How to Lower Your A1C Levels
There are many variables to managing your blood glucose, some of which are often beyond your control. Lowering your A1C does not have to be one of those uncontrollable variables. Here are some tips to help you get your numbers into a better range.
Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 01/14
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My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...
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