The key factors to lowering your
HbA1C levels are no different from those necessary for bringing down blood
sugar levels. And it cannot be achieved immediately. Indeed, reaching your goal
HbA1C level entails making substantial lifestyle changes. These changes are
necessary to maintain healthy levels of blood sugar (whether fasting blood
sugar, or HbA1C) on the long run.
1- Healthy diet: a diet rich in vegetables, whole
grains (fibers), lean proteins, healthy fats (avoiding trans and saturated
fats; concentrating on polyunsaturated fats including omega 3 fatty acids) is a
primary step to be better able to control blood sugar both in the short and
long term. Fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber, and eating more fiber has
been linked with better blood sugar control over time.
2- Regular physical exercise: daily physical activity of moderate intensity for no less
than 30 minutes most days of the week (at least 5 days per week) is
also essential in managing your blood sugar and keeping diabetes under control.
Moderate aerobic activity can be easily achieved with a brisk walk.
3- Compliance with medications: avoiding skipping your medications cannot be