I was diagnosed at 6.6 A1C. Why is the line of prediabetes at 6.4? I was told that I would always be diabetic. Has anyone gone back to normal
at 6.6 range? I’ve heard some have, but I don’t know.
Q: I was diagnosed at 6.6 A1C. Why is the line of prediabetes at 6.4? I was told that I would always be diabetic. Has anyone gone back to normal
at 6.6 range? I've heard some have, but I don't know.
Although the upper limit for prediabetes diagnosis is an A1c of 6.4%, many experts believe that this indicates blood sugar is frequently above levels considered healthy. Rather than focusing on whether you are classified as having prediabetes or diabetes, it's important to try to keep your blood sugar as well controlled as possible to prevent progression of the disease. In addition, it is possible to lower your A1c and achieve normal blood sugar levels after being diagnosed with diabetes, but this depends on many factors, including how much pancreatic function you have remaining. However, following a nutrient-dense low-carb diet, losing weight if you need to, exercising regularly, and engaging in stress-relieving activities can increase your odds of achieving and maintaining blood sugar levels in the normal range.
Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.
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