I got mine done today, it was 9.8 I was in shock, my morning readings are good always around 100's and the last month especially I had to lower insulin units because I would wake up in the 60's, I will have a lab test result in a week where blood was drawn, today it was done at a research clinic where they only pricked my finger, so I will wait for the other ones to have a better picture, the only consolation in all this is that my previous one was above 11 and I've taken action in… read more
Has anyone who is a type 2 ever develop anemia and vitamin B12 issues? I take metformin and I was told that long term use causes anemia. Also, as a result of the anemia it raises your A1C.
Hi everyone, keep up the good work and keep fighting...everyday will be a little different. I was diagnosed May 2018, with A1C of 13.....my doctor was floored at such a high reading. Had I not gone in for another illness, bad case of the flu, I might have suffered a lot more. Since that time, I have changed my eating habits, started working out and generally just being more active. As of my last reading, December, 2018, I'm @ 5.9. It has not been easy, but I feel so much better. Please do not discouraged if you are not where you want to be right now; just know you will get there as long as you keep working at it.
Stress and anxiety will increase it
Around 3 to 4 months ago I had my A1C done, it was 9.6. I told my doctor that the insulin I was on didn't seem to be working like it used too, plus I was getting upset stomach with 850 mg metformin 3x a day. So I was sent to see my Diabetic Nurse. I was switch to NovaRapid and Lilly Basaglar insulins, plus cut the metformin to 500 mg 2x a day. About a month ago I had my A1C redone. My diabetic nurse was ecstatic about the results and my dr. said she never saw such a difference between in that short of time. It was 5.7, so, safe to say that I'm very happy about that. So, changes to your treatment can make a huge difference.
Now I'm working on getting my blood pressure under control, changes in my meds plus my diet is helping. I checked it last night and it was 130/73, so it's down from between 150 to 180 over 88 to 94. Work in progress, and take one day at a time. Little things makes a difference.