GREAT news, I am so excited!!!

By soldierswife Latest Reply 2012-09-01 11:14:54 -0500
Started 2010-07-03 09:18:46 -0500

So, my first A1C was 6.5. The doctor said he was not greatly concerned but I needed to take control of my diet before it got bad. So, I did, I lost 30 pounds and changed my carb/calorie intake. My second A1C was 5.7. I was pleased it had came down, but discouraged it was still in the high fives. So, Thursday, I went for my pre op clearance and blood work and the doctor came in and told me he was so proud of what i had accomplished that my fasting glucose was great and all that good stuff. Then I got a call from the nurse last night around 7pm telling me my A1C had dropped to 5.4 and I only have to check my numbers in the mornings when i get up and as long as they are below 120 I do not have to worry with the rest of the day as long as my diet stays the same YAY!! Thank you all so much for your support! I am hoping my daughters A1c will be lower when we get her used to this diet, as hers was a lot higher than mine! So, please keep praying for both of us! Thank you all again for all the help!

133 replies

claudiam1 2011-06-30 14:43:03 -0500 Report

That is awesome news I am going to have mine checked next week. I am so proud for you continue your progress!

Chick32811 2011-06-30 05:51:58 -0500 Report

SUPER!! So proud of you! Keep up the good work…glad you were able to take control of your carb intake. I personally cut carbs (at least the bad ones) & I too lost weight & my A1C went down as well~ Nice work!

digitaldoorbell 2011-06-04 11:49:22 -0500 Report

Everyone here should be proud of and inspired by you. I have similar numbers without meds. I think it's important for people who are having success with controlling diabetes to share their stories too. The smallest things can help others and we all know how isolating this condition can be.

Great job!

MoeGig 2011-06-04 07:36:50 -0500 Report

Those are great numbers, but the mistake I made was to aim too low…then I had accute hypoglycemia. For me, mid sixes is the right target. After 46 years of Type 1, you don't see the lows coming anymore…you just pass out…not good…especially if you're driving.

Gimpalong 2011-06-04 01:54:43 -0500 Report

Congratulation on the A1C's and also on your weight loss. You deserve to be happy. Keep up the good work. You and your daughter will be in my thoughts and prayers. Have a great weekend.

tabby9146 2011-03-11 12:01:18 -0600 Report

CONGRATS!!! wow, that's great!!You sound like me, I lost just over 30 lbs. that was all I needed to lose, I am at ideal weight now, I got off the pills after losing that, a year ago, and my last A1C was 5.4!! It was 5.6 before that, and I was determined to do better!! my cholesterol numbers all improved quite a bit too. I still did not like the total cholesterol of 176, I can do better butl will take that any day! Keep up the good work!

Guardianstone 2010-09-22 22:48:12 -0500 Report

Oh WOW, those are great numbers. Keep going. Gods blessings on you and yours.
Hope your daughter gets on that diet, or at least one that works for her.
Guardian stone

Kaiyle 2010-09-03 20:39:14 -0500 Report

Wow!!! Impressive!!! It is so inspiring to see that invested hard work does yield its rewards if we remain committed to it. Keep it going my friend, and you and your daughter are in my prayers for continual success.

maryn 2010-08-02 14:40:16 -0500 Report

I have been under so much stress the last 9 months, that my diet, has just gone out of control. My AiC went to 6.5, i have been able to keep it at 6. My bs has been under 130, I maintain at 100 130 level. I was doing so well, for the first time in years I was smiling when I went to my internist. He was so happy to see me losing weight 35 ilbs. Because of that everything else was good.
Then last Sept my mom was dx w single cell cancer, and died 8 weeks later.
My brother dx in Jan Acute leukemia, he has had 6 months of chemo,so far.
My sister dx w uterine cancer, had a hysterectomy. Praise to God, she did not need chemo. Jan I found I had herniated another disc in my neck, I just had my 2nd fusion on my neck.
I read your story, it gave me hope that I can get back on track again. I am going to lose the weight,(gained it back during the last 9 months), and get all my levels down. I have chronic major depression, chronic pain and my liver enzymes have
blown up. Now seeing another specialist for this liver problem.
I want to get my life in order. I want to feel good again. You did it, and I send u congrats. I will beat this devil one way or another.
I can use any tips from anyone to help me with these carbs. Ideas from you and the wonderful people in here.

msbmaxwell 2010-08-02 14:33:10 -0500 Report

Congrats. Hope your daughters numbers are as good as yours are. My starting A1C when I was diagnosed was 13.8 so I am hoping the diet and exercise can help me bring mine down also. Keep up the good work.

LennyDenny 2010-08-02 11:02:46 -0500 Report

That is terrific news, you work so hard and it's nice to see something good. I just found out on Friday that my A1C is down to 6.1 from 7.5. Morning testing is at 124 so gotta work on it. But that is wonder for you.

PetiePal 2010-08-02 09:31:31 -0500 Report

Way to be. Even a small drop in A1c is a big accomplishment. My 11.2 is down to 10.2 at this point but I've got a WAYS to go :)

Sharon-LV 2010-07-31 15:09:12 -0500 Report

That is super! My A1C went up from 5.7 to 6.0 and I'm not sure why except that it has been too hot to walk durig my lunch hour. No change in medication but I'm trying to watch how much I eat.

CaliKo 2010-09-21 09:58:51 -0500 Report

I like to walk at lunchtime for additional exercise, too. Sometimes when it is too hot or rainy I drive to the nearby mall and walk there. Helps keep me from getting distracted if I leave my purse in the car :-)

soldierswife 2010-08-01 13:27:04 -0500 Report

you know, i would go to wal mart and park at the back of the parking lot and go in on the side i knew didn't have what i wanted so i had to walk across the store and back to make up for not being able to walk in the rain or whatever… but my foot doctor told me that 7.0 and under is not diabetic but it a warning sign!

HnunBeachLady 2010-07-31 12:23:09 -0500 Report

Hello my name is Ana i just joined…

tweetydele 2011-05-14 13:28:05 -0500 Report

welocme ana. u will see a great bunch of people here who are very helpful to what ever prob u may have. GOD BLESS U

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-31 19:47:39 -0500 Report

Welcome BeachLady ,

Glad to see you here you will be glad you joined. Be blessed & know you are favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

soldierswife 2010-08-01 13:27:36 -0500 Report

Hi Ana! So glad you have found this wonderful place! Thanks for joining and looking forward to hearing your story!

Vadamur 2010-08-01 16:16:14 -0500 Report

Hi Ana ~ I just joined too…trying to figure out things here…I'm Kathryn!

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-02 22:13:49 -0500 Report

Happy day Kathryn,
Welcome it was nice to see the spelling of your name. My sister name spelled Kathrin (some people call her Katherine) but my Mom & Dad pronounce it as if it was spelled Cat rene. How do you pronounce you name ? Be blessed & know that you are highly favored & loved in the name of Jesus here.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

maryn 2010-08-02 14:45:15 -0500 Report

Hi Ana I just today. There is some very useful information in here, and I feel like we can pick up some tips from a group of people.

bustamma 2010-07-31 11:17:47 -0500 Report

Congratulations that is wonderful! How did you do it was it surgery? Or just a diet and excercise I need a better diet my A1c was at 7.1!

tabby9146 2011-03-11 12:04:41 -0600 Report

I am sure diet and exercise, cause for me that helped tremendously. We can all benefit from that and it needs to be very regularly.

gramme 2010-07-28 06:02:26 -0500 Report

This is good to hear..I have a dr. appt. on aug. 26..and I'm hoping my a1c has come down..I don't remember what my a1c was in may..I'm thinking it was 10.6..I just hope it has come down..again, congrats

DiabetusJiji 2010-07-10 01:01:15 -0500 Report

Hello my name is Jiji. I just joined. I'm so excited to share my experiences and journies through life with diabetes with all of ya'll. Any whom, on topic, congrats!. This is just the beginning, Im sure - I just lost about 100 pounds and had a hard time starting up but it just fell off. Good job! :-) Good luck, Jiji.

soldierswife 2010-07-15 16:00:30 -0500 Report

wow!! Way to go!!! That is awesome! I cannot wait until i can say i lost about 60 pounds. i am so proud for you! that made me say way to go out loud lol!!!

phara 2010-07-20 12:40:35 -0500 Report

Hi Jiji, good for you for the 100 pound loss, can you telll me how you did it. I'm newly diagnosed and have lost about 12 , I also had a thyroidectomy and having a reallyl hard time of it to the point of getting disgusted but not giving up. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks

Diabetes Research
Diabetes Research 2010-07-08 14:51:27 -0500 Report

That is great! you are doing a good job, another advice to you to keep it well try to do 30 min exercise every day like walking. It will greatly improve you insulin resistance.
Anyway if are curious or having questions about diabetes or how to do better you can let me know! Good luck

soldierswife 2010-07-15 16:04:03 -0500 Report

the doctor had put me off my feet for about 2 weeks before surgery, he was putting steroid shots in the bottom of my foot to shrink the scar tissue in case he had to re-enter there again. So, i lost track of what i was doing but now i cant do much of anything at all and am scared i will gain weight back because i can't walk/exercise like i need too. He told me that wasnt a big concern for him if i followed my current diet. He also told me that through surgery and 2 hours after, i kept a steady 92-105 bg. He said he was impressed with that! thank you for your response and i look forward to talking with you in the future!

GangstaJinDaHOUSE 2010-07-07 16:20:55 -0500 Report

Congrats! We're all so happy for u! My doctor told me to lose 30 pounds but I gained some. :-[ darn metabolism!


soldierswife 2010-07-07 22:29:38 -0500 Report

lol…yea, i wish my was hyper sometimes. i mean it could even have adhd and just be hyper a few minutes a day lol

soldierswife 2010-07-15 16:01:39 -0500 Report

in the beginning i gained about 9 pounds. i finally said, oh yea, i can do this and i just made sure that when i felt like i couldnt do anymore, i did just a tad more and then it just eventually got to where i had to stop because i was out of time and not energy!!

Richard157 2010-07-06 11:04:41 -0500 Report

That is a big drop in your A1c, you are doing great! My doctor tells me any A1c below 6.0 is a non diabetic level. He wants me between 5.5 and 5.9. I have managed to stay in that range for many years. I think it was back in the 1990's that I dropped to 5.3 one time. I had some bad hypos while trying to get it down to that level. My doctor feels that the high 5's is a good range and he advises all his diabetic patients to aim for that level. He feels too many hypos may occur in the low 5's.

If you can reach the low 5's without having bad hypos, then there is nothing wrong with doing that. I have a type 2 friend who has had several A1c's in the high 4's. He does not have hypos.

soldierswife 2010-07-06 17:42:05 -0500 Report

i was having lows a few months ago but i think it leveled itself out! i ask my doctor many times why i was considered diabetic when i could eat and drink anything anyone else did and my numbers were the same as my non diabetic husband, and he said because of my A1C. I also learned that until recently an A1c could not diagnose a diabetic and it still takes 2 of them being 6.5 or higher to be diabetic. so i was considered pre diabetic when my second one came back at 5.7, and that to me was a blessing. i was informed i would never be "normal" and i would always need to test and watch but i think we are doing great at this point! you are so my new role model Richard! I hope to kick this disease for 60 plus years!!

vstar 2010-07-14 21:35:17 -0500 Report

I've been reading your posts and am very impressed! Congrats! Please tell me how you lost 30 pounds and what you're nutrition regime is. I am type1 and would love to get my A1c's lower than 6.

soldierswife 2010-07-15 16:06:28 -0500 Report

i am on the south beach diet. My foot doctor gave me books and stuff he personally had for it. it is working like a charm. He also mentioned it worked much faster for me than he had ever seen it work, i didnt bother telling him i also walked between 1-3 miles a day, as i knew he would be upset considering the condition of my foot lol. please let me know if i can help you! I have heard the south beach diet books are kinda costly, but they were given to me and i dont mind sharing!! just let me know! Good luck with whatever you do try!!

Next Discussion: Endocrinoligist »