Just a technical question I guess but I need guideline for future..with some description of my situation.
My latest A1C was 4.9 this was on June 11th. Before that my diagnosis A1C was 9.2 in Feburary- so I got it down pretty low in only 3 months - thanks too a low carb diet (but I lost too much weight!). The nurse told me those are non-diabetic numbers. I know that between 4% and 6% is normally for non-diabetics.
I still eat low carb and my numbers stay low. But as some of you know, I am a skinny T2 and I wish I could gain some weight back. (or at least not lose anymore - I am 5'4" and I now weigh around 100 lbs). The only way I think i can do that is by eating more which is hard when you are trying to control your numbers (as we all know too well!).
With my A1C so low I was wondering if I could be eating more than I am? I notice I am getting hungry more often which didn't happen to me before I didn't have much of an appetite before (this is normal for me for all my life - not just a d thing).
But my REAL question for this thread is - can a persons A1C go too low? I know some people have mentioned on here that too low an A1C can cause hypo episodes so far I don't have any of those.
I will test my A1C again in a week or two and we shall see what it this - but I think it might be lower than 4.9 or at least the same.
With an A1C of a 4.9, can I "afford" to be a little looser with my diet and my numbers so I can gain some weight? (Ok, i know "afford" is a bad term but I couldn't think of anything else!)
Also, what is the lowest A1C you have ever heard of another diabetic having? (or even a non-diabetic!)