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optimum sugar levels for people above 60

VINODM
VINODM

I M CONFUSED ON THE PRESCRIBED CONTROL LEVELS FOR PEOPLE ABOVE 60 years by different doctors There is a diff of opinion on this

SOME SAY HIBC UPTO 7.5 IS NORMAL for age above 60 yrs

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If you number of 7. 5 % is HbA1C, take a look at the top of this page.

Between 7 and 8, green to amber the change.

Doctors look at the man made numbers and follow their guide line protocol and give medication!!

At the end of the day we human all are different, life style change and regular, avoiding sugar in what goes into our mouth are all important to control blood glucose level.

Regular eye check, foot check and blood check are also important.

namaha
namahaAdministrator
in reply to sandybrown

Please aim to keep Hba1c max 6.5.....to avoid complications !

For younger patients, HbA1C less than 5.7 is considered as normal, while HbA1C between 6.5 to 5.7 is considered pre- diabetic and above 6.5 is considered to be diabetic. But HbA1C below 7.0 is considered to be diabetes with good control. However, in 2018, the American College of Physicians, has recommended that patients with type 2 diabetes should be treated to achieve an A1C between 7 and 8 percent rather than 6.5 to 7 percent. This recommendation was made on the basis that treatments to targets of 7 per cent or less did not reduce deaths or macrovascular complications such as heart attacks or stroke but did result in substantial harm. So, the American College of Physicians recommended that the physician should not have any target levels for older people in particular. Hence, some physicians consider that you are doing ok, even if HbA1C is 8.0 for this reason for older people. However, if one can achieve lower HbA1C values with good diet control and exercise, without increasing medication too much, it is advisable.

sandybrown
sandybrown
in reply to Srk1942

In UK,NHS has it's protocol therefore the HbA1C level can vary and also not all GP's work towards the new guide lines.!!!

Srk1942
Srk1942
in reply to sandybrown

Yes. Many diabetologists here advise to maintain HbA1C below 7.0.

sandybrown
sandybrown
in reply to Srk1942

7 %, 53 mmol/mol and 8.6 mmol/mL is at the beginning of amber in the traffic light system.

10%, 85.5 and 13.3 closer to red.

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