Handling High A1C Numbers
Many diabetics put a lot of stock in their A1C number. This is a type of test that determines a person’s blood sugar over a three-month period. The higher it is, the more out of control the disease is. People who have an A1C over a 6 or so may need to change their diet or go on medication. If your number is creeping up there, there are a few things you can do to help lower it.
One of the biggest things you can do is to cut back on sugary foods. Cut out soda (switch to diet or, better yet, drink something healthier) and don’t eat as many snacks. Candy, ice cream, cookies, and other treats with sugar in them will all cause your A1C to skyrocket. You can still have these things, you just need to look for those that are sweetened with natural sugar substitutes.
Another dietary change you can make is to cut back on the carbs. These foods also cause a spike in blood sugar levels, so don’t eat as much bread, potatoes, etc. Again, you can still have these foods, just try to limit how many carbs you have in a day. Most people stick to the 1 carb for every 10 calories rule, but that’s not always right for everyone. Remember that the body does need carbs to function, so don’t try to eliminate every single carb from your diet.
You may also want to start taking a supplement that contains graviola. Research has shown that a graviola may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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