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What is the best way to lower the hemoglobin A1c factor in type 2 diabetics?

Diabetes: As a diabetic, your a1c reflects the control of your sugar levels over the long term. Weight management, low carb diet, regular aerobic exercise are all lifestyle issues which help control sugar. Medications to control your diabetes will also assist in reaching the ideal a1c. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Why do type 1 diabetic patients have to increase their hemoglobin a1c?

Why do type 1 diabetic patients have to increase their hemoglobin a1c?

A1c a control marker: A1c is a long term marker for glucose levels in the body. It will go up to higher levels when the blood sugar levels are above recomended levels and declines when you keep your sugars in a healthy range. Since the sugar level can go up or down dramaticly over less than hour, A1c is a better overall gage of long term control than your test diary (& you can't fudge the value). ...Read more

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Is a hemoglobin A1c test a conclusive test for diabetes?

Is a hemoglobin A1c test a conclusive test for diabetes?

If elevated, >6.5...: It equals diabetes but people can have nml (up to 5.6), or prediabetic range hga1c (5.7-6.4) and still have diabetes by blood sugar criteria; fasting 126 or >; 2 hour after eating =/>200. ...Read more

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Could eating more carbohydrates increase a hemoglobin A1c test in a non-diabetic?

Probably not...: Your body has an incredible ability to regulate blood sugar levels and when this ability is intact, excess carbs will be converted and stored as fat, thus should not raise your a1c. Once the ability is diseased, the excess carbs/sugar stay as sugar, thus higher blood sugar in diabetic, and will raise your a1c over time. Moderation is key. Live a well-balance life. Live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin A1c was 11.1 on 2/07. Can that be lowered by losing weight and changing my eating habits? Can you get rid of diabetes?

My hemoglobin A1c was 11.1 on 2/07. Can that be lowered by losing weight and changing my eating habits? Can you get rid of diabetes?

Hb of 11.1: A hb a1c means you have a mean glucose of 272. That means it is much higher after meals. I am all for weight loss and exercise. I am also of the opinion that you need to see a endocrinologist and start some medication to get your hb a1c < 7. That should be your first priority. You probably cannot get rid of your diabetes. ...Read more

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My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

My fasting blood sugar is 93 & 2hrs.p.p is 94 & hemoglobin A1c is 5.6 . Do I have diabetes?

No: If fasting for at least 8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours after eating= 200 and greater is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. then see MD if any of above apply ...Read more

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If my hemoglobin A1c = 5.7%, am I diabetic?

Probably not: This is below the threshold of diabetes, but it is only one test for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

Diabetes and hemoglobin a1c: what is the relation?

Diabetic measure.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read more

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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