about my a1c

malkin fan
By malkin fan Latest Reply 2010-07-11 11:40:24 -0500
Started 2010-07-09 20:53:24 -0500

my a1c was 6.6 last time i went in to my doctors and now it is 6.9 .My doctor says that isnt bad and i dont need insulin i was wondering what you all think

6 replies

packrat2 2010-07-10 20:48:49 -0500 Report

6.6 is good, 6.9 is also good…keep it under 7.0 and I think the Doctor will be happy…regards packrat2

Harlen 2010-07-10 07:33:17 -0500 Report

I am not a Doc it looks to me that the harder you work at it the better you #s will be I hate being on insulin but I would die with out it .If you can keep your #s under 7.0 with diat and working out thaqts what I would do.
Looks like your doing good keep up the great work
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-07-09 22:56:39 -0500 Report

One of the biggest factors that hinders lowering your blood glucose level is stress, stress of all types, including the stress that our body's internal organs are constantly under because of diabetes.


msann 2010-07-09 22:48:10 -0500 Report

hi, grat job you still doing great, mine is 7.6 trying to get under 7, i am stepping up my excercise plan, you will go back down also, but i take insulin shots, have great day

MAYS 2010-07-09 21:32:17 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !
(Go Pittsburgh) !

This video may help you some what :



For someone who doesn't have diabetes, a normal A1C level is about 5 percent — although it can range from 4.5 to 6 percent. Someone who's had uncontrolled diabetes for a long time might have an A1C level as high as 25 percent.

When the A1C test is used to diagnose diabetes, an A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates you have diabetes. A result between 6 and 6.5 percent is considered prediabetes, which indicates a high risk of developing diabetes.

For most people who have previously diagnosed diabetes, an A1C level of 7 percent or less is a common treatment target. If your A1C level is higher than 7 percent, your doctor may recommend a change in your diabetes treatment plan. Remember, the higher your A1C level, the higher your risk of diabetes complications.

(Mayo Clinic Reprint)