Where should my fasting blood glucose number be?

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

Dr. Fred:

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!