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Extend Nutrition Helps Lower A1C

High blood sugar can be dangerous.

High blood sugar slowly damages the cells in your body over time, leading to serious long term complications like retinopathy, kidney failure, loss of feeling in your extremities, and heart disease.

The worst part is most people don't notice the damaging effects until they become severe.

Many medical experts recommend that people with diabetes reach an A1C goal of 6.5% or less.

It has been shown that every 1% increase above 6% elevates the risk of diabetes complications. Unfortunately, many people have an A1C level above 6.5% and, as such, are at a greater risk of developing the diabetes-related complications.

Keeping blood sugar in the normal range is important to Lower A1C.

Adding Extend Nutrition snacks to your daily routine can help improve blood sugar levels.

Lower A1C = Lower Risk of Complications

Two major studies have been done on the benefits of intensive glucose control for people with diabetes.

  • Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
  • Epidemiology of Interventions and Complications Study (EDIC)

Both examine the benefits of "intensive glucose control": Self-monitoring of blood sugar, keeping blood sugar as close to "normal" (80-120 mg/dl) as possible, and choosing foods which are Low Glycemic.

According to DCCT, people with an A1C of 6% "have a 98.5% chance of being complication-free over a 15 year term".

"Intensive blood glucose control" reduces risk of:

• eye disease - 76% reduced risk
• kidney disease - 50% reduced risk
• nerve disease - 60% reduced risk
• any cardiovascular disease event - 42% reduced risk
• nonfatal heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes - 57% reduced risk

The best news is - even a small decrease in A1C can have a great impact on your health and Extend Nutrition is a great tool to lower A1C levels!

How do Extend Nutrition Protein Bars & Shakes help lower your AIC levels?

1. Extend Bars, and Shakes convert to blood sugar slowly for 6 to 9 hours, so they won't cause your blood sugar to spike to unhealthy levels.

2. Because of their slow conversion to blood sugar, they help protect you from hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood sugar) - a problem that the DCCT study showed often happens when a person is trying to achieve "intensive blood glucose control".

Extend Nutrition offers the best of both worlds! The unique formula won't spike blood sugar to problematic high levels or send you crashing to dangerously low levels.


How To Lower Your AIC?

By Choosing snacks that do not spike blood sugar is an important part of managing diabetes. As Dr. Kaufman says, “You must become your own pancreas.” She knows that no Doctor can completely navigate this disease for you. You must choose the right foods to help improve blood sugar control and Extend Nutrition makes that choice simple and delicious.

“If you want to overcome this condition, someone has to be in charge – and the best person is you.”

Eat 2-3 Extend Nutrition snacks daily to help lower A1C

This A1C Chart shows the relationship between an A1C score and avg daily blood sugar levels:

Average Daily Blood Sugar Corresponding A1C Level

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An A1C level of 6.5 or above may indicate diabetes and chronic high blood sugar.
An A1C level of 5.7 - 6.4 is called "pre-diabetic" or insulin resistance.

An A1C level of 5.7 or below is considered healthy or non-diabetic.

"I bought about 36 boxes which I share with my mother in-law that has Type2 diabetes.

Her A1C went from 9 to 7 and the only change she made in her diet was using Extend Bar at night vs. a traditional snack."

R. Nagy, St. Louis, MO


"Extend Bars have been a God-send to me as they have indeed helped me maintain a healthy blood sugar level throughout the day and not to have episodes of low blood sugar. My most recent A1C test proved I'm beating the odds! I have been given a second chance! Thanks for your products!"

L. Jackson, An Extend Nutrition Subscribe & Save Customer

"With so many products claiming to help with blood sugars this is the first that actually does. I use them before exercise and if I need a little boost to get me through the night. Morning blood sugars have remained consistent and my last A1C was a 6.5. Not bad for a 25 year Type 1 diabetic. Great product!"

N. Wils, Kingwood, TX