A1C Test

cheerful1_gwJuly 24, 2012

I was at the doctor yesterday for a physical. She looked at the bloodwork I had done in April. She told me that my A1C level was at 6.1, which means I'm at risk for diabetes.

This threw me for a loop. I never paid serious attention to this part of my bloodwork since it was usually in the normal range, and the doctor never discussed it with me until yesterday.

She took another blood sample, and we'll see what happens then.

She also gave me a glucose monitor, which I'll start using. My glucose range is usually in the 90s, which I believe is normal.

I'm very confused now since this is the first time in my life (I'm 57) that diabetes is part of my vocabulary.

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emma

Are you by any chance taking blood pressure pills? If you are....are they beta blockers??

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 6:44PM
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d0ug

If I had a A1C test and the result was 5% or higher I would start taking chromium picolinate supplement as you might have a lack of this element. Also start using cinnamon it help regulate blood sugar. There is many different herbs that will help.Check out the internet. After saying that work with your doctor if you want to try something different.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 9:55PM
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cheerful1_gw

Just got the bloodwork back. It went down from 6.1 to 6.0. Will get tested again in 6 months.

I have low blood pressure, so never a need for pills, thank goodness.

Will look into the cinnamon and chromium picolinate.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 8:59AM
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Pooh Bear

6.1 is an great result. My last test was 6.9 and my doctor was thrilled.
Good is anything under 7. Excellent is 4.5 to 6.

I am an insulin dependent diabetic (type 2)

Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 12:41AM
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