Sharing some news

DJackwon
By DJackwon Latest Reply 2011-05-21 18:14:43 -0500
Started 2011-05-16 12:48:35 -0500

I went to my PCP this morning and recieved my first A1C of 6.2, I have lost 11 pounds lbs since diagnosis and she lowered my bp medication today. Those are both better than I had expected since my diagnosis of type 2 on March 3, 2011.

My HDL is 38 and my LDL is 114, Triglycerides 123, one of these numbers she wasn't thrilled with am guessing my bad cholesteral since that number should be below 40. So ended up with a medication to aide my diet and cholesterol. Other than that apparently by using the advice here and reading the books recommended, things are going pretty good.

Also was recommended to up my vitamin D from 1000, to 2000 today. For some reason my Vitamin D level is showing at 10…so up the dose and see if that helps. Hope everyone is having a great day! {{hugs & best wishes to all}}

- Debbie -


31 replies

blueeyes33
blueeyes33 2011-05-21 17:55:05 -0500 Report

Congrats!! You should feel very proud!! The vitamin D thing is important for D..sorry just can't remember why.My endo told me to go outside in the sun for at least a few minutes a day..I have alot of medical problems so i have to take alot of Vit. D

Flustrated
Flustrated 2011-05-18 20:15:37 -0500 Report

If I lose weight I'll be a skeleton. I'm glad losing weight is the answer for most diabetics. Glad your A1c was good.

DJackwon
DJackwon 2011-05-19 17:52:31 -0500 Report

Oh I needed it thats for sure! I wish I was thin, but am a work in progress lol, and thanks I feel pretty good for my A1c bein there!

{{hugs}}

-Debbie-

sNerTs1
sNerTs1 2011-05-18 18:31:32 -0500 Report

WTG girlie girl !! Keep up the great work. Its times like that that really throws motivation in high gear, dont down shift!

I Love hearing these things.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

DJackwon
DJackwon 2011-05-19 17:47:00 -0500 Report

Thanks! I love to hear the good things too, and I don't plan to downshift. Got a great family in my homelife, a great family here on DC and there is so much positive re-inforcement it just inspires you to keep going.

Take care and {{hugs}}

-Debbie-

tripletsmamaw
tripletsmamaw 2011-05-17 21:42:26 -0500 Report

I have been on the shots for two months now, my a1c when i got on the shots was 10.9 and two months after shots my a1c was 6.9. My endo dr was very please with the numbers. Only thing I have a problem with, is being on the insulin , i am having trouble loosing weight.

DJackwon
DJackwon 2011-05-18 07:35:18 -0500 Report

Im not on meds for diabetes and hope to keep off them as long as possible. I have heard some on shots at times have difficulty losing weight. Perhaps check with your nutrionist on that? Or your PCP might have some ideas. For now, walking and watching what I eat seems to do the trick. I wish you well with that.

- Debbie -

dgraff
dgraff 2011-05-17 11:04:45 -0500 Report

Congratulations, that is great. I am starting a new endo dr this week and hope to get things back on track.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-05-16 13:33:59 -0500 Report

I am so proud of you…A1C is great and so is the weight loss. I was low on Vitamin D, too, and now have been on it almost a year and it is coming up quiet nicely…Definitely has helped my immune system, no colds or flu this winter or spring, and that's amazing to me…Good Luck to you.

edvel54
edvel54 2011-05-16 13:15:00 -0500 Report

way to go on your weight lose! and your A1c is great. Keep up the good work

DJackwon
DJackwon 2011-05-16 19:29:18 -0500 Report

Thats encouraging, I was so scared when first diagnosed, and am such a wuss when it comes to trying new meds…but when I think of the alternatives..I will take the help with lowering the cholesteral.

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