There are lots of ways to reach an a1c. Some methods leave wide swings. Some leave very little margin for error. Some involve one medication. Some involve many. So which is right for you and how will you decide? I've been mulling this over for a while. With my old doctor, I was on more frequent insulin but needed to walk 5 miles a day to get anywhere a good number at all, and still spiked into the 380s every day. This new endo has switched my medication and I take "more," but my numbers have… read more
I will say that that approach has worked for me. I was diagnosed about 4 years age and lost 125 lbs over the next 2 years to get back to my pre-surgery weight! It helped that my husband, who does all the cooking now that I'm disabled, got right on board and makes sure I get the kind of meals that keep my numbers good! It's very hard if you don't have that kind of support from your family. I know I am lucky that way..
Keep going and watch your numbers respond accordingly!
I am a new diabetic, just diagnosed in March Next Monday, I will take my first A1c since being on Metformin and watching my diet and exercising. I am anxious to know what it is and what my doctor says. I know I feel so much better than I did! I felt very overwhelmed when diagnosed and the doctor, while quite good and helpful, didn't give me as much information as I would have liked. It may be that I just wasn't ready to take it all in and ask the right questions. Since March, I have made a point to do a lot of reading and feel much better informed to work with her to make the progress I can and should.
My endroconologist listens to me and is friendly. I am taking 3 different medications for diabetes and since starting trulicity my numbers seem to be better. I try to limit carbs but most of my carbs have to come from things like pasta, bread etc. As long as my numbers are good and my doctor or his office responds to requests I figure I am getting good care. I know it is up to me with help from my doctor.
When I had ketoacidosis, I thought it was the flu. I was vomiting for four days. Horrible headache, exhausted. When I got to the hospital, my blood sugar was in the 500s. They put me in ICU for three days, then a regular room for three more. Massive doses of insulin through an IV. I don't really remember the first three days. I guess I was very close to a coma & death. It's the sickest I have ever been.
You can try a low carb, high fat diet. Thats what Im trying. From what Ive read it works well for both weight loss and A1C. I havent been on it long enough to see if it works. My numbers have been good during the day but a little high in the morning.
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