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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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1 year ago mi a1c was 5.9. Now it's 6.2. Should I worry? What am doing wrong? What should I eat?

1 year ago mi a1c was 5.9. Now it's 6.2. Should I worry? What am doing wrong? What should I eat?

Pre diabetic: An A1c of 6.2 suggests that you are pre-diabetic. If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low levels of HDL cholesterol ( ...Read more

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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.

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.

Diet, exercise: Normal triglycerides is 150 or less-not to worry because you can't get it down with exercise and diet-low in carb including alcohol and dairy products. These would lower your hba1c as well. Be sure to follow up with your doctor closely as instructed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Why worry?: Your physician will follow this annually or if you get sick. Your neutrophils are a bit low and if they get lower you might be in danger. Ask your physician what you might do about your vitamin D status. Of course you want good diabetes control. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My A1c went from 5.6 to 5.9?

My A1c went from 5.6 to 5.9?

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

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Would it be healthy that my A1c went from 5.7 to 5.4?

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

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What is A1c test?

What is A1c test?

Glycosylated protein: 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.
Consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my A1c high?

Why is my A1c 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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What is the A1C test?

What is the A1C test?

Blood sugar: This is a test primarily of your blood sugar. In particular a surrogate for your three month average. ...Read more

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Is an A1c of 5.8 bad?

Is an A1c of 5.8 bad?

Little high: Could suggest prediabetes if you don't have diabetes already, meaning you are at an increased risk for developing diabetes in the future. ...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 &
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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 do I reduce my A1C?

Manage blood glucose: Your physician will guide you here. Don't overlook the opportunity to stay aerobically fit as a key element in your glucose control. You have no ability to change your genetics, but you have complete power to manage your physical fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a A1c diagnosis?

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

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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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My a1c is 7.2 am I in danger?

Not immediately: You a1c indicates less than desirable control of your diabetes and it poses risk of damage to your blood vessels and resulting disease in kidneys, heart, eyes, legs and so on. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for better control of your diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do to get below A1c 6?

What to do to get below A1c 6?

Get A1C lower.: You can lower your A1C by keeping your blood sugar under good control via proper diet, regular exercise and medications when needed. If your finger sticks can remain in the 90-135 range in the long term, your A1C should drift down quite nicely. ...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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Anyone know what is a normal a1c?

Hemoglobin A1c: Normal for non diabetics ranges from 4-5.
Levels around 6 indicate an increased risk of diabetes. Levels around 7 are seen in diabetic patients. ...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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What does an a1c of 5.7 and a fasting of 117 mean?

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

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If A1c is 10.9 is this considered type 1 or typoe 2?

Could be either: A hb a1c level of 10.9 shows that there has been poor glucose (sugar) control in the last few months prior to the test. It could happen in both type 1 or type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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