A1c 10.1%

By Brandijean2121 Latest Reply 2018-02-17 22:05:04 -0600
Started 2018-02-16 13:19:14 -0600

My a1c was 10.1% on Dec 29th 2017. My diabetes specialist wants me to watch my carb intake and i was put on insulin on Jan 29th of this year. i need some help on good websites for recipes to help with my carb intake and losing weight to get my A1c down. Thank you!

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2 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-02-17 22:05:04 -0600 Report

Hey Brandijean, it's nice to meet you. I am glad you are part of our supportive community. Sorry to hear about that a1c your received. I am glad you are working with a diabetes specialist, and getting guidance on how to take better care of yourself. You are part of a community of people who really understand diabetes because they are walking the same road with you. I hope you are getting lots of support. Lowering stress, having someone to talk to, doing things you enjoy... this all contributes to your overall wellness. Remember: body, mind, spirit. I hope you will stay in touch with us!

Type1Lou 2018-02-17 11:22:57 -0600 Report

Some of the recipes here are quite good. I love the low carb pancake one made with eggs and cream cheeses and flax seed meal. Have you counted the carbohydrate grams you now consume every day? This is a very good place to start. Everyone has their own "magic number" of carbs that work for them. There is no one right number for us all. We come is all shapes, sizes, ages and metabolisms. The right number is the one that will allow you to maintain an ideal body weight and better blood sugar levels. If your BG's are too high and weight loss is a goal, reduce your daily carb gram intake until you reach a level that gives you the results you want. The magic number for me is 110 to 115 total carb grams per day. Some people here eat more and others eat less. Read all the labels on the food that you buy and pay attention to the serving size as well. For foods without labels, get yourself a carb guide or app. "Calorie King" is a good one. I also use a digital nutrition scale that allows me to weigh my food, input the food code and it tells me the nutritional values for that food which include carb grams. I would recommend that you read Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution". That book opened my eyes to the role played by carbohydrates in raising blood sugars and, I believe, it contains some recipes (I've loaned my copy to a newly-diagnosed friend.) My last A1c was 6.2.

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