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HbA1c test

Hi,
My fathers HbA1c result is 8.3% whereas reference range is given as 6%. can any one guide wether it is controllable with medicine or not. His sugr level is 205 pre lunch and 208 post lunch
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Changing lifestyle habits can go a long way in controlling type 2 diabetes. Restrict and avoid refined sugars and bad carbs, weight control, exercise, stress management, and even adequate sleep are all important in managing this illness, the most important, besides proper nutrition, is physical activity.

The A1c level of 8.3% is very high. Continuing on this path can and will lead to other serious health complications. Drugs, oral and/or insulin, will help lower glucose levels "temporarily", the goal being to control one's lifestyle in order help to manage glucose levels and not depend solely on drugs as the cure.
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Hi,

Your farther's sugar level is not controlled and is to high.

I am sure that one or more of our more informed forum participants will give you more detailed information. However, while waiting for them to offer advice I will share my experiences with diabetes.

In Jan 2000 I was diagnosed with type two diabetes. My A1C was 9.1 and fasting glucose was 375. I was sedantary, very over weight and had very poor dietary habits.  My diabetes doctor told me that there were three factors that I needed to consider in controlling my glucose levels.

1. Intake--food and fluids
2. Exercise
3. Medicines--oral or injected as the situation warrants

I have been on oral medications for over 8 years. I currently take metfornin 850 mg twice daily and one Starlix tablet before meals. My most recent glucose tests were A1C 6.1 and blood glucose 102. I exercise for at least an hour five days a week and have lost about 35 pounds, however, I am still overweight. I hope the above information is helpful.

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