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.

23 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.

sam1376 2011-04-11 20:02:48 -0500 Report

That's a lot of a goal in 3 months. Good luck and please let me know how when u do it because I need to do the same

pkwillhoite 2011-04-11 20:36:33 -0500 Report

I agree I need to lose a total of 40 lbs!!

Bifocal Bunny
Bifocal Bunny 2011-04-11 21:06:47 -0500 Report

I'm in the same boat. I am new here to this site. I have been T1 for almost 5 years. My apt with the dr was a few weeks ago My A1c was very high at 9.8!!! Omg that's embarrassing and shameful. I am only about 20# overweight but my busy lifestyle gave me the excuse to forget about my health. My husband and I were thinking about trying for a family in the next little but but unfortunately my dr strongly suggested against it until my levels are in check. I think I startled my dr because I balled for like 10 mins in his office lol. I have renewed my commitment and have been doing sooo good. I am so thankful I found this site to feel like I am not doing this alone. Thanks for any advise/encouragement to you may have!

pkwillhoite 2011-04-12 11:36:39 -0500 Report

I hope soon you will be letting us all know that you are expecting!! Keep up the work on lowering your bs and your A1c!! You can do it!!! You have one of the best communities to support you and your health!!

melissa5786 2011-04-11 20:58:26 -0500 Report

I know 25 seems like a lot, but it is realistic for me. I just need the right tools. I already have the exercise down. Now I have to get back into measuring and recording my calories and carbs. I can do it. I just need to stop being lazy.

Good luck with your goals, as well!

Bifocal Bunny
Bifocal Bunny 2011-04-12 15:05:16 -0500 Report

Thanks,so far this site seems like a really positive place to get support. Melissa, just keep doing what you're doing and I'm sure you'll make it to your goal! I have to start some kind of daily workout routine but haven't done that yet. Good luck!!