Awesome Dr Appt & Great test results

By smurfysuzi Latest Reply 2013-07-22 16:09:41 -0500
Started 2013-07-18 19:23:06 -0500

So yesterday was my first official check up after being diagnosed in February of this year with type 2 Diabetes. I had an appointment in April, but it was more of a "how ya doing? How are you handling it?" sort of appointment. This time my Doctor checked my A1C, Cholesterol and did a general panel. In April's appointment my doctor said she wanted me to be below 200 lbs for this appointment.
I am very proud and happy to report that I did manage to lose enough weight to be under 200 lbs - something I haven't been since high school. I am only 20 lbs away from my goal - the weight at which my doctor will let me try to manage my Diabetes without any medicine. My A1C has gone from 9.4 in February to 5.8. I feel awesome!
SO i just had to brag a little about how well I'm doing.

15 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-07-22 16:09:41 -0500 Report

Hi smurfysuzi, congratulations. Just amazing!!! Excellent news. Evidence of all of your hard work. Gary

AlternateMarie 2013-07-18 22:48:01 -0500 Report

Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, what lifestyle changes did you make? My A1C is 6.6 so I have to work on getting that down.

smurfysuzi 2013-07-18 23:37:23 -0500 Report

I mostly just changed what and how I eat. I eat 3 small meals a day and 2 - 3 snacks. I watch the carbs and try to eat more veggies, fruit & lean protien than anything else. With the weight that I've lost - which now totals 75 lbs from last summer to now- its easier to be more active. I just have a lot more energy to burn. I'm going to start an exercise regimen soon, but as of right now I don't do any typical exercising.
Mostly I've just been really strict on what I do and don't eat and drink.

Rebelove 2013-07-18 20:40:19 -0500 Report

Fan-TAS-tic! :) This is wonderful news! You must be very committed to getting a handle on this disease, and I am so proud of you> You are an inspiration to us all! Keep up the great work, and keep on keeping us posted! :)

smurfysuzi 2013-07-18 21:14:01 -0500 Report

Thank you so much! I am determined to get a handle on my diabetes and to be off of meds by the end of the year.