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KEN SIKARIS f’ | Most heart attacks occur while PRE-DIABETIC HbA1c below 6.5%
presents episode 1085 | Dr Ken Sikaris
Low Carb Down Under podcast

Randomized, control trials in low carb for type 2 diabetes…
-TG lower; HDL rise; HbA1c lower
Better than high carb; low fat diet
Red color in blood is hemoglobin
-sugar sticks to red color
[that is HbA1c] -hemoglobin stays in
blood 3 month
-HbA1c is measure of
glucose for past 3 mo.

If you go on low carb eating, HbA1c won’t change for awhile…
-takes 3 months for change in levels to show
“My HbA1c was 5.4; fell to 5.2 after 3 months
but, after 1 year, it is now 4.8”
-ask HbA1c rises, so does
coronary heart disease
-Above 6.5%: diabetes
-increased risk of eye
and & kidney disease

Heart risk did not start when you hit 6.5%, but started
way back at 5.5…
-most people who have heart attacks are not diabetic,
they are prediabetic
-heart attack got them
before diabetes
HbA1c should be 4.5 – 5.5
-5.6 – 6.4 is on road
to diabetes
-6.5+ diabetes…but can be


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