Shocked at A1C results:)

By Suzy24 Latest Reply 2018-01-07 18:47:19 -0600
Started 2018-01-05 17:07:59 -0600

I saw my dr. today to get multiple test results including the final results for my adrenal tumor. Good news on the adrenal tumor - it's non functioning at this time so no surgery, just monitoring. What was a total shock was my A1C - 4.9! I've been following LCHF for the last 2 months but thought my A1C would be in the low 6 range based on my BG numbers. My dr. asked me if I was having lows. I said not unless it was during the night and I didn't know it. My morning number ranges from 72 to the low 100- most in the 80s & 90s. Bedtime numbers run 140-175 most days. My dr. seemed pleased with my A1C but I'm a little concerned that it might be too low. She took me off Tradjenta but is keeping me on 10 units Levemir taken at bedtime.

While I'm pleased my A1C has gone down significantly from 7.5 in late September I'm concerned it might be too low and/or there's nighttime lows I'm not aware of. She also wanted me to start Lisinoprol because I'm diabetic and I told her NO - I read about too many problems about it on DC (thank you). She said it can be toxic to some people and respected my refusal.

3 replies

cmr55 2018-01-07 18:47:19 -0600 Report

Great Job you keep it up and you will be off all insulin. The 10th I will be off insulin 4 years. My BS are in the 80s to 100 range.

GabbyPA 2018-01-06 06:28:17 -0600 Report

That is AWESOME! As long as you are not suffering lows, it sounds like a great plan to me. See how things shift once off your meds, but it looks like you are doing a great job.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2018-01-05 20:06:27 -0600 Report

Mine are like that in the morning and by bedtime it is about 125. However, they are a little higher if I eat a snack before bed.

My doctor had to take me off of lisniopriil because it made me cough really bad. The same thing happened with my neighbor and my sister. Good to hear about the tumor.