Interesting Info re: Changes in a1C levels
on 11/17/14 5:29 am
This is actually from July, 2014, but I thought it might be enlightening for all of us:
Hemoglobin A1c Guidelines: Latest American Diabetes Association® RecommendationsHealth Pro September 03, 2014
In the July 2014 issue of Diabetes Care, written by Chiang, Kirkman, Laffel, and Peters, (Diabetes Care 2014; 37:2034–2054 | DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1140), new guidelines were provided for hemoglobin (hb) A1c. No longer are A1cs stratified by different age groups. Rather, new guidelines have been developed according to recent evidenced-based literature. They are as follows:
Summary of A1C recommendations for non-pregnant people with diabetes*
Youths younger than 18 years less than 7.5 percent
Adults less than 7.0 percent
Healthy+ less than7.5 percent
Complex/intermediate health less than 8.0 percent
Very complex/poor health less than 8.5 percent
*Target must be individualized based on a patient’s cir****tances
+No comorbidities, long life expectancy
- See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/651280/171472/guidelines-recommendations/?ap=105#sthash.O5BRBVNk.dpuf"
I really enjoy knowing my RNY and continuous vigilance regarding dietetic intake of refined carbs have helped me maintain my Diabetes II remission for eight years. I have to admit, most medical professionals don't believe me, but that's their problem, not mine, for not keeping up with the latest in research. But it is a constant battle.
on 11/17/14 8:21 am
I don't understand these recommendations. They are horrible --and I think it's linked to the ADA being heavily funded by drug manufacturers and junk food companies.
Research conducted with human patients, mice, and pancreas beta cell cultures all point to a single threshold at which elevated blood sugars cause permanent damage to your body. What is that level? 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L) after meals. YET a A1c of 7.0 means that average blood glucose is 188!!
"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat