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What can a diabetic with high A1c eat?

What can a diabetic with high A1c eat?

Anything : There's no food that's absolutely forbidden. But foods that are low in calories and high in fiber are better and can be eaten in larger volumes than foods that are high in carbs and calories. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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My A1c was 4.80 but my insulin levels were 35 which is high? Is this typical? Have strong fam history of diabetes.

My A1c was 4.80 but my insulin levels were 35 which is high? Is this typical? Have strong fam history of diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes: Is a disease of Insulin resistance, not insufficient Insulin production (as in type 1). Your body is producing more Insulin than it should because your brain is ordering your pancreas to make more in response to higher glucose levels, but since you're resistant to insulin, the Insulin builds up without having the ability to get glucose inside your cells. ...Read more

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I. Have diabetes and got numbers checked and my A1c level was 9.0 what foods can I eat to help me lower this?

I. Have diabetes and got numbers checked and my A1c level was 9.0 what foods can I eat to help me lower this?

A1c = 9: Intensive lifestyle modification, not just dietary changes, but also a regular exercise program are recommended. Since this will be a lifetime commitment for you, would recommend consultation with a registered nutritionist / diabetic educator. Many hospitals and local community programs make this available to patients at no charge or for a nominal fee. Cutting your portions to half is a start. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetes my A1c in april was 5.9 but my A1c in august was 7.2 and now my numbers in are high when i check it was 149 my numbers were good?

Type 2 diabetes my A1c in april was 5.9 but my A1c in august was 7.2 and now my numbers in  are high when i check it was 149  my numbers were good?

Diet,exercise,meds: Did you change your diet? Eat more? Eat sugars and starches? Gain weight? You may need your medicines adjusted. Set a goal for weight loss. Make a diet and exercise plan with your doc and stick to it. You can regain control and save your own life. Remember to get your eyes checked for diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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I am a type 2 diabetic last time i took my A1c it was at 5.3 but lately i've been feeling super tired after i eat is that normal? Should i get checked

I am a type 2 diabetic last time i took my A1c it was at 5.3 but lately i've been feeling super tired after i eat is that normal? Should i get checked

Normal response: Feeling tired after eating is a normal response. That is why some societies take a "siesta" after lunch. With a hemoglobin a1c of 5.3%, it is unlikely that your sugars are rising significantly after eating, but you could always check that. If you are on diabetic medication (other than metformin) that can cause hypoglycemia, your medication needs to be decreased as hba1c under 6% is too low. ...Read more

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