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Old 07-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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a1c 9.1

i just got back my blood work and my a1c is high again. 9.1. i take Metformin 2000mg a day. how bad is this and what should i be eating?

 
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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Re: a1c 9.1

An a1c of 9.1 means an average blood sugar of 215. That means that some of the time you are lower, but some of the time you are even higher than that.

As for eating, you should eat to your meter. That means that you should test 2 hours after you eat something to see how it affects your blood sugar. Cut back on carbs and see your doctor.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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Re: a1c 9.1

I'm wondering...how long have you been diabetic? It's possible that the illness is progressing and you may want to start thinking about going on insulin. Consistently running high blood sugars over long periods of time is what causes complications, and unless you can get this under better control, you could be facing serious complications.

If you're not already exercising daily (even 15 minutes a day is better than nothing) and managing your food plan in terms of carbohydrate intake, then those are two things you can do to reduce your blood sugar levels. If you're already doing those, then I would strongly recommend you talk to your doctor about the possibility of going on insulin. It is NOT a failure to admit you need insulin. It is, rather, the smart thing to do to take care of yourself and your future.

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