What is the most accurate info concerning a healthy a1c for PWD? What is a realistic goal for PWD to actually aim for?
I often come accross controversial info from members, professionals, and even experts from the Joslin Center for Diabetes here on DC. Some say an a1c below 7 is a good goal and will cut the odds of complications substantially. others say 6.5, and still others say 6.0 or lower is the way to go. Some say get your a1c as low as you can.
I personally have had discussions with a few dieticians, the experts on this site (Ask An Expert) and a few members here on DC. Most professionals that I have talked with seem to feel that in many situations, it would be highly unlikely for a PWD to get the proper nutrition and achieve an a1c equivalent of a person without diabetes or even below 6.0. These are specifically doctors and professionals that practice conventional medicine and its guidelines. Are they wrong???
I would like to discuss the various opinions here in an attempt to gain a better understanding, hopefully for all interested parties. I think a good open, friendly discussion with opinions and sources to back up those opinions would be extremely helpful for all of us. What is your say!!!
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