• concerned concerned
    July 15, 2009
    My husbands a1c is at 11.9,
    concerned concerned
    July 15, 2009

    he has been a diabetic 36 years and thinks this is just fine. Can someone please tell me , isnt this really dangerous??



This question has not been answered by one of our experts yet.


  • blue eagle July 16, 2009
    blue eagle
    July 16, 2009

    dear mrs Concerned

    Your husbund  AIC is too high . This is related to the level of blood glucose  in the blood in the last 3 months . The level of 11.9 indicated that your husbund's glucose it not comtroled weel. If he does not improve this figure ,with the help from his health care physcion ,he will run into the side effects of diabetes sooner than if he had more control. this figure should be under 6-7 . Its important to get it down


  • Louisiana Woman July 24, 2009
    Louisiana Woman
    July 24, 2009

    Yes, it is really really dangerous! He must be in denial if he thinks this level is ok. He will end up having many many complications if he does not get it under control.6.5 is considered a good level. He either needs to get in touch with his dr. or you can get ready for major problems for him. Stroke or even death.

  • Otto Grueneweald July 16, 2009
    Otto Grueneweald
    July 16, 2009

    over 6.0 is real, bad

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.