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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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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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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers