The best present is my health. Due to the diagnosis of diabetes, I got off the couch and started taking care of myself. I feel great as I am able to do more things which makes me feel even better.
I had a new A1C a few days before Christmas and it is now 5.4 which is great. I'm still working out daily, riding my bike when I am able to (due to the weather) and walking. I haven't lost weight for a bit but I'm okay as I am losing inches. Best of all, I have been able to lower my cholesterol from 203 to 171.
Six months ago my cholesterol was 182 and my doctor wanted me to go on a medication because the diabetes medications that I was on will often increase your cholesterol. I can't see any reason to go on a medication until it is needed. Of course when it did go up three months ago, my doctor wanted me to go on a cholesterol medication. I told her I would think about it between then and my next lab. I don't know why she was surprised that it went down. I was determined not to go on any more meds so I just started making better food choices.
Now, I am on track to decrease my insulin again on New Year's Eve!!!
P.S. I have a new treadmill (new to me, it was my mom's) and will be able to walk at home even more. Hooray!!!
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