What Would You Do for a Lower A1C?

A1C: Why is it important?

We took a good, hard look at A1C with our official One Drop Guide, but now it’s time to dig a little deeper. Most people we talk to, ourselves included, are always striving for a lower number. Why? Because a lower A1C suggests that our current diabetes management plan is right on track. And we know that with better overall management comes better outcomes for us down the road.

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How do we get there?

There are lots of ways to lower that glycated hemoglobin test result (if we’re being technical), and we’ve tested just about all of them 🙂 It’s up to us and our healthcare providers to determine which tactics work best at any given time; as our diabetes changes over time, so should our plans for tackling A1C. With that in mind, these are just a few methods we’ve found extremely helpful in reaching those lab test goals:

Additionally, we’ve seen incredible results by way of our mobile app: in our most recent study, people with both type one & type two diabetes were able to reduce A1C by 1.1% by using One Drop | Mobile. And if that’s not enough, how’s this user’s report of a 7.2% to 5.9% reduction rate? We’d  say pretty diabadass.

We also asked you, our One Drop Community, what you would be willing to do for a lower A1C. Check out our poll results for more ideas on how to lower your next test results!

Do you have any tips or tricks you’ve found to help you reach that gold-star number? 🌟 We’d love to hear from you (herehere or here)!


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Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth is a Marketing and Communications Manager at One Drop and has been living with T1D for over 20 years.