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Went A1c Worry
What to do to reduce triglycerides? Mine was 220 after lunch. Should I worry? My A1c was 6.6, take 1000mg metformin a day & want to go down to 5.5.
Non diabetic...C-peptide 1.5ng/mg - A1c 5.2 - Neg. Insulin Antibody - Insulin level 4.3 uIU/ml - 87.16 Glucose. Do I need to worry or are they OK?
Labs look normal ask your doctor ordered them for specific advice and diagnosis
I am a diabetic whose last A1c was 6.9.I just bang my second toe, small cuticle bleed and because I am on plavix (clopidogrel) I am panicked. Should I worry?
Diabetes and feet: There is no way an online review can tell you what you need to know. Yes, your risk of bleeding and infection is higher than average due to the diabetes and plavix, (clopidogrel) but you need to now judge whether this is just a minor injury or something to see your doctor about right away. ...Read more
Should I worry? This is from last year. WBC 4.0 Neutrophils 29 Lymphocytes 65 Chloride 110 HGB A1C 6.1 LDL 136 Vit D 25 OH 21.3
Sugar: That means there is too much sugar in your system. It can represent early diabetes which implies that you have burnt out your Insulin receptors and the pancreas function is no longer optimal. It can also represent that you always have too much sugar in your diet. This should be a warning call to get to work limiting your carbohydrate intake to less than 25% of your calories and to begin to diet. ...Read more
Sort of: Neither 5.7 nor 5.4 is abnormal. The reason for the change is likely to be due red cell turn over. Did you have recent bleed? Was there any change in your hemoglobin level? ...Read more
Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c is a type of protein in your blood that is formed in the presence of sugar. Non-enzymatic glycation of the hemoglobin protien, thus higher sugar/glucose over time will cause higher level of hemoglobina1c. Docs order this test to assess the average/approximate level of sugar in blood over several months (3 or so), thus level of diabetes control.
Good luck. ...Read more
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 &
For a great overview see http://tinyurl. Com/od6dluj ...Read more
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
Elevated blood sugar: If your blood sugar remains elevated, you will see a rise in your hemoglobin a1c. This "smooths out" the up and down variations in your blood sugar level, and give an indication of the average over time of your blood sugar. So if it is elevated, that means you have diabetes. ...Read more
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
Need to repeat: If your fasting blood sugar was 117, you should repeat it making sure that you fast at least 8 hours before the test. A plasma glucose level of 117 suggests that you are pre-diabetic. Your A1c is in the normal range. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol. Practice safe sex. ...Read more