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   Posted 6/20/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
my ac1 level came back a 7. -6 months ago it was a 6.5  is this super bad ? thank you

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   Posted 6/20/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Super bad?  No.  Elevated and rising?  Yes.   Give us some more information about yourself.  Diabetes in the family?  Age, sex, weight problems?, what you eat?
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet

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   Posted 6/21/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Puts you in the "pre-diabetic" range, though. That means, if you're not already doing it, possibly some minor lifestyle changes like lowering your sugar & carbohydrate intake and getting more active could go a long way to seeing that A1C lowered. This is the point where doctors like to start some medication (unless diet & exercise amendments show that you can lower and maintain your A1C in acceptable range).

The one thing to know about Diabetes.... it's progressive. Once your metabolism starts hiccuping, some changes should be made to see that it doesn't progress into Diabetes.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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   Posted 8/4/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
10 years ago - I was not feeling very well - after routine test mine was 14.2 - now thats high - well its done to 7 - but I was told by my Dr's that 6-7 was ok for an average aged male in aveage condition.......I would not jump to conclusions until I had a second test in a couple of months. Also consider where you live and the seasonal effect. My A1c usually is higher in the fall and winter (.25-.5 +/-) do to colder temps and therefore no as much outdoor activity. Additionally, there are region of the USA that have higher median A1c due to their dietary habits within their culture/regional effect.
IMO - don't sweat it......yet.
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