Q: My husband's A1C is 8 and I am trying to get it down. What can I use to help it to go down? Diabetes runs in his family—his mother and two brothers also had diabetes. Also, he can't walk. How can he excise?
Since your husband cannot walk, he will need to cut back on carbohydrates in order to bring down his blood sugar. This article can help you get started: eating healthy for diabetes. If his blood sugar remains elevated despite eating the right foods, he may need to take medication in order to keep it under control, especially given his strong family history of diabetes.
Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.
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