A1c

lab54
By lab54 Latest Reply 2014-09-29 16:58:30 -0500
Started 2014-09-26 16:39:10 -0500

I have been a type 2 since March 2010. I got my A1c down to 5.1 - 5.7 ever sent then. Now, today I see the Doc and they take my A1c and it is at 7.1.

Does anyone have an idea that it would go up that much in 3 months.

I do eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, I do not eat anything processed unless I have no choice, I do use regular sugar, honey, agave, and have cut out almost all soda.

Thanks Lynette


6 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-09-28 08:08:34 -0500 Report

Diabetes is a progressive disease and our bodies are always changing. Perhaps there is an underlying reason of a health issue that is causing that, but it could just be that your body got use to what you are doing and now you have to find some ways to change it up to get those numbers back down.

Are you on just exercise and diet for control or do you take meds?
Could there have been a few days where you you got really high numbers and didn't realize it or it lasted for a while?
Perhaps you were sick in those last few months and that caused spikes? Remember, your A1c is an average.

lab54
lab54 2014-09-29 16:58:30 -0500 Report

I take Metformin and watch what eat. I am just getting better from a cold from the last few weeks. There has also been a lot of stress. That stress is gone now.
My numbers are pretty consistent. There is always days that are off but do not stay that way.
Right now I am just watching more closely what I eat and the amounts. I do not have much of an appetite most of the time which has to do with my other illnesses.
Thanks Gabby for your suggestions.

rolly123
rolly123 2014-09-27 10:29:59 -0500 Report

Hi know what u mean mine went up also! U just got keep eating veg and fruit it get better I'm hoping it will!
Valerie

lab54
lab54 2014-09-27 01:56:15 -0500 Report

Thank you for the suggestion. I'll give it a go.
Although, not has changed much in the what I eat. But there has been a lot of stress in my life lately and I am getting older. Making the big 60 in Oct.
My daughter and granddaughter are moving out and trying to get my business going. I will have to work on the stress and anxiety and use some herbs in a diffuser.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-09-27 17:18:22 -0500 Report

There are many possible reasons for the elevated A1c, including stress, change in exercise/physical activity, change in sleep habits. This is a really good time to ask your doctor for a referral to a certified diabetes educator who can review your daily habits and make suggestions about changes. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-09-26 18:30:29 -0500 Report

Are you tracking how many carbs you each each day? I would suggest that as a good starting point. Once you know how many daily carbs you are consuming, you can gradually cut back and you should see some improvement. I also found that as I aged, what once worked had to be tweaked to accommodate my aging body. Stress can also be a factor in raising BG's and consequently A1c if it is prolonged.

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