• Upset Upset
    November 04, 2008
    My Ac1 test came back 8.0 How bad is this
    Upset Upset
    November 04, 2008

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  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    November 07, 2008
    Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    November 04, 2008

    Upset-

     

    Hi. I understand why you would be upset 8.0 is kinda high, most Endo's want to see you under 6.0.  You may need to change the amount of carbs you are eating and exercise.  The lower your A1C is on a 3 month average is better for you, it means you are a little less likely to develop complications from diabetes...i.e. neuropathy, kidney disease and much more.  You should talk to your Doctor to see if he can make any recommendations for you...  Have a great weekend.

     

    Cherise

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  • Mom November 06, 2008
    Mom
    November 04, 2008

    My research is anything over 7 can begin to damage your organs.  High sugar levels put stress on all of your organs.  The American Diabetes Association has a chart that shows what sugar levels equal to the A1C numbers.  Your average sugar level shouldn'g really be over 120, which is between 6 and 7.  The easiest way to get your average down is to eat less more often so your levels don't spike and drop.

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    • As It Is
      May 14, 2009
      As It Is
      May 14, 2009

      Really depends on the type of diabetes you have.  Diabetes is an umbrella term that describes many different varieties.  But for any, to get your AC1 down, talk to your doctor and a nutritionist.  Eating less isn't always the answer and isn't necessarily good advice.  You should base your carbohydrate intake according to what a trained nutritionist advises.  Forums like this are great for encouragement, but only take advice from certified professionals or you can get into serious health issues. 

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  • Alexis November 05, 2008
    Alexis
    November 04, 2008

    It's not so bad to have your A1C level 8.0 but the normal A1C level should be 6.0 so its not really bad but you just have to get your sugars a little bit better.

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  • tannie July 07, 2010
    tannie
    November 04, 2008

    an AC1 test measures how high your sugars have ran over a period of time, a result of 6 or under is usually ok but higher than a 6 is not good and a doctors care is apt for immediate attention.

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