Great lab results

By sweetslover Latest Reply 2015-02-22 11:17:36 -0600
Started 2015-02-18 08:32:16 -0600

I just got in from my Dr. Now, along with my weight loss, I can celebrate my lab results. I was so nervous before the appointment. I felt like I was doing everything right, but I just wasn't sure. My fasting BG was 79 and my A1C was 5.3. That is down from 7.6 three months ago. Now I need to keep from becoming complacent, and continue with my new diet and exercise habits.

27 replies

tabby9146 2015-02-19 14:51:51 -0600 Report

After 5 years I began to get complacent. My numbers were always good and my A1C was too. The lowest I can ever seem to get it is 5.3 and I strive for better. congrats to you!

lilleyheidi 2015-02-19 01:02:38 -0600 Report

Great job Sweets. Keep up the awesome work. I think after we've gotten good results we can become complacent, don't let that happen, you've got this, keep it up !

sweetslover 2015-02-19 08:44:54 -0600 Report

Thanks. My Dr. was extremely pleased with my results, but I'lI have to challenge myself now to try to improve even more, not just think about maintaining my present level. I do not see the Dr. again for 6 months—long time to either mess up or prove to myself that I have truly made a change in my lifestyle.

GabbyPA 2015-02-18 14:04:12 -0600 Report

That is HUGE! Once you get past 6 in an A1c it is hard to get down to that last goal number. You did a great job!

denipink57 2015-02-18 14:01:36 -0600 Report

congratulations sweetslover, that is such great news! keep up the good work! you are a true inspiration!

RebDee 2015-02-18 11:50:31 -0600 Report

Hurray for you. Hope mine is as good. Got down to 159 lbs so I am happy to have broken the 160 barrier that has kept me on plateau for so long. Maybe now I am on my way down again.

suecsdy 2015-02-18 11:35:22 -0600 Report

You're back riding again, right? Won't that help with the exercise?

sweetslover 2015-02-18 14:05:15 -0600 Report

It helps some. It would help a lot more if I carried the horse. :) I am not allowed to lift anything heavy, yet, so I have friends who help me saddle. It sure beats sitting around the house.

suecsdy 2015-02-18 11:33:26 -0600 Report

Terrific news! I made to 6.4 at my last test and my personal goal is under 6. My Dr. is very happy with that, but I would still like to get down a little more. Enjoy your success. Treat yourself to a new book, or a trip to Bath and Body store. Go Sweets!

debcox 2015-02-18 09:28:30 -0600 Report

Awesome job!!! Congrats and keep up the good work.

sweetslover 2015-02-18 09:32:17 -0600 Report

Yes—keeping it up is now my goal. I had to fight the urge to go out and get a donut to celebrate. LOL

Type1Lou 2015-02-18 10:17:12 -0600 Report

Before I became diabetic, my 1st husband and I would buy and eat a dozen doughnuts for breakfast on Sunday Morning! He never developed diabetes but has since passed away. (I developed my Type 1 six months after we separated.) There is a "hell dream sequence" in "The Book of Mormon" where skeletons are dancing while holding huge maple frosted doughnuts…really made me laugh out loud…and personified the evil that are doughnuts.

jayabee52 2015-02-18 10:27:37 -0600 Report

read through the BoM twice and never noticed that particular scene. I guess I'll need to re-read it since I missed it.

Type1Lou 2015-02-18 13:30:01 -0600 Report

Sorry James, I should have mentioned that it was the musical stage version of the "The Book of Mormon" currently on tour. Our kids gave us tickets as a Christmas present. It is irreverent, shocking and hilarious. It reminds me of the effect the musical "Hair" had when it came out in the late 60's or early 70's.

debcox 2015-02-18 09:43:26 -0600 Report

I know what you mean. I still journal all my food. I am 20 days post insulin and doing well. I had a half of a piece of Whitman's chocolate on V day. I would have normally ate the whole thing but it was too sweet and I didn't want all that sugar. Tomorrow is my grandson's birthday so I will have a bit of cake, maybe.

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