a1c is 6.5

By alicejoart Latest Reply 2011-10-24 08:30:47 -0500
Started 2011-10-09 22:25:50 -0500

I have been working for the past three on bringing down my a1c from 13. I have succeeded with medications, diet and exercise.

My a1c is now 6.5 and I have no diabetic nurse support…

I hope you all will help me to stay on track…I do not crave food anymore…but

I am scared to exercise because my blood sugar drop too low with it…I have to develop a better plan…help!

4 replies

YogaGal 2011-10-24 08:30:47 -0500 Report

I HATE that feeling of being afraid to exercise due to blood sugar drops. I now try to view this as a…shall we say opportunity to indulge a little. I eat a half a bagel (which were totally out of my diet for years) about an hour before exercise, or higher-carb granola. (Gives me the excuse to indulge!) That works for me. It's the post-exercise exhaustion (and lows) that get me. Good luck. Keep up the good work.

Kf6krc 2011-10-10 10:48:39 -0500 Report

Congradations I am working on the same my A1C was off the chart when I was first diagnosed and I am currently at 8.1 need to get a little more!

Marytea 2011-10-10 09:48:06 -0500 Report

Congrat on your wonderful success. You should be proud. As for exercise, I mall walk or walk in a local park as often as possible. I take a water bottle and half a Larabar (they are fruit and nut bars). 1/2 a bar has 15 pretty tasty carbs and keeps be from getting too low. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist for other ideas. Protein bars like Pure Protein bars work for me too. Exercise is an important part of lowering my bg levels and I have found no way around that fact for me. I also use one of the fitness programs for Wii. As I am 61 I can tailor what I do on the Wii depending on how I feel. It's great.

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