My A1c Is At 7.2, At Present. What Can I Do In The Short Term To Lower This To 6.5 Or Lower.

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My A1c Is At 7.2, At Present. What Can I Do In The Short Term To Lower This To 6.5 Or Lower.

Hello, my A1C is at 7.2 at present. What can I do in the short-term to lower this to 6.5 or lower?

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Hi there, flybye -

A doctor is always going to be your best source of advice on dealing with your diabetes, so you should check with him/her about the safest ways to lower your A1C levels. However, I can tell you that there are some dietary changes you can make that can really help you with this. Cutting your consumption of fatty foods, carbs, and high-calorie foods will lower A1C levels, for example. You should also try to avoid eating such foods and white flour, potatoes, rice, and noodles, as well as sugary foods such as ice cream. Fried foods and lunch meats also boosts A1C levels.

Here are some other links that you might find helpful:

Teaching Type 2 Diabetes Patients Decreases Hemoglobin A1C Levels

American Diabetes Association Convention Day 2: A1C Levels

Best of luck to you!

Answered by Amy Tudor