Hi, I am 47 years old with HBA1C level of 7. My sugar after dinner comes in the range of 190-215.
1. Is it high?
2. Are there any recommendation for lowering sugar levels after dinner. I do consume snacks such as biscuits/namkeen/fruits when I reach hope between 6-7.30 PM and then take dinner at 830
Fasting is 115-120 and PP is below 140. I don't take any medicines and workout/run regularly.
Many thanks in advance for your time and your valuable advice.
For healthy life we have to watch out for free and hidden sugar in what goes into or mouth.!
Regular exercise can also help with smaller portion of food.
What is your understanding of HbA1C of 7?
" Are there any recommendation for lowering sugar levels after dinner"?
The answer to this is you control what you eat and drink to control your blood glucose after dinner?
May be a change required, no snack between 6 & 7:30. take dinner at 7PM ? Is this doable?
Many thanks for your advice Sandy. I definitely need to have a look at the carbs I am consuming. On your question of my take on HbA1C of 7, I thought this is catgeorized as "good" control and is not a matter of concern ( although ideal target is below 6.5). I am open to a different view
HbA1C is average blood over 90 days. There are three different ways the results are reported.
Ave. Blood Glucose
An example is (In % , 7) , ( in mmol/mol , 53) and (in mmol/L , 8), the unit of measurement is very important!!
UK target is
The HbA1c target for people with diabetes to aim for is:
48 mmol/mol (6.5%)
Note that this is a general target and people with diabetes should be given an individual target to aim towards by their health team.
An individual HbA1c should take into account your ability to achieve the target based on your day to day life and whether you are at risk of having regular or severe hypos.
Your HbA1C of 7, what is the unit?
Thanks. This is in %