I have been prowling around here for a couple weeks. My "official" diagnosis was Nov. 5, however, I have been in denial for a while. In May of 2013, my A1C was 8.1, then this past August, it was 7, now I am at 6.1. My doc feels that I can keep trying to eat right & exercise. I also take a couple supplements, that I feel help. He does have me on avoristatin for 3 months. My cholesterol was a tiny bit over 100 - not really high, but he says that if I can get it down to 70, that in itself helps to stave off heart complications. When I asked about checking my sugar, he said not to worry, because sometime that puts added stress on, seeing your numbers go up & down - just to work on the A1C. And I have more than enough stress with other issues in my life. Ok I get that to a point, but in my case, how do I know if I should stay away from certain foods, and perhaps others I eat, are just fine. On the other hand, my gyn in August, was flipping out on me that I am just "doing nothing" I love my regular doctor, so I was just going to buy a meter myself, and try testing so that I can see what works for me, or doesn't. I know everyone is different. I must admit, I am scared about all this, it is overwhelming too. I am taking it seriously, but at the same time, don't want it to rule my life either. Thanks for letting me vent a bit!
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