like eyes, kidney and brain, is the real issue.
The reason we do fasting glucose is that it’s more convenient. But, not very accurate. I have been running fasting glucose levels for years. I have run it along with a 3-month marker of long-term blood sugar called HA1C. I have been running both blood tests for 3 decades, long before it has now become trendy.
It is obvious that HA1C picks up a lot more blood sugar issues than fasting glucose. But by also running 6-hour glucose and insulin tests for years, it’s obvious that HA1C misses a lot of health issues, too.
But the 6-hr test is inconvenient as heck. You have to be at the lab for a whole day. Hardly anyone runs it. Hardly anyone likes to do it.
Now the new home test, with even the bottle of Glucola included, that tracks BOTH your postprandial blood sugar AND insulin has arrived.
A 4-hr home finger prick test, run by blood spot—now found to be more accurate by peer review studies than blood serum—shows your glucose and insulin levels over a 4-hr period.
Often insulin goes “wrong” before any other blood sugar issues shows up. Your fasting blood glucose can look totally okay. So may even your HA1C. But behind the scenes your insulin, which is the real AGING damager, especially to the brain, may be going south.
Most of the time, a one-time blood sugar fasting test does NOT inform you that you are pre-diabetic.
A HA1C even misses a lot of cases.
Don’t you want to know so you can do something about it? I do!
Most of my patients come in and say that their mom and aunt and grandparent had diabetes, ended up in dialysis, and they are terrified of getting the disease.
I can have this test shipped to your home! Easy to do. Incredible information to have to ward off diabetes and cognitive decline.
I can guide you to figure out which foods to eat and not to eat and what to take to fix this issue. And it is not just about avoiding “sugary” or “high-glycemic” foods; it is much more advanced than that. It even includes how well “genderized” your gut flora is. Wow!
Joseph Kraft, MD, a clinical pathologist at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago from 1972 to 1998, oversaw 14,384 oral glucose tolerance tests with insulin assays and studied the impact of insulin levels as a predictor of diabetes development. In his 1975 paper in Laboratory Medicine Dr. Kraft demonstrated that measuring the insulin response during a routine oral glucose tolerance test dramatically improves the test’s sensitivity for pre-diabetes. It identifies “insulin resistance” better than any other test.
Find out your risk.
Find out your level of “insulin resistance.”
Do something about protecting your eyes, kidneys, brain and health.
And, CANCER. A huge “cause” of cancer, or recurrence, is insulin resistance.
Take action now!
There you have it.
Dr. Lindsey Berkson