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Hemoglobin A1c and Your Brain Shrinkage – Diabetes Connection

Hemoglobin A1c and Your Brain Shrinkage – Diabetes Connection

Hemoglobin A1c is a marker in your blood stream used to detect blood sugar health or disease. You may know of it in connection with diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes or other blood sugar diseases and imbalances. A low A1c is healthy; too high, and it tells us that your blood sugar has been too high for too long. This means there is high potential for malfunction of many parts of your body.  And as you know, that’s NOT GOOD.

Hemoglobin A1c

Dr. Jay Speaking on News about Brain Health and Diabetes

When blood sugar is too high, indicated by a high hemoglobin A1c, many other proteins traveling in your blood stream can get coated with sugar. In technical terms this is called glycation. These “sticky” proteins then cause problems. Kinda like dirt in the oil of your car engine, or mud mixed with the grease on your bicycle chain. The parts of your body that should work for a long time wear out more quickly.

The parts of your body that are harmed by high sugar includes your brain cells. This is what I have called “crusty brain syndrome” in my tv appearances regarding how to prevent Alzheimer’s.   This is why I have emphasized the need to address your blood sugar and diabetes early on.

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Hemoglobin A1c and Your Brain Shrinkage – Diabetes Connection

Kaiser Foundation Research Center found that the higher the sugar levels in the body the smaller the brain becomes.

Now there is another landmark study published in the journal Neurology. The researchers documented that elevated hemoglobin A1C is associated with changes in brain size.  This is what I have been preaching to my patients for decades.

The Neurology study showed researchers looking at MRIs to determine which lab test correlated best with brain atrophy and found that the hemoglobin A1C demonstrated the most powerful relationship.

They commented, “when comparing the degree of brain tissue loss in those individuals with the lowest hemoglobin A1C (4.4 to 5.2) to those having the highest hemoglobin A1C (5.9 to 9.0), the brain loss in those individuals with the highest hemoglobin A1C was almost doubled during a six-year period.

So, once again, we see that blood sugar has important implications for your brain health. Anyone who has been around a diabetic whose blood sugar levels are not controlled knows what I mean. Often they are mentally “out of it.” The excess sugarized-proteins damage brain cells and cause massive inflammation. This inflammation damages the retinas of the eyes, Hemoglobin A1Ccausing blindness. The inflammation damages the kidneys, causing renal failure and the need for dialysis.

Is Your Brain Shrinking? Time to seriously think about brain health and blood sugar balance. If your A1C is high it is time to give us a call and set up an appointment to see how to turn that around naturally. +1-510-849-1176

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C. Enzinger, et al., “Risk Factors for Progression of Brain Atrophy in Aging: Six-year Follow-up of Normal Subjects,” Neurology 64, no. 10 (May 24, 2005): 1704-11.The Journal

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

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