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How to Lower A1c

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by NewTD2, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    How do you lower a1c?
    You lower your a1c the same as you lower your blood glucose.

    1. Cut back on the carbohydrate foods by focusing on eating the right type of carbohydrates!
    2. Exercise regularly
    3. Live a healthy lifestyle
    Yes, I know, you probably get sick and tired of hearing that stuff but this is not rocket science, it comes down to commitment, determination, and work (yes work). Eating well does take a little bit of focus but is well worth the effort for the great results you can achieve.
  2. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I realise it was simply an oversight on your part, but you forgot to add :

    4. Use your meter to test which acceptable carbohydrates are PERSONAL no-nos, and which can be tolerated.

    ;) Geoff
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  3. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Intermittent fasting, e.g. 16:8 or 5:2 can also help you reduce A1C and lose weight if you are type 2. About 80% of people diagnosed with type 2 are overweight or obese.
  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    My mantra would be

    Cut down on all carbohydrates go as close to zero as you are able (try under 20g per day)
    Exercise if you want to and can but it's not essential
    Fast sometimes - it will help a lot.
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  5. oldsle

    oldsle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I highly recommend the Yummly app. Just do a search for keto or low-carb, and you'll find tons of great recipes. Or find a recipe you like and make your own version.
  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Ah - potatoes and underground veges up to 20 percent in the low carb side? They aren't on my menu.
    Fruits over 5 percent - very limited.
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