Question: My sister is diabetic. Her creatinine level is 1.57 and A1C is 7.5. She was diagnosed last march 2012 and she is under diabetic medications. We want to know what it means.
Answer: Creatinine is one muscle metabolic waste product that is excreted by kidneys, while A1C refers to the combination of hemoglobin and blood sugar. Therefore, for diabetics, creatinine is used to reveal how well kidneys are working, and A1C is taken to detect whether their blood sugar is controlled very well.
Creatinine 1.57 is higher than the normal value ( 0.5-1.3 mg/dl), so it is more likely to indicate kidneys have been involved in diabetes. A1C 7.5 is also higher than the normal level, and it means blood sugar isn’t controlled ideally and patients need to modify their treatment, diet and exercise plan with doctors’ guidance.
From the above analysis, we can know kidney damage and high blood sugar are two questions for your sister. To manage her condition, the following treatments are needed.
- Lower blood sugar: It usually begins from healthy diet plan and moderate exercise. Besides, some medications like EPO are needed. (As for which medicine is best for you, you can consult the online doctor.)
- Protect kidneys: Medicated Bath, Acupuncture, Circle Therapy and some other auxiliary methods all can help kidneys from damaging.
- Repair damaged kidney and pancreatic cells: Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy is one treatment that can prompt the restoration of damaged cells. Once pancreatic cells can produce insulin and kidneys can filter out waste products correctly, creatinine and A1C level will come down spontaneously.