Activities That Can Be Done To Reduce Blood Sugar Levels?
HealthReplies.com, I am 50 years old in 2017, blood sugar is normal, after a check in October 2019, the results were very high, HbC1A: 11.1%, and for several months I regularly exercise and reduce sweet foods / drinks including avoiding fatty foods
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Basically, HbA1c is called normal if it is below 5.7%. A person can be said to have prediabetes (including high blood sugar but not high enough to be diabetic) if the HbA1c is between 5.7-6.4%. If HbA1c is above 6.4%, then the person can already be said to have diabetes. HbA1c with levels of 11.1% as you have indicates that in the past 3 months, your blood sugar is above 269 mg / dL continuously and this amount of blood sugar is very high.
People who are just classified as prediabetes can indeed undergo lifestyle changes just to achieve normal blood sugar again. However, people who have been diagnosed with diabetes (meaning HbA1c is already above 6.4%), have been recommended to get antidiabetic drugs. People with HbA1c above 7.5% are immediately recommended to get a combination of antidiabetic drugs (meaning consumption of more than 1 drug) in addition to making lifestyle changes as well, and people with HbA1c above 9% are immediately recommended to get insulin in addition to lifestyle changes as well.
You should check yourself back to the doctor of internal medicine for your diabetes therapy. By making lifestyle changes alone, your HbA1c might decrease, but it is unlikely that the decrease will be significant, so you have been recommended to get medication and / or insulin. Continuous high blood sugar can cause damage to small blood vessels throughout your body and organs so that the possibility of diabetes complications will be very high. Diabetes is a money incurable disease, so treatment must be done routinely for the rest of your life. The following article you can read about diabetes complications.
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