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How Bad Is It To Have An A1 C Of 17
My daughter alc was 6.7 she is a type one diabetic is that good r bad to have an A1c level of 6.7?
It depends: A hba1c tells the average blood sugar over a few month period of time. Generally, a 6.7% is excellent in a patient with type 1 diabetes as long as it is the result of consistent blood sugar control. Someone whose glucoses fluctuate from very low to very high on a regular basis may also attain a lower hba1c value. The key to interpret the hba1c is in evaluating day to day control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any issue if my A1C test registered at 4.5? I see the range starts at 4.8, and didn't know if a lower level than that is bad.
It's fine: You're good. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more
200 grams of sugar in one day four times a month. Is this bad? My A1C was 5.6 two years ago as well as glucose 83. Should I be worried?
IT'S OK BUT: It's not bad; it should be between 6 and 7 for diabetics. The lower the better! As you may know, this test measures your average sugar over 2-3 months. As a GENERAL rule, an A1C of 5=100, 6=130, 7=160 and so on. Add 30 as you go from 5 to 6 to 7... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prediabetes.: an A1C of 5.8% is prediabetic but not high in the range. Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 4.3 a bad A1c number. My dr wasn't concerned. No history of diabetes in my family but iam obese. I've recently lost 20lbs.
UnlikelyValue, Check: Optimal for health is HbA1c <5.0%; have never seen 4.3% even in slender young very athletic women, unlikely valid. Recheck & even more important, optimize NMR lipoproteins. Go Hi-Fat+Veggies/ModProt/LowCarb & study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Mary Enig, DietDoctor.com, NUSI.org, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, FatChance.html, Science for Smart People, The Men Who Made Us Fat, Ancestral Health, etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 5.7 a bad A1c level? My dr didnt seem concerned. No history of diabetes in my family, but I am obese. I have recently lost 20 lbs
Not bad,,,: This level is within a normal range which is generally around 4.0 - 5.9. The weight loss is a great step and it should be continued. You're relatively young, so it's good to get serious about this now, especially if you're overweight, as this is a risk factor for diabetes. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has a really bad problem with bad breath. I believe it is the result of her diebetes what can she do for it? Glucose - high 200s. A1c 11.5
Diabetes and teeth: Your wife is at high risk of diabetes complications. She needs to be in better control of her disease. Her primary care and a diabetes counselor can help her get in better control. Oral health, particularly periodontal disease is intimately related to diabetes. So encourage her to see her dentist regularly and have her teeth cleaned every 3 months as recommended by her dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello docs...My dad is 60 years old he has 238 cholesterol, serum and l.D.L chlsterol 165 &hemo A1c is 11.5.I know these are bad but what should he do?
Cholesterol: He may have a problem with his diet; he should avoid red meat, cheeses, eggs, shrimps, do some excecise if he can tolorate it, eat more vegatables; as for his a1c, he should avoid soft drinks, avoid too much starch, do not use regular sugar, and take his medication as prescribed by his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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