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5 Ways To Lower Your A1c

For some, home blood sugar testing can be an important and useful tool for managing your blood sugar on a day-to-day basis. Still, it only provides a snapshot of what’s happening in the moment, not long-term information, says Gregory Dodell, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. For this reason, your doctor may occasionally administer a blood test that measures your average blood sugar level over the past two to three months. Called the A1C test, or the hemoglobin A1C test, this provides a more accurate picture of how well your type 2 diabetes management plan is working. Taking the A1C Test If your diabetes is well controlled and your blood sugar levels have remained stable, the American Diabetes Association recommends that you have the A1C test two times each year. This simple blood draw can be done in your doctor's office. Some doctors can use a point-of-care A1C test, where a finger stick can be done in the office, with results available in about 10 minutes. The A1C test results provide insight into how your treatment plan is working, and how it might be modified to better control Continue reading >>

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  1. richbuch

    Does 6.6 A1C test mean I am diabetic

    Got a blood test a couple of weeks ago for preventive purposes(heart, cholesterol, etc...) and my doc tells me I have type 2 diabetes with a A1C result of 6.6. Got test around 9am and hadnt eaten since 10 the night before. Was on the Advocare 24 day challenge (day 5 of cleanse phase) at time of test. My questions is do I definitely have diabetes or what? I am going to get retested in 3 months. Doc told me to exercise and reduce carbs and sugars which I have started. Any help/advice would be great.

  2. skb

    It means that there is a whole lot more glucose circulating in your blood than is considered normal. Doctors & patients use labels like diabetic or 'pre-diabetic' as per their choice. IMO you are at a level where dietary & lifestyle intervention should help to improve your numbers.

  3. ColaJim

    A1c and Average Blood Glucose Conversion
    A1c: 6.6 %
    Average Blood Glucose in mg/dl: 143 mg/dl
    Average Blood Glucose in mmol/L: 7.9 mmol/L
    REF: Blood Sugar/A1c Calculator
    for other details check Blood Sugar 101

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