How to lower my hemoglobin a1c naturally ?lower hemoglobin a1c
Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:44 AM
and my hemoglobin A1C is high 7.00
is there a natural remedy to lower that
any vitamins or pills ?
Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:17 PM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:45 PM
I also tried some supplements like Bitter melon, but they did not seem to have an impact on me. YMMV
Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:36 PM
- Reduce overall carb quantity. Lower carb intake and up fat intake. Leave protein alone.
- Reduce sugar spices Many think spikes are especially dangerous.
- Reduce galactose and fructose consumption These sugars are supposedly the most glycating, and that means processed sugars, dairy, and fruit.
- Increase Antioxidants Antioxidants prevent oxidization, hence the name. Glycation is oxydization. It's not straightforward though. Simply pumping vitamin pills doesn't seem to work. It makes your urine healthy, but that's about it. I strive for a variety of natural vegetables and I splurge on herbs. I now grow my own herb garden since nature knows best. I believe farmed herbs are good, but not best. Antioxidants are believed to develop under conditions of stress, and farms try to reduce stress on crops.
On MDI and doing well. A1Cs range from 5.6 to 6.4. December 2016 was 6.1. 12 911's in my career; a few highs; lots of shots. Diagnosed Oct 19th, 1975.
Proliferative retinopathy March 1994, 4,000 laser, vitrectomy Oct. 2006. Vision 20/25 in right, 20/40 in left (slight cataract).
Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:45 PM
Moderate carb diet 75-100 carbs
Vit D, CoQ10, Melatonin, Multi vitamin, zinc, B 12
Chia Seeds , Flaxseeds, Hemp seeds, biotin,tumeric, Occuvite, chromium , magnesium, calcium and CoQ10
Exercise- Power Walking- 4-5 miles most days, Hiking in the summer on trails and in the mountains
diagnosed Feb 2007
Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:23 PM
DX Dec4/08 FBG 19(342)
Dec4 /08 A1C 10.9
Feb.4/09 A1C 7.6
may4 /09 A1C 5.2:D
Sept 4/09 A1C 5.4
Dec 7/09 A1C 5.2
2010 A1C average 5.4
2011 A1C average 5.5
Current meds: 1500mg metformin, 5 mg ramipril, Victoza
Low carb- started at < 50 , now can handle 100