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57 years
I have diabete of hbac1 epual to 7 i take diamicron 60 one tablet and glucophage 850 twice what should i do to lower my level to 6
Apr 15, 2015

Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
HbA1C refers to glycated hemoglobin. HbA1C forms when hemoglobin, the protein found within red blood cells that carries oxygen, collates with glucose in the blood, becoming 'glycated'. By measuring HbA1C, we can estimate, overall, the average blood sugar levels over a period of weeks/months, usually over 120 days, which is the lifetime of a red blood cell.

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
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
stressed enough.