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I. Have diabetes and got numbers checked and my A1c level was 9.0 what foods can I eat to help me lower this?

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 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


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What are some foods that will help raise HDL and lower A1C?

What are some foods that will help raise HDL and lower A1C?

Not the key: Despite all the "pop" advice you read online, food choice is far less help for this (and for most else) than simply getting yourself out for your favorite form of exercise and working a sweat for an hour a day or more. This would be a wonderful gift for yourself and those who love you. ...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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Not a diabetic but A1C was 5.8, how can I get that down? I am eating more healthier & omit refine sugars, but what foods & things can I do to lower it

5.8: If you are a patient with diabetes at 5.8 why are you trying to get that down?
You include a list of conditions and medications.
Given the above, you should see your Gynecologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Have any of you great dr.'s heard that protandim (suppl) can lower glucose or even a A1c levels? What's in it. Can I take nician with tricor (fenofibrate)?

Have any of you great dr.'s heard that protandim (suppl) can lower glucose or even a A1c levels? What's in it. Can I take nician with tricor (fenofibrate)?

Sarcastic?: So, you think we're "great doctors? " hmmm. Protandim is a mix of 5 herbal ingredients. There's a very nice monograph on wikipedia: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/protandim I can't comment on its safety and am certain, since it's not fda regulated, that there are no controlled trials. You can take Niacin with tricor (fenofibrate). Niacin can adversely affect glucose control/hgba1c. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I lower my a1c?

How do I lower my a1c?

Diet, exercise, supps: With effort can lower a lot!
1. Diet- low starch/low glycemic: http://www. Diabetes-book. Com/read-online-diabetes-solution/
Dr. Gabriel Cousens has found a raw vegan diet often normalizes HbA1c: http://tinyurl. Com/yzamemc
2. Exercise: regular walking. Biking, swimming etc.
3. Supplements: http://tinyurl. Com/qekmre3 &
http://tinyurl. Com/ppow4sk
For a great overview see http://tinyurl. Com/od6dluj ...Read more

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How do I lower my a1c?

How do I lower my a1c?

It Depends: The A1c is essentially a way to measure your average blood sugar (as if you are taking it all the time) for the past 2-3 mths. There are ways to convert it to a sugar estimate which may be better to understand. If the A1c is in the nl or high nl range, it is mostly about lifestyle with exercise & a diet low in simple carbs. Based on Fam & risks maybe meds. If high or shows DM same & prob meds. ...Read more

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How do I lower my A1c?

Diabetes control: If you have diabetes, the best ways to lower your A1C are to adhere to your diet (avoid simple sugars), keep your weight in normal range, enjoy regular exercise and take prescribed medication as directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to lower A1c quickly?

How to lower A1c quickly?

Can't.: Any adjustments in your diabetic regimen take at least three months to be reflected in the HgbA1C. Your fingerstick readings are more rapid evidence of your degree of glycemic control. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lower 5.8 a1c?

Yes: A1c of 5.8 is in the pre-diabetic range. You can lower it by reducing your carbohydrate intake and engaging in vigorous exercise for 30 minutes/day. It would particularly important to lose 5-10% of your weight. It would be prudent to consult an endocrinologist for proper management. See this site for info.
http://diabetes.webmd. Com/guide/glycated-hemoglobin-test-hba1c. ...Read more

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What could make my A1C levels slightly high?

What could make my A1C levels slightly high?

High A1C.: A high HgbA1C means your blood sugars are not under control in the long term if you have diabetes, or means you are at increased risk for developing diabetes if you don't have it currently. ...Read more

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How do I get my A1c lower in a couple months?

Rigorous glucose: Control. If you maintain your blood glucose levels below 150 or so, most of the time and fasting glucose below 100, A1c levels will come down. Be careful to not become hypoglycemic. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor and follow her/his advice. ...Read more

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How long does it take for you A1c level to go down?

3-4 mths: This test is measuring the amount of glucose bound to the red blood cell. Since the red blood cells live approximately 4 months repeating this test every 3-4 months is appropriate to monitor how well you are controlling your blood sugars. ...Read more

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How much of a reduction in A1C levels is considered good in 3 months of a diet change?

How much of a reduction in A1C levels is considered good in 3 months of a diet change?

The goal is to: Get to a level of 5.5 t0 6.0 %
Your doctor will help you through diet, exercise and medication. It has to be gradual and It may take more than 3 months but that is the goal. ...Read more

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My A1c is 6.5. How much lower should I aim at? At what A1c number should I feel good about my work?

My A1c is 6.5. How much lower should I aim at? At what A1c number should I feel good about my work?

6.5% or safe value: Studies looking at cardiovascular dz & mortality have shown that aiming for an A1c of 6 did not do better than aiming for 7. However, these studies focused on CV dz & death. They did not look well at other comps like retinopathy, nephropathy, foot ulcers or quality of life! comps can be seen in some people with A1c's as low as 6. 6.5% or as close to nl without low sugars is a great goal! Good job! ...Read more

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August a1c was 7. Have lost 20 lbs and dropped a1c to 6.4 All readings thru day normal. Only fbg remains challenge at 7ish. Will it lower with loss?

August a1c was 7. Have lost 20 lbs and dropped a1c to 6.4 All readings thru day normal. Only fbg remains challenge at 7ish. Will it lower with loss?

Probably: It's hard to say for sure without more info. The 20 lb wt loss & A1c of 6.4% are great! If you are still overweight losing more weight will likely help bring down the A1c & may start to lower the morning sugars, this can be hardest. It depends on how well your pancreas is working & your body uses insulin. Exercise (even gentle)will help you build muscle, use insulin easier, & control sugar better! ...Read more

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What does a high A1c level mean if you don't have diabeties?

What does a high A1c level mean if you don't have diabeties?

High A1C.: A high HgbA1C means your blood sugars are not under control in the long term if you have diabetes, or means you are at increased risk for developing diabetes if you don't have it currently. ...Read more

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If your A1c level is 6.7% what type of diabetes does that make you?

If your A1c level is 6.7% what type of diabetes does that make you?

Depends: Hbaic of 6.7% is mildly elevated duggesting diabetics. It can happen in all types of diabetics. Though based upon your age, obesity it is likely type 11. ...Read more

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I'm a type 2 diabetic and my A1c level came back at 5.7 is that good?

Very Good: Diabetics are considered controlled by the ada at 7% or below. I like to keep my patients at 6.5% or below. ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic taking metformin500mg without being tested she only checked my A1c levels and she said it looked ok so should I stop taken it if idk?

Need more info: If you were diagnosed as diabetic, you probably had a high hba1c at some time (>6.5%). Once on treatment with metformin, one would expect the numbers to improve. What did your doctor mean by ok for hba1c? Was it normal (. ...Read more

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What's a hemoglobin A1c level for?

What's a hemoglobin A1c level for?

Average glucose: The hba1c reflects that average blood glucose over the preceding three months. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c level is 8.4--is this safe?

Diabetes.: A HgbA1C of 8.4 suggests you have diabetes which is not well controlled, and therefore you are at risk for long-term diabetic complications. It needs to be lowered, ideally below 6.5% ...Read more