Drop your A1C

By mrd346 Latest Reply 2014-01-06 00:38:19 -0600
Started 2013-12-22 17:23:50 -0600

Someone had mentioned they dropped their A1C in 3 months. Wondering if anyone had any good ideas.

23 replies

danielle1987 2014-01-01 05:25:55 -0600 Report

I work on the mines FIFO and after having diabetics T1 for 16 years diagnosed at 10yrs old now 26.
I was finally not passing my medical a cos I was 9.4, after a full month of constant blood tests day by day for 1 month I have dropped to 8.2. I have had to be really careful and the way I got it down was eating healthy lots of water and my sugar level dropping low at least once a day :/ but I had no choice or I wouldn't find work again. Good luck.

Chopstix 2013-12-29 19:42:49 -0600 Report

Every one sounds good to go! Don't forget to reduce your red meat intake while increasing you green leafy veggie intake. Don't forget to stay hydrated. Dehydration causes the blood to become thicker. The blood being thicker will cause you to have higher blood sugar and blood pressure readings. Be safe, be careful and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Buddy Ro
Buddy Ro 2013-12-28 02:41:49 -0600 Report

I just red up on A1C and found: The A1C test result reflects your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Specifically, the A1C test measures what percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen — is coated with sugar (glycated). The higher your A1C level, the poorer your blood sugar control and the higher your risk of diabetes complications.

Buddy Ro
Buddy Ro 2013-12-28 02:27:10 -0600 Report

I do not know what A1C is since I just became a member. I am a Type 2 diabetic. I did loose 38 pounds in five months. I went from 230 pounds to 192 pounds.

bp3883 2013-12-27 10:54:27 -0600 Report

I dropped mine from 13 to 5.1 in 6 months! I'm a type 1 and was diagnosed when I found out it was 13 but I workout about an hour a day and limit my carbs to no more then 60 per meal.

mrd346 2013-12-26 09:19:59 -0600 Report

Wondering about my doctor? Where if everyone from? I'm in Los Angeles. Anyone from here and what group do you have?

mrd346 2013-12-26 09:17:27 -0600 Report

Thank you for the input. I'm type 1 and not over weight. I have 2 jobs and running around all the time but i will still try to fit in some work out. Thanks

Nels1950 2013-12-26 04:31:35 -0600 Report

Best way to drop your A1C is to exercise and limit your carbs. Exercise will help you drop weight and as you drop weight you should see your A1C number drop. Exercise isn't always easy to fit in with our busy schedules, but I always set aside 30 minutes minimum for a cardio workout. I found indoor biking a good workout. I use my old 10-speed (bought it way back in 1972) on a cycle trainer (Cycle-Ops, roughly $200) I invested in. The money spent was well worth it. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in June with an A1C of 7.8. By Dec. 17, I had dropped 30 pounds and my A1C to 6.6 through working out on my bike and limiting my carb intake to 210 carbs or less per day and my total calories to 2,000 or less daily. MyFitnessPal is a great app for tracking your carbs and calories and exercise.

dagger1234 2013-12-24 12:25:07 -0600 Report

I just had an appointment today. Really great news!! I might be able to get off some meds and insulin if I keep my weight and dieting well. Woot!

tabby9146 2013-12-24 10:33:03 -0600 Report

the only thing I know is to eat lots of fruits and veggies, not too much fruit of course, with the natural sugars, but exercise everyday, or even once in the morning and again in late afternoon or early evening. Try to stay away from processed foods as much as possible. A good diet and exercise is the only way really I think that is all a person can do. Mine stays at 5.3 - 5.5

mrd346 2013-12-23 23:03:09 -0600 Report

Thank you so much. I am not over weight but i need to change something. I really appreciate all the input. This site is pretty cool. Happy holidays everyone

denipink57 2013-12-23 21:42:32 -0600 Report

eat your greens. lots of every color of the rainbow veggies and lots of green veggies especially. eat low to medium sugar fruits and limit them if it spikes your bs. eat a balanced diet from all the food groups. eliminate processed foods, eat pink salt (very nutritious and good for you) and eliminate all sodas including diet. i drink only club soda with lemon. google foods that fight inflammation and eat those. this is what i do and i am happy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-23 09:29:54 -0600 Report

I got mine down in 3 months to 7.5 and another 3 to 6.5 where I am stuck. I did it by being diligent and exercising. It can be done if you work hard to do it.

sugarbaby07 2013-12-23 04:16:29 -0600 Report

I dropped my A1C in 3 months, I went from an 11 (diagnosed) to 5.4 . I followed a low carb diet , with very little sugary snacks and exercise about 30 minutes every day , I am trying to manage on diet and exercise.

GabbyPA 2013-12-22 19:08:17 -0600 Report

Generally, once you are diagnosed, you can drop your A1c levels. The lower you go, the harder it is to get it lower. I know I went from an 11 to a 7.4 in about 9 months. I got it down to 6.4 and am kind of stuck, but I keep working at my diet and trying to exercise more. Those are the things that help me most.