By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-09-14 00:59:30 -0500
Started 2012-09-11 19:36:46 -0500

1. First off, how do I make my A1C better, by having it in a lower scale next time I get my blood work done at the doctor's office?

2. Is it safe to go on a gluten free diet? Since there's gluten in carbohydrates. I am just trying to figure out what to eat, so that I can change my diet. I do consider carbohydrates as comfort food. But now that I know that it's not our friend. It is going to be kinda hard to not eat bread though. Where can you find gluten free foods anyway? Not for baking or making stuff, but gluten free foods. Like which supermarket?

5 replies

Lizardfan 2012-09-13 20:25:37 -0500 Report

The best indicator of how well my A1C is going to be is in my fasting numbers. See where you can improve on those and it will help a lot. If you need a bedtime snack to stop the sugar dump overnite, figure out which ones will work the best and be consistent with that. Testing PP after your heaviest meal of the day is another piece of the puzzle too. Experiment with brief brisk walks to bring your numbers down if needed. Hope this works for you! I have no info on the gluten diet, sorry!

jayabee52 2012-09-14 00:59:30 -0500 Report

translation: for those coming along reading this later and who may not be familiar with the lingo we use here, "PP" = " Postprandial" which generally means 2 hrs after taking your FIRST bite of a meal.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-11 20:35:08 -0500 Report

1. Only you can manage your diabetes to get your A1C lower. To do that you have to eat properly and exercise.
2. This is a question for your doctor. You should consult your medical team before making changes such as this to your diet.

Lowering your A1C takes time. It is not going to happen over night. It took me almost a year of diligently working to keep under control before it lowered the first time.