lowering a1c

AshlynnShaye
By AshlynnShaye Latest Reply 2015-09-03 13:33:01 -0500
Started 2014-06-21 11:53:40 -0500

Hey everyone! I need some help. Does anyone have any alternative ways to lower there a1c faster. I know control over blood sugars is number 1 but is there anything else I can do ?


10 replies

Yerachmiel
Yerachmiel 2015-09-03 13:33:01 -0500 Report

No easy way but it's not hard either. Pump, CGMS are you're best bet.

I'm in this "game" for 53 years (54 in 1st week Nov.). You CAN do it and you CAN do it well!

send message if want to discuss individual machines and/or contacts

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-23 11:16:44 -0500 Report

I learned to manage my diabetes which in turned lowered my A1C it is still hovering at 6.5 as of last week. There are all kinds of scams on the market that claim you can lower your Blood Glucose but since they are scams, I would not try them.

The only way to best lower your A1C is diet, exercise and counting every carb you put into your mouth. Talking to a registered dietitian is the best thing you can do.

What one person is doing might not work for you and at the end of the day you will be running around trying everything and nothing works. Take a diabetes education class and learn diabetes management.

It can take weeks or months to lower your A1C it is not going to happen over night or in a few days.

dtutt
dtutt 2014-06-23 10:52:28 -0500 Report

Some interesting posts here. I have had high a1c for as long as I can remember predominantly due to extended periods of days and sometimes weeks at a time where no matter how much insulin I injected it didn't do anything. I've had my diabetes for 34 years but have only recently discovered a method to control how my insulin engages with my body. My solution is to take vitamin E but I wouldn't want to suggest anyone else try it. Its taken me 5 years of experimentation to find what works in my case. I still haven't had a new a1c test as I am hoping that my next one will be better than the 9+ it has been for the past 20 years. I would hate to think that what I am doing is still not working! If anyone has a solution then I too would welcome it. I cannot spend my days on low sugars where no amount of sugar brings my level up or for that matter highs any longer. I still need to be reactive to what my work requires be it physical, mental or a combination of the two and struggling with diabetes too is just so frustrating!

dtutt
dtutt 2014-06-23 10:52:19 -0500 Report

Some interesting posts here. I have had high a1c for as long as I can remember predominantly due to extended periods of days and sometimes weeks at a time where no matter how much insulin I injected it didn't do anything. I've had my diabetes for 34 years but have only recently discovered a method to control how my insulin engages with my body. My solution is to take vitamin E but I wouldn't want to suggest anyone else try it. Its taken me 5 years of experimentation to find what works in my case. I still haven't had a new a1c test as I am hoping that my next one will be better than the 9+ it has been for the past 20 years. I would hate to think that what I am doing is still not working! If anyone has a solution then I too would welcome it. I cannot spend my days on low sugars where no amount of sugar brings my level up or for that matter highs any longer. I still need to be reactive to what my work requires be it physical, mental or a combination of the two and struggling with diabetes too is just so frustrating!

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-06-22 17:15:06 -0500 Report

Are you counting your carbs? Limiting the carbohydrates I eat and dosing for all of the carbs I eat is the key for my maintaining control. My last A1c was 6.8 and I'm trying to improve on that. I'm a 5'3" female, weigh 120 lbs and am moderately active but considerably older than you. I was diagnosed at age 27 and am now nearly 65. My advice would to be aware of all of the carbs you eat and, if you need to lower your A1c, lower the carbs you allow yourself. I try to eat no more than 120 grams per day. It's what works for me.

AshlynnShaye
AshlynnShaye 2014-06-21 12:57:35 -0500 Report

Thanks i didn't know if there was any foods or diets that can help or at least anything to help keep me off this constant roller coaster.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-06-21 13:25:55 -0500 Report

The best way of getting off the BG roller coaster is to avoid "simple" carbohydrates ( ask should further explanation be necessary) and eat a lot of non starchy veggies paired with protein. That may work well for you as it did for me.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-06-21 12:39:24 -0500 Report

not sure there is anything "fast" about diabetes … in fact I would be very leery of anything that claims to quickly lower your A1c

namaste
-Steve

funnygirl98
funnygirl98 2014-06-21 12:57:22 -0500 Report

I totally agree;-) I'm a t2 hypoglycemic and its not fun my bs's constantly go way low and then way high and back to normal it's a pain riding this rollercoaster ride;-(

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-06-21 12:37:56 -0500 Report

Howdy Ashlyn
i know of no way of lowering one's A1c other than keeping one's Blood Glucose (BG) at a good level

There may be a way of affecting the A1c, but going hypo frequently is not recommended as it is quite dangerous to you. You'd best play it safe.

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