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.
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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