How to lower my hemoglobin a1c naturally ?lower hemoglobin a1c
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
A1C Sept 2009 7.7 . March 2012 5.2
A1C Nov 2009 6.4 July 2012 5.4
A1C 01/15/2010 5.6 12/12 5.4
A1c May 2010 5.6
A1c July ( 10 weeks no meds) 5.9
A1c Dec 2010 5.6 no meds since May
A1c March 2011 5.7
A1C Aug 2011 5.5
A1C Dec 2011 5.2
came off Metformin 500mg on 05/11/2010 to control with diet & exercise.
Previously 50 to 100 carbs now I try to limit it to under 50 per day.
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.
Virginia Woolf: “Consider how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed, what wastes and deserts of the soul a slight attack of influenza brings to view, what precipices and lawns sprinkled with bright flowers a little rise of temperature reveals, what ancient and obdurate oaks are uprooted in us by the act of sickness, how we go down in the pit of death and feel the waters of annihilation close above our heads and wake thinking to find ourselves in the presence of the angels and the harpers when we have a tooth out and come to the surface in the dentist's arm-chair and confuse his "Rinse the mouth-rinse the mouth" with the greeting of the Deity stooping from the floor of Heaven to welcome us - when we think of this, as we are so frequently forced to think of it, it becomes strange indeed that illness has not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature”
Back on MDI and doing well. Trying Victoza and loving it. A1C 6.0, no major hypos; a few highs; lots of shots. Diagnosed Oct 19th, 1975.
HDL-101; LDL-64; TG-36; TOT-172
Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:45 PM
metformin 2550 mg
Moderate carb diet 40-75 carbs a day
3 T of Coconut Oil daily
Vit D, CoQ10, Melatonin, Multi vitamin, zinc, B 12
Chia Seeds , Flaxseeds
Exercise- Tennis - 2 hours/week, Power Walking- 2 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
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