An area that I get a lot of questions about, and one that is becoming more and more prevalent with patients in the office, is blood sugar imbalance, including insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. Patients report fatigue, sluggishness, difficulty losing weight, and more. This trend is a growing problem, and it’s primarily due to a lack of lifestyle education and physical activity, as well as the consumption of nutrient-depleted and processed foods. Blood glucose, aka blood sugar, is sugar that exists in the bloodstream. When these numbers begin to rise, they will correspond with elevated fasting glucose levels and an increased A1C. Hemoglobin A1C is a great test that will indicate the average of your blood sugar over the last three months. Elevated blood sugar disrupts many aspects of our health. It increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, cognitive decline, and virtually every other chronic disease. As we roll into the holiday months where sugar is a haunting temptation everywhere, take a look at the included Blood Sugar handouts to see how to minimize spikes in blood glucose levels. This will help you feel your best!