NEED TO KNOW HOW TO BRING MY A1C DOWN PLEASE HELP

cupcake0923
By cupcake0923 Latest Reply 2011-07-08 17:49:28 -0500
Started 2011-07-07 17:23:36 -0500

MY A1C IS HIGH AND NEED ADIVICE IN BRING IT DOWN LOW PLEASE HELP.


10 replies

veggie1962
veggie1962 2011-07-08 10:28:58 -0500 Report

Hi cupcake,

Do you have insurance? If so, it is likely that it covers diabetic education. A diabetes educator would love to have a patient sit down in front of them and ask, "I need advice on how to bring my A1C down!" That is what they are there for-to help you create a diet that is workable for you and helps manage your diabetes. You have received some good advice but the only thing I would like to add is that no one diet is right for everyone. If you can really stick to a very low carb diet, great. It will work. But don't feel bad if you can't do it, there are other diet plans that will also lower your A1C if you stick to them. A diabetes educator can help you figure out all of this. I wish you the best of luck and let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

outrigger1945
outrigger1945 2011-07-08 09:26:21 -0500 Report

My A1C is 6.6 at my highest. Dr. told me I am ok. Just had bloodtests done and was told my clucose is 180. You can not only go by the A1C test. I also told this Dr. my bloodsugar is high in the morning and his answer was your ok als long us your A1C is were it is. Have an other Dr. check me out and he found my panrease and liver enzymes high and is takin all kinds of test. Also want's to do an MRI of my abdomen.

digitaldoorbell
digitaldoorbell 2011-07-07 23:01:06 -0500 Report

Even if it is only 5 to 10 minutes a day to start, get some modest form of exercise. Despite the controversy, low carb helps a lot. Test at least in the a.m., p.m. and after meals.

Best of luck to you, my friend.

lmkilday
lmkilday 2011-07-07 20:17:10 -0500 Report

How high is your A1C? How often do you test your blood sugar? A high A1C is an indication that your blood sugar is running high. Maybe to take control, you need to keep a log with info on your blood sugar before eating and 2 hours after eating and also keep track of the amount of carbs you are eating. Snack on low carb foods. If your BS is running over 140 after meals, you have consumed too many calories for your activity level. Increase your activity level throughout the day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator at least once a day.

cupcake0923
cupcake0923 2011-07-07 22:33:26 -0500 Report

ITS HARD FOR ME TO TAKE THE STAIR CAUSE I GET OUT OF BREATHAND I WALK TO THEAPRY APPT INSTEAD OF TAKING TRANSPORTATION

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-07-07 20:13:35 -0500 Report

Howdy Maria! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

Since the A1c is an AVERAGE of your Blood Glucose ("BG") numbers over 90 days, there is no way to affect your A1c quickly except to do a very dangerous thing which I would NOT recommend: Keep your BG numbers below "normal" range deliberately. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO THIS!!!!! Instead I would caution you NOT to do this, even if you could! You could go too low and possibly slip into a diabetic coma which could be fatal!

The BEST way I have discovered to lower your a1c is eat extremely low carbohydrate foods and high protein foods consistently. That eating regimen along with excercise has dropped my A1c from 6.9 to 5.5 in a matter of months. I kept my daily BG readings close to "normal" using that regimen without mecdication for diabetes. Not everyone can do it without meds, but with your meds you may well be able to lower your A1c over time using this eating plan.

Blessings to you and yours

James

camerashy
camerashy 2011-07-07 17:30:14 -0500 Report

How high is your A1C? Mine is stuck around 7.4. My doctor said that excercise and diet control would get my glucose under control, which is what lowers your A1C.

cupcake0923
cupcake0923 2011-07-07 22:36:41 -0500 Report

WHO KNOW WHAT TO DO IN THOSE SITUATIONS

avg
avg 2011-07-08 17:49:28 -0500 Report

My A1C was 11.1 in october 2010, I am preparing for gastric bypass surgery soon. I started seeing a diabetes endocrinologist in Jan.2011. My last A1C lst month was 7.3. I have eliminated all bread, pasta, any starchy foods. I eat more fruits and vegetables every day. I enjoy having low fat yogurt and can even have 2 sugar free popsicles a day, but don't always have them. I eat fish, salads veggies, especially grilled, they are wonderful. my dietitian said that she heard if you eat 1 cup of veggies in the am before breakfast (raw or cooked) that it will help lower your blood sugars, which will in effect lower your A1C. I tried it but it was to weird for me to be eating vegetables in the am . My diabetes center does the A1c on a monthly schedule until you get it to a level that all parties are happy with. I am having mine repeated in 4 days and hope to be down near 7.0 this month. Good Luck to you, I personally know it can be a struggle, but it happens.