By textatoman@gmail.com Latest Reply 2011-06-24 18:09:37 -0500
Started 2011-06-24 17:11:55 -0500

What is a1c mine is 6.8 blood sugar is never over 120 what can I do to get my a1c down

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RAYT721 2011-06-24 18:09:37 -0500 Report

The a1c test is actually an average of blood sugars over a three month period. It's great that your testing results do not exceed 120 but that's not to say that your /dll readings are not subject to highs. It is impossible to test 24/7 and a lot of the people that I talk to are prone to high overnight/early morning sugar highs which will, of course, affect the averages. The American Diabetes Association believes that under 7.0 is reasonable for a diabetic so you're not out of control. Naturally we would all love to have as close to a "normal" non-diabetic a1c as possible but that doesn't mean it's going to happen. I'm not 100% sure of what a 6.8 relates to but I know it's over 150 on the average so you may wish to find out what foods/drinks are causing your highs. Perhaps eating more frequently will help you lower that a1c. Maybe a little more exercise will lower the average. It is difficult to tell without knowing you, your menu plan, your lifestyle, etc. I'm sure there are a lot of people here who would love to trade your 6.8 for theirs. I try to eat at least 5-6 meals and snacks daily to keep my blood sugars consistent. I also try to eat a little something in the evenings before bed. I'm not on oral or injection medication and that could affect your highs/lows in ways that I am unable to make suggestions for.

spitfirelady 2011-06-24 17:38:37 -0500 Report

Ok, I found the only way to lower is watch what you eat, and Exercise! Also, you may want to check your Blood sugar other times of day if you are only checking once…But, do believe that if you add 30 min. of exercise a day to your regime, you will see a difference in your A1C. Good luck!

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