Need help getting my A1c down.

By Tulsasnana Latest Reply 2013-02-27 02:44:48 -0600
Started 2013-02-07 21:31:55 -0600

Help, I need to get my A1c down but I can't seem to stay on a diet.
And I never know what to eat.

9 replies

Fefe12 2013-02-27 02:44:48 -0600 Report

Why aren't you getting help from your doctor and a diebetic counselor? That should be the first place you go too. Then talk to others to get thier take on what they eat and adjust accordingly. Are you watching your carbs? Are you taking your meds? Do you need to change your meds? About excercise, find something you love to do. If you don/t like it you won't do it. Doesn't matter how good it is for you or if your friends do it. YOU have to like it. And if you don't like anything, find the excercise thats the least bothersome and just know its for you and it will never be your friend.

msp107 2013-02-08 17:37:27 -0600 Report

it can be so frustrating…I have recently started a healthy eating and exercise plan. It can be so overwhelming. I felt like my life revolved around food and what and when i would eat but know what after three weeks it is getting easier. hang in there we can help eachother!!

Tulsasnana 2013-02-09 22:51:08 -0600 Report

I got a treadmill for christmas and I am tring to walk on it everyday or atleast not miss more than 1 day.

Mirena 2013-02-08 08:16:02 -0600 Report

I'm having the same issue right now. First time in 4 years I am having high sugar issues. I'm still learning about what foods to eat and even the the foods I thought were healthy actually contain a lot of carbs.

Tulsasnana 2013-02-09 22:50:25 -0600 Report

Hi thanks for replying to me. Please let me know if you find something that works for you. I am tring to give up bread and crackers so I think that will help me.

luvjogging 2013-02-08 01:25:59 -0600 Report

You should make an appointment to see a dietician. I do not know your eating habits, but your goal should be to eat healthier and reduce the amount of carbs you consume. Change your mindset. Do not look at it as a diet. Look at it as a new and improved life style change. Tell yourself you are going to eat better. Remind yourself of your current A1C every time you have the desire to eat something unhealthy. Good luck.

Tulsasnana 2013-02-08 01:37:59 -0600 Report

Hi, I did try a dietician a few years ago but it just didn't do much good. I thought
that if I joined this group I might be better off with moral support. I didn't think
that the dietician I saw was very good. Maybe I should make an appointment to see another one

Leslie S
Leslie S 2013-02-09 00:00:35 -0600 Report

Absolutely see another one. And go every six months to a year. I didn't know this should take place until recently so I'm going to see mine again. :)

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