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What to look at if A1c is in the normal range but the person eats massive amounts of candy daily? Glucose is normal too.

Consider running Fasting Insulin and C-Peptide and entering these results, along with Fasting Glucose, into the HOMA calculator. It will give you a sense of the level of insulin resistance this patient is under. We will be adding the HOMA calculator into the software. It’s an amazing tool to get to the root of your patient’s blood sugar dysregulation.

Regardless of how the lab tests come out, you must work with this patient to reduce their candy/sugar consumption. Their body will only be able to regulate for a short period of time before the metabolic time bomb goes off and they hurtle into the world of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and Type 2 diabetes. A hell we should help all our patients avoid!

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