Bad a1c

By diabeetle Latest Reply 2014-03-09 20:28:13 -0500
Started 2014-03-09 17:04:31 -0500

Earlier today, I read a post of which asked for advice in checking bg consistently through the day. I have the same problem, my a1c being just as bad as the writer. However, being busy with school and work,( both don't allow phones, and I don't use a pump) I would like to know of any tips at all that could help me with my situation. Without alarms, how do you get out I the habit of a mystery blood sugar all day? How do you get back into the habit? Possibly diet tips for a lower a1c as well? Thank you!

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jayabee52 2014-03-09 18:10:49 -0500 Report

Howdy diabeetle
I would think that if it were for a medical reason the restrictions on phones may be lifted in both places if you could exhibit a need, and promise not to take calls on company time.

What Type of diabetes do you have? How do you attempt to control it? Do those places you are prohibit the use of glucometers as well?

If you are looking for meal planning advice (aka"diet" tips) I had used this meal plan to control my Blood Glucose, lower my A1c to 5.5 and lose 65 lbs. I have followed this same basic plan (with minor tweaks due to CKD for which I needed dialysis) for 3 years now. See it here ~ Please do me the kindness of reading and sharing your comments on the plan

God's Best to you and yours

James Baker

diabeetle 2014-03-09 18:22:32 -0500 Report

I have type one, however I have tried to work out arrangements with my employer, but they are ones who are very strict with their cell phone policies. They allow all of my necessary medial supplies though. Any hope for a solution that requires no alarm?

mjhorgan 2014-03-09 20:28:13 -0500 Report

I think you need to get away of thinking about testing on a predetermined scheduled. I test 12 to 14 times per day, I test when I need to test. This includes before all meals or snacks, before and after exercise, and I test a few hours after meals. Other than that I test when I feel I need to want to test. I no longer feel low blood sugars, but anytime in the day I don't feel I know my number I test. My A1C have been in the high 5 and low 6's for years. I carry my monitor everyplace I go, restaurants, movies, on walks, in the gym. I never leave home with out it.

jayabee52 2014-03-09 18:51:24 -0500 Report

outside of remenbering to take your BG levels, I cannot think of anything. I will give it more thought and will return and post it here if something occurs to me.

Did you look up and check out my plan? I believe it may be useful to T1s if they're having difficulty with high BG levels. I know it won't eliminate your need for insulin, but I believe it will affect your BG and A1c levels. The only worry I'd have if you tried this is the danger of hypos.