Disappointed with A1C results

By Toobsie Latest Reply 2015-02-28 11:57:39 -0600
Started 2015-02-27 14:31:08 -0600

Hi DC my fasting BG has been between 77-99 for the month of February, 2month ago A1C was 6.3 do you think it's lower now. I was diagnosed at 6.5 in September and I lost 30 lbs. in December I tested 6.3 ( I was so disappointed I thought by diet and ex. And loosing 30 lbs it would be lower, no medication for diabeties but in September she started me on lovastatian for high cholesterol I was wondering because of no medication for my diabetes it slow at going down? I'm on a low carb diet about 50 grabs a day also was eating a lot of peanuts.

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CrossfireHurricane 2015-02-28 11:43:13 -0600 Report

Lovastatin & ALL statins increase blood glucose and A1C. This is documented in all of their respective package inserts. Please look it up and you will confirm what I am stating. My doc just put me on Atorvastatin. Within 3 days my blood glucose levels were spiking. I discontinued the statin and within a few days my glucose levels returned to their previous levels. You may discuss with your doctor the possibility of using a drug called Zetia (Ezetimibe). It has no effect on blood glucose nor A1C and effectively lowers LDL, raises HDL and lowers triglycerides - which are the same exact treatment goals of statin therapy.

GabbyPA 2015-02-27 14:46:39 -0600 Report

Believe it or not, going from a 12 to a 7 is much easier than going from a 6.5 to a 6.3. I have been told that as we get closer to the magic 5 it gets harder, like loosing those last 10 pounds. You have done all the drastic things to change and your body may just need a little tweak to make it happen. I know I had lost over 60 pounds and still could not get past 6.4.

Give it some time and be glad for a 6.3. If your goal is under 6 keep doing what you are doing and maybe give your body a little shake up with something new like an extra day of exercise or a different food approach.

Toobsie 2015-02-27 15:26:05 -0600 Report

Oh thanks gabby, I was worried reading everyone else's post well what's wrong with me lol. My cholesterol didnot go down it went up. Doc says nothing but if a1c goes higher she have to put me on meds

GabbyPA 2015-02-27 18:18:49 -0600 Report

For every person who has a great A1c I imagine there are many who don't and just don't share. It's easy to share when you have good numbers, but things that are out of "normal" or "acceptable" ranges are harder to share. It shouldn't be, this is supposed to be a "no judgement" zone, but sometimes we feel embarrassed to share high numbers.

So you read here those who have great A1c's and applaud them because they worked hard to get there. Make it your goal, but always remember we are unique. It's kind of like comparing yourself to the fashion model. we have to find our own place. Work for a goal that you and the doctor have set and don't beat yourself up if you don't have what someone else has.

Toobsie 2015-02-28 11:57:39 -0600 Report

I agree With you Gabby we all deserve applauds. I was just wondering if I was if I was doing something wrong for the reasons why my numbers lowered only a couple of points when I lost 30 pounds, I'm happy for every one and I know it's hard work.