Fighting to get A1C down

By rmklaus Latest Reply 2012-12-29 10:22:17 -0600
Started 2012-12-26 21:58:41 -0600

I am still fighting with getting my A1C down in March it was 10.9 then I had it tested in November it is 8.4 I would like it down to 7.0 or below. My weight is another thing I am working on too. Starting January I will be exercising a lot more and will try to cut calories and give up soda. I'm so happy to have such a wonderful place to come and feel like I belong.

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Set apart
Set apart 2012-12-29 07:13:42 -0600 Report

Great ideas here, I make sure I eat protein with everything as a balancer. If I eat 1/2 apple will eat a few nuts with it. Try to plan your meals if you can and keep cut up veggies around it helps for those moments of needing something to crunch on. I never keep anything in the house that is tempting to me so if sodas are your downfall, maybe not having them around will help. I drink water with crystal light, lots of great flavors available, good luck. I exercise lots of cardio!

jigsaw 2012-12-27 17:22:37 -0600 Report

My compliments, your definitely going in the right direction ! Keep watching what you eat, along with some good exercise, and you'll be there before you know it. I know from experience, it takes a great deal of will power and you are obviously doing it !!!

jayabee52 2012-12-27 02:08:27 -0600 Report

Following this meal plan did it for me. RM. It is of my own devising and I was at one point down to 5.5 A1c and dropped some 65 lbs. Check it out here ~ I did it because I wanted to see if I could manage my diabetes without the use of diabetes medication of any type (I was on low dose NPH insulin at the time)

James Baker

rmklaus 2012-12-27 18:16:08 -0600 Report

I'm going to try to follow these meal plans. I want to thank you for your help. Congratulations on your success.

IronOre 2012-12-26 22:53:07 -0600 Report

Well, I can tell you the "magical" food that seemed to help me bring my A1C down . . . oatmeal.
I didn't start eating it until maybe a 1/2 year ago and it really has made a difference. My guess is that it seems to fill me up so I don't feel the need to eat anything for quite a while after eating it. I typically add a small amout of sugar and lots of cinnamon to it.
My blood pressure has also come down because of it. I got the idea of eating oatmeal from a book about natural ways to bring your BP down.
Yes, soda makes a differnce too, and I go back and forth with that . . . I will not drink it for a while but eventually start again.
I think you will do better if you eat more fiber (to feel more filled up) and more protein . . . of course exercising helps too.

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