Low A1c

By runthe Latest Reply 2012-06-03 19:20:56 -0500
Started 2012-05-31 15:57:25 -0500

Hi all hubby went to the doctors today and his numbers are great. A1c was 5.7
He was diagnosed as a t2 in september of last year. I was happy for him. He can't understand why I am having a hard time controlling my bs and he can. We eat basically the same meals. I often skip meals just so that my bs will be lower, I take Insulin along with actos and he takes 500mg of metformin twice a day.

6 replies

alesiafae 2012-06-03 13:55:32 -0500 Report

Don't skip meals! That doesn't help. Believe it or not. You need to eat it helps the metabolism to burn fat. Its not eating its what we eat that gives us problems.

jayabee52 2012-06-03 19:20:56 -0500 Report

I want to support that advice, because when I space out my meals too much, I start to get hungry and then make poor choices on what to eat. I will tend to eat junk I shouldn't if I skip a meal, because I am so hungry, but don't realize it till it is too late.

jayabee52 2012-05-31 21:32:01 -0500 Report

Howdy Runthe

I have seen the abbreviation in other diabetes websites: "YMMV" which means "your mileage may vary"

Others have explained it in relation to diabetes saying that diabetes is an individual disease, and what works well for one may not work well with another person with diabetes. That seems to what is at work here with you and your hubby.

Blessings to you and yours!


runthe 2012-05-31 16:18:22 -0500 Report

Thank you! We lost weight and we try to eat the right amt of carb for each meal. I am taking diabetic nutrition classes so I will have to talk with my educator at my next class about other ways I can help myself with meal preparations.

Mark Hully
Mark Hully 2012-05-31 16:10:25 -0500 Report

Since you both are all the same program, it may be that the program is working better for him then it is for you. Diabetes is a tricky disease and the treatments and the things you need to do may be drastically different from what your hubby needs. Maybe you should consider trying something new, so that you can see better improvements.