Q. When I started following your New Hamptons Health Miracle, my fasting blood glucose was between 140 and 160. Now about three months later, it’s between 90 and 115. My hemoglobin A1C was 6.9, and is now 5.7. You say in a few articles that ideally diabetics should have a hemoglobin A1C around 7.0. What should I do? Eat sweet stuff? Loads of bread and cake? Return to the lifestyle that got me the diabetes diagnosis in the first place? I’m confused and need your input. Thanks! JT
Don’t be confused. You’re doing a fantastic job. In fact, you could be the poster child for the New Hamptons Health Miracle!
When I say that diabetics should shoot for a hemoglobin A1C level of 7.0, I’m specifically referring to people on medications. Studies have shown that for these people only, it is safer to keep that number to 7. But if you’re not on medication, well, then the lower the better!
Don’t go back now. You are the perfect example of what can happen when you eliminate breads, cakes, and all the sweet stuff. Keep up the good work!