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There are many variables to managing your blood glucose, some of which are often beyond your control. Lowering your A1C does not have to be one of those uncontrollable variables. Here are some tips to help you get your numbers into a better range.

Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 01/14


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by Nicole Purcell
Isn't life all just a bit of give and take? We give things to get others, we take things to give ourselves things or to give others things (ala Robin Hood?). I think this is particularly true with diabetes. For example, at a wedding held later in the night, I might take a piece of cake to give myself either two hours of dancing OR maybe give myself a sleepless rest of the evening because of skyrocketing bloodsugar. I give myself a...