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Is it possible to lower my hemoglobin A1c in a week?

Is it possible to lower my hemoglobin A1c in a week?

No: It measures the average glucose over several weeks (more than 4) by the sugar pattern on the HGB molecule. You can not shift that in short order. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How can I lower my hemoglobin A1c levels?

How can I lower my hemoglobin A1c levels?

Improve blood sugar: The way to improve your hga1c is to improve your average blood sugar. Work to keep your fasting blood sugars near normal and watch your diet carefully so that the rise in blood sugar after a meal is not too high. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin A1c and how to lower the marker?

What is hemoglobin A1c and how to lower the marker?

Diabetes: It is a marker for persistent elevated blood sugar. You nee dot see your primary care and be tested for diabetes. Diet, exercise, weight loss and if needed medications can lower HGB a1c. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower the hemoglobin A1c factor in type 2 diabetics?

Diabetes: As a diabetic, your a1c reflects the control of your sugar levels over the long term. Weight management, low carb diet, regular aerobic exercise are all lifestyle issues which help control sugar. Medications to control your diabetes will also assist in reaching the ideal a1c. ...Read more

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If you have cad, do you need statin if lipid is very well controlled with diet and exercise. My tc 93 tg 96 LDL 42 HDL 41& hemoglobin A1c 4.6. ?

Good question: Answers to these questions come from large population studies. Several have shown benefit from statins when there is known CAD even with "normal" cholesterol. The assumption is that even with normal chol level, there is something wrong with the composition, or else it wouldn't deposit in the arteries. There is no way to study an individual, only large populations. May consider low dose. ...Read more

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Is hemoglobin A1c of 5.5 of concern? Doc says I should be between 4.0-4.9. I eat healthy(no refined sugar/carbs) heard cinnamon can lower it?

Is hemoglobin A1c of 5.5 of concern? Doc says I should be between 4.0-4.9. I eat healthy(no refined sugar/carbs) heard cinnamon can lower it?

Best idea : Forget cinnamon and any other magic food. Eat sensibly. Your health will be greatly improved by getting back to some intense physical conditioning like when you were a teen. Go for it. ...Read more

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Do you fast for a hemoglobin A1c test?

Do you fast for a hemoglobin A1c test?

Short answer: The test measures indirectly measures glucose control over the preceding 6-8 weeks. It does not measure sugar directly; therefore i would believe it not to be necessary to fast prior to the test. However, the best way to answer this question is to call the lab where you go to have the blood drawn and ask them directly whether you need to fast for the test. ...Read more

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What can cause a high hemoglobin A1c test?

Poor sugar control: Hemoglobin A1c measures average blood sugar over approximately the past 3 months. It is the measure of how much hemoglobin is attached to sugar molecules in the blood. Sugar in your blood binds to the hemoglobin of the red blood cell and stays there throughout the cell's lifetime (120 days). At high levels of blood sugar, more reacts w/ the hemoglobin, causing an elevated hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more

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Do you have to fast for hemoglobin A1c test?

Do you have to fast for hemoglobin A1c test?

No: For hba1c alone, no fasting is required, but it is often done with other tests, like cholesterol or blood sugar, for which fasting is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more