How to Lower A1c Through a Better Lifestyle: 4 Effective Tips

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Are you tired of seeing high A1c levels?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people with diabetes struggle to control their A1c levels.

The good news is, there are some great methods you can utilize to lower your levels, as long as you consistently abide by them.

To help you return your A1c levels to where you want them, here are 4 effective tips for doing just that.

Eating a Balanced Diet With Good Portion Sizes

Being mindful of the food you’re consuming is very important for lowering A1c levels. For the best advice on what to eat, speak with your doctor or dietitian about a food plan that is right for you.

It’s okay to eat plenty of nonstarchy vegetables, but it’s important to always pay close attention to serving sizes for foods like fruit, bread, potatoes, and other starches, as well as complex carbohydrates and lean proteins. Using smaller plates can help ensure that you’re not going overboard on serving sizes for those foods.

Processed foods should be avoided if possible, as well as sodas and fruit juice that have a lot of sugar.

Use Rebel + Mina For Healthy Diabetes Management

Rebel + Mina is one of the most innovative diabetes management solutions on the market today.

Rebel combines traditional test kits with the need for portability, as it easily attaches to your phone. Mina, your own personal digital assistant, will remind you to check your glucose levels, get exercise, and more.

And the results speak for themselves, both in terms of overall diabetes management and lowering A1c levels:

“Last December my A1c was 6.7, but now that I am testing 3 times a day with Rebel and watching my carbs and making sure I take my medication, I am at 6.5. Thank you for this wonderful product. I absolutely love it on my phone.” Diane W – Saint Paul, MN

To help control your A1c levels, contact your employer to see if they offer Pops Diabetes’ Rebel + Mina digital diabetes care solution. If they don’t, you can have them reach out to us directly, or hand them this card to get the ball rolling!

Get the Recommended Amount of Excercise

Regular exercise and movement are essential for everyone. But, it is especially important for people who are looking to control their diabetes.

You’ve likely heard that 30 minutes of exercise five days a week is the minimum, but getting a little more than that is a good idea if you want to decrease your A1c level. The good news is, your 30 minutes each day can take the form of really anything that involves movement. A walk in the park, a bike ride, yoga, playing frisbee or catch with a friend, and running are all great ways to get your minutes in.

Downloading a health and fitness app is a great way to make sure you’re hitting your weekly goal (and there are a lot of great free apps out there too!).

Stick to a Meal Schedule That Works For You

In addition to discussing the types of foods you should be eating, speaking with a nutritionist, doctor, or diabetes dietician about when to eat is also wise. Because every person is different, what works for someone else might not work for you. Therefore, it’s important to speak with a professional as opposed to looking for the perfect schedule online.

Good luck with lowering your A1c levels! And remember, consistency in all of these tips is the key to success!

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