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A1c still at 5.5 , what do I do now?

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Answer #1 | 02/01 2014 16:52
I don't understand what the problem is. Your numbers are not excessively high and it sounds like youre medical people are just keeping track of your blood glucose to make sure it isn't rising. If you can keep it at 5.5 or real close to that number, you are doing fine. If you drop lower and begin to feel like you're going into hypoglycemia, eat something like whole rain bread or pasta or some legumes or some quinoa to get it back up but not get a spike. Make sure you are eating healthy; maybe try eating mini-square meals more time a day so you get the same amount of food but you are getting it in smaller meal sizes more frequently--so you almost always have food digesting through your body giving you a more constant glucose feed so your blood glucose won't drop low. And make sure you get daily exercise, that's just as important as what foods you eat.
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Answer #2 | 02/01 2014 22:27
It doesn't sound like you need to do anything as you clearly do not have diabetes. Low 60's is normal for fasting and under 180 is normal for two hours after a meal though it would be better to be under 140. An HbA1c of 5.5 shows your average levels are normal. Therefore your lows are normal, your highs are normal and your average is normal, you can't ask for much better than that. Staying healthy, exercising and a good diet would prevent any chance of type 2 cropping up. Meanwhile, you might want to work on your anxiety. It doesn't even sound prediabetic.
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Answer #3 | 03/01 2014 08:30
Ac1 at 5.5... so what is your problem? That is normal... if I ever see 5.5 again there will be a party tonight.
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