Diabetes Test Giving FALSE Results? (SHOCKING!)
When you get screened for type 2 diabetes, and you get the all-clear, you might assume you don’t have diabetes.
But you could be in for a big surprise.
And not a good one.
Because according to a recent study, one of the most popular diagnostic tests for type 2 diabetes is completely unreliable.
And that means you could be diabetic and not even know it.
There’s a lot of unnecessary testing in the mainstream medical community. But diabetes tests aren’t one of them.
If my patients have any of the risk factors for diabetes (being obese, having a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.), then I absolutely recommend getting screened for diabetes.
Because if you’ve got type 2 diabetes… and you’re not doing anything to help control your blood sugar levels… you’re literally a walking time bomb.
Every hour of every day those high blood sugar levels are declaring all-out war on the organs and tissues throughout your body, increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, nerve problems, and more.
But here’s the scary part.
If you’ve been given the diabetes all-clear based on the results of one of the most popular diabetes tests out there… you could be in for a big surprise.
The results of a recent study have found that the hemoglobin A1C test is completely unreliable.
The study included 9,000 people without diabetes. They were all given multiple diabetes tests, including A1C and an oral glucose tolerance test.
It turns out that the A1C test missed the diabetes diagnosis 73% of the time.
The debate about the accuracy of this test has been raging for years.
The problem with the test is that it provides an average blood sugar level over a two- to three-month period, which doesn’t account for dangerous blood sugar spikes that can happen throughout the day—every day.
The best test I recommend is the one-hour glucose test. It’s even better than the two-hour test in terms of predicting diabetes, heart disease, and even early death.
A postprandial (after-meal) blood glucose analysis can be done at your doctor’s office or with a home glucometer.
Your blood glucose level should be below 155mg/dL one hour after a meal, or below 140mg/dLi f the measurement is done after two hours.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
If you’ve been searching for the Fountain of Youth, look no further. Scientists have identified a drink that can reduce the risk of conditions like… Parkinson’s disease Heart disease Certain types of cancer Type 2 diabetes And more… And now, a recent study has shown that having a cup of this health elixir on a...
If you’re not paying attention to your blood pressure, it’s time to get on the ball. Hypertension is the number one risk factor for heart disease, which is the number one killer in the U.S. This fact always frustrates me, because your blood pressure is something completely within your control. Not only is hypertension preventable…...
COVID-19 is trying hard to be in our rearview mirrors. Still, regardless of COVID-19’s current status, you should still be taking active steps to strengthen your immune system. Doing so will help ensure that you prevent any kind of infection—from the common cold to COVID and everything in between. Here are five all-start supplements for...
If you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, chances are good that your doctor is on your case about what you’re eating. That’s a good start. Diet does play a major role in the management of the condition. But it’s not the only factor—not by a long shot. In fact, there’s one change you can...
There are some things that are obviously bad for you. Smoking, donuts, and sitting too much come to mind. But others slip under the radar, impacting the health and wellbeing of most people in ways you don’t even realize. One thing in particular can do more than cause major issues like heart disease, diabetes, and...
They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Sleep is one of those things. If you’ve found yourself struggling to fall asleep, if you lie awake watching the minutes and hours tick by, or if you’re starting your day at 3:00a.m. (because you KNOW you’re not going to go back to sleep)…...
Isn’t it nice to know that any time you have a UTI, a sinus infection, or strep throat, you can get a prescription for an antibiotic and start feeling better in days? And typically, the infection itself can be completely knocked out in two weeks or less. It’s the miracle of modern medicine. Now, imagine...
You probably already know that exercise is good for you. But how much is enough to boost your heart health? And even better question: how much is enough to help you live longer? A recent study asked that question about seniors, and the answer might surprise you. Researchers tracked 2,800 men from 65 or older...
It’s June, which means it’s prime season for one of my favorite fruits: blueberries. If you’ve never gone blueberry picking—or at least eaten freshly picked blueberries from a local farm—you’re missing out. The burst of flavor you get with every bite makes the typical supermarket varieties taste like flavored water. But more than bursting with...
Alzheimer’s remains a mystery to the medical community. They know characteristics of the disease process—like the telltale beta-amyloid plaques that build up in the brain—but the underlying cause has remained elusive. However, many researchers believe they are finally zeroing on the secret to stopping Alzheimer’s disease. And strangely, the answer isn’t in your brain… it’s...