A1c and glucometers

s l k
By s l k Latest Reply 2012-11-04 05:44:30 -0600
Started 2012-10-30 09:30:07 -0500

So as I've mentioned before I started in September with an A1c of 16. The doctors told me that meant I was walking around in the 400's most of the time.

I looked at my average here with my log entries, and that converts to a 6.7% for my A1c. I'm pretty happy that it's coming down…and I realize that my actual blood test in December will probably reflect higher than what's logged. But for now, I'm happy that I've gotten results in the positive direction and just thought I'd share.

18 replies

lanessa 2012-11-02 20:26:00 -0500 Report

Went worked out n I just checked my BG an it's 254 it was 422 so hopefully it goes down some more cuz I brought the bayer A1C today n it says if I manage to keep my BG between 90-140 my A1C will go down so imma manage to stay on the diet eat 3 times a day n take my insulin after every male n exercise after I take my insulin & stay prayed up :)

lanessa 2012-11-02 18:02:00 -0500 Report

My blood count was 422 I tired to keep it under 150 as much as I can but everything I eat run it up so fast within a few mins so now imma go to the GYM

maclover1524 2012-11-04 05:44:30 -0600 Report

What are you eating to have a blood glucose count of 422? Yikes! A normal blood glucose is between 85 and 90. You can keep it at those levels if you #1 fully understand what carbs do to your body and #2 if you work out a plan for low carb eating — even on the run.

We've done that for 10 years now and my husband who is our resident diabetic is keeping his numbers at 90 to 95. We share our information with others because it is so important to know what to do and why you're doing it.

Please take care of your diabetes. Numbers like 422 are very dangerous. Just know that it can be done, my husband did it and continues to do keep his numbers low.

Ten years ago he was on 43 units of insulin, had severe, painful neuropathy in both his feet that limited his walking to 75 feet at one time, was on pain meds, was morbidly obese. Within 3 months he came off of insulin, in 9 months he lost 80 pounds and has since lost another 20 pounds for at total weight loss of 100 pounds. He is off of pain meds (Neurontin and Naproxen) and has walked in 2 5K races. This past May we were in Disney and he walked from 8:30 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. with a short 2 hour break to rest in the afternoon - which we all needed.

Take care of yourself. Those who love and care about you need you in the optimum state of wellness.

DeanaG 2012-10-30 18:48:05 -0500 Report

Gratz on your progress!!!
When I was diagnosed my A1C was 12.6% and I was having readings over 500. Now a little over a year later my last A1C was 5.7% and my average readings for last week was 102!
It can be done, just keep up the great work!! ;-)

lanessa 2012-10-30 17:18:56 -0500 Report

300-450 n that's really bad I'm trying to get my A1C down but I have not had my A1C check in over a year now so I'm going out n but the A1C now meter by bayer they sale it at Walgreens

jayabee52 2012-10-30 10:31:00 -0500 Report

CONGRATULATIONS on your numbers going the right way. KUDOS to you for all your hard work getting those numbers down

s l k
s l k 2012-10-30 10:33:25 -0500 Report

Past couple days has been a little tougher though. I used the 15/15 method in the morning for a 63, had a 74 before lunch, ate and did insulin according to a quick carb count that must have not been accurate and ended with a 225 before dinner. But that's ok…at least it isn't 400.

jigsaw 2012-11-01 17:50:57 -0500 Report

Ok, you can hate me if you like, but I'm speaking my mind ! Of course my intent is good.
Don't pussy foot around with high blood glucose ! It destroys health in a sneaky way, until whamo !!! Most people with diabetes can control their bg with the correct combo of diet,exercise, and meds if necessary.
It's great that your making headway in the right direction, but put your pedal to the metal and preserve your health !!!
Sorry for being so assertive, but that's me.

s l k
s l k 2012-11-01 18:05:59 -0500 Report

Hi there! I printed my log book from here and dropped it off at the endocrinologist yesterday. He called me today and we discussed a new scale to hopefully stop the number swings. I can't believe it's only been 6 weeks since getting back on the compliance wagon…I feel better that I'm in control of my actions, even if sometimes I whine!

jigsaw 2012-11-01 20:21:40 -0500 Report

That is really wonderful ! I would definitely bet on your success ! Keep up the good work, because it really is up to you !!!

s l k
s l k 2012-11-01 20:23:48 -0500 Report

Thanks. It's helped immensely that I've found this site. A lot of interesting discussion, and different recipes.