Weeks after my T2D diagnosis, I summarized my understanding of T2D with this video clip
I think it is still relevant. Except that a normal HbA1c should be < 5.5% and Low Carbs High Fats + Intermittent Fasting would likely be even more effective to achieve normal HbA1c levels.
T2D veteran David Mendosa sums it up nicely in his article about what is normal HbA1c
My own experience is that for a T2D, even at HbA1c 5.3%, I am still unable to handle my usual carb loaded meal, a standard serving of chicken rice without a sharp spike to 8.0-10.0 mmol. A half serving of rice will fall below 8 mmol postmeal…but often triggers intense hunger 2-3 hours later…
David’s 2nd article provides further helpful discussions on the topic
RD Dikeman and Dr Bernstein of the inspiring TypeOneGrit community also put up this video on what a HbA1c of 6.5% means…
This is one of the better chart i found online..
Enjoy the journey to reclaim your health.