Good news from doctor

H8havingDiabetes
By H8havingDiabetes Latest Reply 2014-12-22 06:30:38 -0600
Started 2014-12-20 23:19:03 -0600

Had an appointment with my primary care doctor and received very good news. My A1c is 4.8 and I am cutting my Metformin from 1000 twice daily to 500. I don't have to stick my finger for 2 months but I am going to once a week to stay on top of things. If my A1c is still good after two months the Metformin will be cut to 250 twice daily.
I also don't have to see him again for a year.


10 replies

Pegsy
Pegsy 2014-12-21 18:40:14 -0600 Report

Congratulations! I'm jealous! I would love to get my A1c below 6 and so far I can't even do that on 2000mg metformin daily. I'm hoping my labs next month will show me below 6 but I'm not holding my breath. I find that stress, exercise and sleep impact my glucose as much or more than food even after losing over 80 pounds. I hope my life will settle down to a dull roar in 2015 and that I will enjoy better glucose control as a result.

Again congratulations on what you have accomplished from all your hard work. I can't imagine an A1c below 5. That's awesome!!!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-21 17:37:22 -0600 Report

Hi H8havingDiabetes,
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR but most of all…
CONGRADULATIONS on your wonderful results. Now just a reminder, not to put a damper on your good news, keep in mind your still a diabetic and can not return to your old ways. Don't thrown away all your great work. I'm as proud of you as I'm sure
your proud of yourself. Agsin, congratulations! VL

H8havingDiabetes
H8havingDiabetes 2014-12-21 13:14:56 -0600 Report

Last year when I was told I had Diabetes, I didn't believe it. When I decided to take it seriously, I began researching Diabetes to see if there was a way to get rid of it.
The first thing I decided to do was lose weight. I weighed 278 and am now at 219. I switched from regular Coke to diet soda and quit drinking Sunny D.
I then started tracking carbs and also began to eat less.
As time went on, I started working the good stuff (pizza, hamburgers, ice cream and desserts) into my diet and have maintained the carb levels at a respectable number.
I think the key was losing weight and watching what I eat.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-12-21 17:12:32 -0600 Report

Congratulations on the results you've achieved with all your hard work! Sticking with these changes is going to help you continue to manage diabetes. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-12-21 11:56:04 -0600 Report

What fantastic news for the holidays. Perhaps you can share some of the methods you used to achieve such outstanding results.

Steve

RosalieM
RosalieM 2014-12-21 11:13:41 -0600 Report

Metformin causes heart disease. I refuse to take it all or any diabetes drugs. My A1c has been 7.5 for many years. I am perfectly healthy. I hope you will consider getting off it all together. It is given out like candy. If your A1c is 4.8,
you should be able to do it with a very low carb diet. Just test a lot until you figure out the diet right for you and you will be free.
Grandma Rose

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