Just came home from My Dr. Appointment..

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-03-09 11:27:09 -0500
Started 2015-03-03 10:03:29 -0600

Yep..A1C…is 5.4…Doctor said my liver issue has completely "corrected itself"…my liver couldn't possible be functioning any better..kidneys are perfect..thyroid is perfect…Blood pressure is perfect. cholesterol damn near perfect…you name it…it is right on target…AND there is hope for the future..because he had 3 medical students in with me while I was with him…and they were questioning me and my doc like crazy..Maybe we are making three more endos that ACTULLY GET IT…

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ReaderReader12 2015-03-09 11:27:09 -0500 Report

YOU ROCK!!!!! Keep up the great work. My A1c went from 8.1, the 7.3, this last time 6.7 I am getting there. You inspire me to keep working. Thank you.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-03-04 18:06:07 -0600 Report

Hi Jibber Jabber, this is really great news. Congratulations! Lots of hard work on your part, I am sure, and it paid off!

Mallacai 2015-03-03 13:23:38 -0600 Report

Wonderful news Jibber, All your research, hard work and willpower paid off. Now you can go to Cheesecake factory and celebrate with a genuine cheesecake. ( Just kidding ) .
P.S. I am getting envious of Mark S wink,wink.

Pegsy 2015-03-03 12:42:43 -0600 Report

Congratulations! I am so JEALOUS. I want to get below 6 so bad! You inspire me to keep at it. I have no doubt that 5.4 boosts your confidence in what you're doing and you are more motivated to keep it up than ever. GREAT JOB!!! :~)

MarkS 2015-03-03 11:26:36 -0600 Report

Sweet! Okay, maybe not the correct expletive to use, but CONGRATULATIONS. You must have studies very hard to get those test results! I truly am happy for you and the good news you received. Its obvious that your hard-work with diet and exercise has paid off.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-03 13:01:00 -0600 Report

If you would like to use a different expletive you can inbox me..wink wink

MarkS 2015-03-03 13:09:56 -0600 Report

It was the use of "Sweet" (with many exclamations). I figured that I will get bombarded by my dear friend RosalieM for using such a terrible word on a Diabetic Site. In fact, I may change my moniker to "FriedSnickersBar" just for her. (I was thinking about using "FriedTwinkie" but that would send out the wrong message!)

MarkS 2015-03-03 15:14:17 -0600 Report

And ya gotta love Mil Duds. I'll take that under consideration, but will need final approval from "the person who shall not be mentioned". I'm actually starting to enjoy finding holes in her posts; does that make me a mean person? I mean, she is a grandmother!

haoleboy 2015-03-03 11:07:03 -0600 Report

A testimony to the value of catching it early and aggressively treating diabetes through lifestyle changes,
Well done young lady!


Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-03 13:02:38 -0600 Report

I was lucky..lucky because I caught it early and lucky because I had a previous experience eating LCHF…So I when I went into it I already knew what I was doing…many people don't think they can do it…but I already knew I could…

sweetslover 2015-03-03 13:41:07 -0600 Report

When I was Dx 5 months ago, I didn't think I could do it, but my numbers show I can. If you want something bad enough, you are willing to work and do what is necessary.

RosalieM 2015-03-03 10:49:53 -0600 Report

That is absolutely wonderful. I am thrilled. I am also thrilled that those new doctors are learning.
I have an issue with my spinal canal narrowing and pinching a nerve. The Spine doctor, not my regular doctor looked at me and said Do you realize you are healthier than most people your age? Actually I am in perfect health as you are. My A1c is still 7, but it doesn't seem to matter and it doesn't seem to matter if I am 76 years old and have had diabetes for 30 years. My good health didn't happen by accident as yours didn't, it took hard work, but the important thing is it can be done and it is worth the work.

GabbyPA 2015-03-03 10:07:03 -0600 Report

Oh, you don't know how happy that last part makes me! I am so glad that your doctor is eager to share your experience with medical students. That is our future and it is so encouraging. You are going to be that shining light that will break the barriers of stupid old school thinking. At least in your little part of the world. We all should be doing that....you go girl!! And congratulations on your 5.4. All that fat is paying off. LOL.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-03 10:28:05 -0600 Report

THAT was the best part of it…having those young medical students in the room…and I made damn sure the doctor kept going back to my old numbers at diagnosis…I wanted them to not just hear about how well I was doing..but also to be able to compare my current numbers to the numbers I had at diagnosis…The doctor would talk about my cholesterol…and I would ask.."and can you please tell me exactly how they improved since my first visit"…so he had to go back and read that set of numbers…same with my liver..thyroid…everything…I made sure the students understood…