How To Lower A1c Without Meds

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How To Lower Blood Sugar Immediately Without Medication

An hour or so after lunch, you start to get a bit of a headache and are having a hard time concentrating. As someone with diabetes, you decide to check your blood sugar to see if it is out of range. Lo and behold, it’s much higher than it should be. Maybe it was that dessert split with your coworker that made it spike? You can’t take more medication because you have already taken your prescribed dose for the day. You also know the dangers and complications related uncontrolled high blood sugar, so you need to know how to lower blood sugar immediately. So what do you do? What is High Blood Sugar? First, it’s important to know what your blood sugar should be. This will allow you to make an appropriate decision on what to do next to lower blood sugar immediately. Of course, you should always discuss your individualised goals with your doctor. Below is what the American Diabetes Association recommends as ideal blood sugar numbers for people with diabetes: Fasting: 80-130 mg/dL (4.4-7.2 mmol/L) 2 hours after meals: less than 180 mg/dL (10 mmol/L) If You’re Living in Singapore… MOH guidelines mention the ideal range is: Fasting: 4.0-7.0 mmol/L 2 hours after meals: less than 10 Continue reading >>

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  1. health care and lifestyle

    The A1C is a blood test that shows how well your diabetes management plan is working. Here's how to reach a healthy A1C number and avoid diabetes complications.
    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. A1C test results provide insight into how your treatment plan is working or might be modified to better control the condition. Your doctor may want to run the test as often as every three months if your A1C is not within your target range.

  2. MrsCDogg

    Try some nuts for your protein too. If you are having tofu as your main source of protein then you are having some carbs. All vegetables have carbs. It's just a matter of choosing the right ones that won't raise your blood sugars. Nuts are a great source of protein, fiber and some of them are loaded with the good omega oils too. Good luck with your battle to lower your A1c.

  3. cottoncandybaby

    Veggies that have carbs would be the starchy kind like peas, corn, of course potatoes. I eat a lot of broccoli, green beans, zucchini, even half of a sweet potato, to add variety. I think the diabetic diet is a lot like the old Adkins diet, which I used to do to lose weight. High protien, low carb. For a treat, I have sugar free jello with whipped cream on top, almost no carbs at all and satisfies my sweet cravings. I have eggs for breakfast, several mornings a week, but don't want to overdo them, so I do have cereal once or twice a week, usually Special K with strawberries or plain cheerios, with low fat milk.

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