I had my 3 month doctor's appointment today..

By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2011-04-14 13:55:50 -0500
Started 2011-04-11 19:25:51 -0500

I got my blood work results back for my A1C.. 6.5. It's the same as it was back in January when I went, so I'm not too disappointed with the results. At least I'm keeping it under 7.0. :)

I complained about how I've been going to the gym four nights a week and eating the same as usual, but not seeing any results. He suggested I cut back on portions a little more. I don't really eat a lot to begin with, but I'm hoping that cutting more out won't affect my BG's. If they start to, I'll adjust. I'm hoping to lose 25 pounds by the time I see him again in July.

15 replies

MewElla 2011-04-14 13:55:50 -0500 Report

I had the same A1C for two back to back tests…and dr said try portion control like your dr. I did, it worked, and #'s moved down and everybody was happy with the count. Smallest detail can make a world of difference. That's why I say having diabetes is a major learning curve for me.

pixsidust 2011-04-13 12:58:08 -0500 Report

Your so cute! Celebrate the success you have and take bit sized steps to your goal!
Good job, Sweetheart!

GabbyPA 2011-04-12 21:14:32 -0500 Report

Keep on plugging. What I would do is find the portions sizes for the foods you want and measure them for a month with measuring cups and so on. You will be surprised at how much sneaks in on you.

EJMac 2011-04-12 19:51:00 -0500 Report

6.5 is great. I'm trying to get down under 7. You must work really hard. Congrats. You are an inspiration.

RAYT721 2011-04-12 12:50:06 -0500 Report

I am also a 6.5 and have been for the past several a1c tests. It's really quite good for being diabetic. Did you know that the non-diabetic range is 4.5 to 6.5%? A 6.5 equals an approximate average glucose reading of 100 mg/dll. I don't know that as a diabetic, I would want to be too low because the average glucose comes from both highs and lows. This means, in my opinion, that the lower the a1c, the more "lows" that have hit the body. That's not always a good thing.