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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.
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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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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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