What is considered a dangerously high A1C?
What is a dangerous level of A1C? When levels rise to 9.0, the risk of kidney and eye damage and neuropathy increases. Some people who are newly diagnosed could have levels over 9.0. Lifestyle changes and possibly medication can lower levels quickly.
What does a A1C of 9 mean?
At an A1C of 9.0 (eAG 212 mg/dL, 11.78 mmol/l), your blood sugar is high enough to begin the slow process of destroying your kidneys and your eyes—and to light the fire of neuropathy. It’s cytotoxic, meaning lethal to cells. Or, as one dialysis nurse I know likes to say, “It’s incompatible with human life.”
What happens if hemoglobin A1C is high?
If your HbA1c levels are high, it may be a sign of diabetes, a chronic condition that can cause serious health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, and nerve damage.
How do you bring down a high A1C?
Here are nine ways to lower your A1C:
- Make a food plan. Eating the right foods is essential to lowering your A1C, so you want to make a plan and stick to it.
- Measure portion sizes.
- Track carbs.
- Plate method.
- Have a realistic weight loss goal.
- Exercise plan.
- Take medications.
- Supplements and vitamins.
What happens when A1C 14?
If you do the math, clocking a 14 percent means you’re possibly experiencing a 24-7-90 (24 hours a day, 7 days per week, for 90 days) blood sugar average of 355 mg/dL. Of course, labs can calculate higher A1Cs. Personally, the highest I’ve ever seen is an A1C result in the low 20s.
What does A1C of 16 mean?
A HbA1c level of 6.5% or higher, on two separate tests, can indicate that you have diabetes. Whereas a HbA1c level between 5.7 and 6.4% can indicate prediabetes. Levels below 5.7% are considered normal. In other words, higher A1c percentages indicate an increased risk of diabetes.
What if my A1C is 14?
What does an A1c of 16 mean?
What is the highest blood sugar ever recorded?
Michael Patrick Buonocore (USA) (b. 19 May 2001), survived a blood sugar level of 147.6 mmol/L (2,656 mg/dl) when admitted to the Pocono Emergency Room in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, on 23 March 2008.