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How Can I Lower My Hemoglobin A1c Levels
Help? I have recently learned that my hemoglobin A1c level is at 7.7. What does this mean in terms of diabetes?
Diabetic measure.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hemoglobin A1c is a test used to measure the sugar content in your blood that has occurred over the last few months. By eating before a blood sugar test (usually done by finger prick) you can elevate the sugar levels in your blood, but this won't immediately change your hba1c. Hba1c comes from a build-up of "glycated hemoglobin" in the red blood cells over their life cycles, about 120 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High acidity: Ketone is acidic state means your body is braking down fat since it is not getting proper nutrients. To alter this increase vitamin d intake daily use aloe cleanse - 3 day inner fillet pure aloe drink 1 bottle per day for 3 days then 4 days off with b vitamins daily i liked activated b (isotonic) do this cycle for 3 months and repeat your testing should normalize. Check morning urine ph (nr6.8-7). ...Read more
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?
Average blood sugar: Hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the percentage of red blood cells permanently bound to glucose. Normally about 5% of our red cells are glycosolated. If you have greater than 6.5% you are diabetic. It is not affected by fasting, and since our rbc's live 90-120 days, it reflects an average over that time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hemoglobin A1C: This is a rough estimate of average blood sugar control over a three month period, more accurate than a single fasting blood glucose (sugar) level. In many tests, greater than 5.9 is considered abnormal, but you should discuss risk factors and prevention of diabetes with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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