1st A1C since my diagnosis!

By SandySilvers Latest Reply 2012-10-29 13:19:09 -0500
Started 2012-10-25 21:26:46 -0500

Hey everyone! Ok I'm very excited and happy so I have to share…today I got the results of my first A1C since I was diagnosed back in August. I ended up in the hospital with a bad infection. My BG was 377, my A1C was 14, my total cholesterol was 232, and my white blood cell count was off the charts. Today, my A1C is 7.1, my total cholesterol is 194(without meds!), my white blood cell count is in the normal range, and most importantly…my liver and kidneys are functioning at 100 percent!! Yesssssss!

16 replies

s l k
s l k 2012-10-29 13:02:01 -0500 Report

Congrats! I've been working hard at control since my "re"commitment to control after an A1c of 16…I don't get retested until the week before Christmas so it'll be a challenge. I'm using you as inspiration.

SandySilvers 2012-10-29 13:10:46 -0500 Report

Thank you! You can do it. Believe me, it hasn't been all rainbows and unicorns LOL. But i've committed myself to it and i'm going to stick to it. Good luck in December!!!! :)

s l k
s l k 2012-10-29 13:12:45 -0500 Report

Thanks…sometimes it's more like "tornados and alligators" isn't it…I keep finding out that certain foods don't bother me as much as others, but at least I'm not afraid to try them again.

SandySilvers 2012-10-29 13:16:39 -0500 Report

I'm still learning myself. I have been trying to stick with fresh foods…veggies, fruits, etc. It got me right down. The best thing is that i've found that I still get full and don't crave sweets as much as I thought that I would. It's working. Slowly but surely, i'm gaining control.

s l k
s l k 2012-10-29 13:19:09 -0500 Report

I guess with the ER visit and admittance to the hospital, the need for sweets escaped me, except that I am working some dessert type foods into my menu. I love looking at the recipes on this site.

jigsaw 2012-10-27 16:42:15 -0500 Report

Now that is something to shout about ! Another success story is always good news ! Keep up the good work !!!

Nick1962 2012-10-26 08:07:02 -0500 Report

Sweet! Nice work! I'd do the happy dance too, but me and Harlen doing the happy dance would just look too weird. How about a fist bump?

Harlen 2012-10-25 22:41:31 -0500 Report

Why to go (doing the happy dance just for you )
Great job and keep up the GREAT work
Best wishes