A1C brought down to less than 6

By DZ1234 Latest Reply 2014-01-30 23:40:38 -0600
Started 2014-01-15 02:32:31 -0600

I successfully managed to bring down my A1C to below 6. I was diagnosed at 8+. It was only diet and exercise, no medication. And of course, i regularly monitored my parameters like blood glucose, the calories and carbs i am taking in. I used a software at www.friendofdiabetic.com.

I religiously logged my readings here and was able to see where i was going.

within 6 months, I am down to 6 at A1C. No medication. And bonus ! I lost about 20+ pounds. Time for a wardrobe change.

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LemonChocolatte 2014-01-29 06:14:24 -0600 Report

Definitely daily exercise, kept my weight just above looking ill (119-124). Daily morning cup of hot cinnamon tea before eating anything, sometimes I used just cinnamon, other times I used flavored green tea (peach), just to switch the taste. No complex carbs, not even wheat pasta, or brown rice, no cheating, ate smaller portions, chicken breast salads, salmon salads, plain salads, my snacks were things like walnuts, almonds, apples, blueberries, strawberrie, watermelon, cantaloupes, cucumber slices, celery sticks, jicama, garlic hummus dip, fresh vegetable/fruit juicing. No sugar free anything,

I did all the things I did not want to do. Ate all the foods I would have preferred not to eat, exercised on days I did not feel like exercising. Honestly…there were days I just wanted to say the heck with this strict diet. However, I knew I could not give up or give in to my food temptations. I just refused to allow food take over.

Lastly, when you see progress, when you have fought the temptations, and overcome your old eating habits, there's a sense of accomplishment that takes over and you feel REAL good about yourself. Yes, there are days you will eat something you should not eat…that's fine, ..subconsciously that inner voice will get you back on track, just listen and obey!

Lastly…journal every bite you place in your mouth. To see what you have consumed in a day will reveal what you are made of. Good Luck my friend, you can and will do it. Allow yourself to fall, but not too frequently.

DZ1234 2014-01-30 23:40:38 -0600 Report

Fantastic. This is what I also have been doing. Yes, I also do keep a record of every thing that I eat and exercise. I now know that I am on the right path.

LemonChocolatte 2014-01-17 17:09:10 -0600 Report

EXCELLENT !!! What an accomplishment. I've had my A1C at 4.9 and became way too comfortable these past holidays. Now I'm at 5.7 without medicaton, just diet and exercise. Keep up the great work. Believe me it's WORK & STRONG WILL POWER!!!

DZ1234 2014-01-29 01:44:47 -0600 Report

4.9 is toooooo good. What do you do to come to that level. How do you keep a track of good things that you do?

Glucerna 2014-01-15 20:37:35 -0600 Report

This is exciting and empowering! Congratulations on making changes to improve your blood sugar levels. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Harlen 2014-01-15 06:55:59 -0600 Report

That's great you need to show this to your diabetic center so they can prove you did it .

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101 Diabetics 2014-01-15 06:47:53 -0600 Report

That is awesome! I'm so glad you are doing so well.

Make sure that this doesn't start letting you have a
false security. Be diligent, just like you have already

And just think, you are not even on meds. I take
one pill (Januvia 100 mg) once daily, and my
blood sugar is staying between 103 and about 121.

Maybe one day I can get off even that one pill!