I'm 64 years old. I was diagnosed diabetic about 6 months ago when my Hb1ac came back at 13 and a BG fasting at 280. I was prescribed pills and sent on my way.
My latest Hb1ac is sitting at 5.5. BTW, I never took the pills, just went on a low carb Paleo diet with lots of exercise. My daily readings are usually good, both before and after meals.
My question is the following:
Everybody is over the moon about my Hb1ac readout, citing normal as between 4-6. I have my doubts and would like to get to below 5.
The principal problem of excessive glucose is its destructive effect on the organs. What I am wondering is if anyone has seen any Hb1ac readings on so-called normal older aged folks. Is it possible to survive into old age with a reading in the 5% range?