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A1c Diabetes Diagnosis
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Less than 6.0: This is a test of the chronic level of blood sugar and is useful to monitor the effectiveness of diabetic treatment. You should, if you are a diabetic, endea vor to get this below 7.0 and even lower if possible. The higher numbers show an increased risk of rather bad complications of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I. Have diabetes and got numbers checked and my A1c level was 9.0 what foods can I eat to help me lower this?
A1c = 9: Intensive lifestyle modification, not just dietary changes, but also a regular exercise program are recommended. Since this will be a lifetime commitment for you, would recommend consultation with a registered nutritionist / diabetic educator. Many hospitals and local community programs make this available to patients at no charge or for a nominal fee. Cutting your portions to half is a start. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My A1c test was 5.9 if i continue to eat as i please is there a good chance i won't get diabetes? I am 52 years old. If not how long b4 i get it?
Will I be on diabetes med forever? My recent A1c is 6.5. Any advise to help me get off med is appreciated.
Lifestyle: Assuming you are asking about type 2 diabetes, anything you can do to reduce your Insulin requirement may allow you to make enough Insulin without the help of meds. Changes might include: eating fewer carbs, eating less overall to lose wt, exercising more to lose wt, and building muscle to increase Insulin sensitivity. Good luck! note: if you have type 1 dm, only Insulin will treat it. ...Read more
My A1c was 4.80 but my insulin levels were 35 which is high? Is this typical? Have strong fam history of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes: Is a disease of Insulin resistance, not insufficient Insulin production (as in type 1). Your body is producing more Insulin than it should because your brain is ordering your pancreas to make more in response to higher glucose levels, but since you're resistant to insulin, the Insulin builds up without having the ability to get glucose inside your cells. ...Read more
Both: The a1c is what i call the three month average of blood sugar. The dream is to keep an a1c below 7 -what i call an a+ in blood sugar management. Is 7.3 bad? Well, it is not that perfect a+ we mentioned but in some people, particularly older adults, a perfect score can cause more harm than good. In a 37 year old 7.3 is pretty good and it won't take much change to get you below the 7 next time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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