Understanding Blood Work: Insulin, Glucose & HbA1c

By May 30, 2022

Leanne Vogel

There’s a lot of misconception around insulin, glucose, HbA1c, and what these markers tell you about your metabolic, and overall health. The goal isn’t always, “the lower the better”. Grab your most-recent panel, and I’ll show you how to make sense of your blood work!

We’ve talk about a lot of awesome things in this blood work series:

Guide to blood lab work Guide to blood lab work

The best markers to look for in your blood work.

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Now, let’s talk about BLOOD SUGAR. You’ll find an audio message below with all the things, but I wanted to cover some key items before we get there:

First, you need to understand glycemic variability…

Do you see what I see? Glycemic variability causes “normal” HbA1c levels. That’s what you should take away from this. And, glycemic variability is not good. Basically, this means that your glucose level is highly erratic, not stable, yet your HbA1c is fine.

Listen in to the whole convo here:

We also cover a bit about globulin as an awesome marker for digestive health! Hope you enjoy it.


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Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)

a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.

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