Good news from my Doctor...

By SueIzzy Latest Reply 2010-07-30 12:32:55 -0500
Started 2010-07-29 19:00:57 -0500

Hi ! My name is Sue, and I am new to this website. I have found it to be quite interesting over the last few days. It seems to be a wonderful place for support, kuddo's to you all!!!

I was diagnosed with T2 3 years ago, and think I am finally starting to figure it out. I received my lab results from my doctor today, and he was pleased with my 6.1 A1C results. Gotta love it when you can please your doctor huh?

Thank you for all your advice and friendships on here…I plan to stick around.


Sue ~:-)

11 replies

tabby9146 2010-07-29 20:18:08 -0500 Report

Mine was 5.6 at diagnosis, and was 5.4 the last time, but it took many months to get there. I am aiming for lower. I'm not on pills anymore. They tell me it is progressive, but I think that many of us can reverse it, at least temporarily, but now my diabetes educator says maybe I can reverse it. I'm going to try my hardest. I have heard quite a bit lately, about some being about to reverse. It was hard for me to understand a low 5.6 , very good number, when my glucose tolerance test, the numbers were high.

SueIzzy 2010-07-29 20:35:45 -0500 Report

Wow those numbers are incrediable Tabby! Keep up the great job! Anthing in particular you are doing for it?

RAYT721 2010-07-29 19:30:00 -0500 Report

Welcome to our little community! That's a great a1c score you got there, Kiddo!!! Don't keep your tips to yourself, Kiddo… share your secrets!!!

SueIzzy 2010-07-29 20:34:52 -0500 Report

Hi Rayt721, nice to meet you! ~:-)

The hardest thing that I can say that I have accomplished is portion control. I use to eat quite a bit at a meal and didn't think anything about it. I have a friend who is also diabetic (T2) and she is going through the process to have a lap band procedure done. One of the things that they inform them of is that after the surgery, you will only be able to consume 4 oz at a time. After hearing this, I decided that I could cut down on my portions myself and seems it would be healthier. I will most likely never make it to only 4 oz, but my stomach has shrunk quite a bit. I have learned over the past 3 yrs what will spike my BG, and I avoid those things, so I am eating much better too. I have recently started riding my bike again and am up to 6 miles a day (for 5 days), so now I am getting exercise too. So my numbers should be even better next time!!!!

Harlen 2010-07-29 19:13:48 -0500 Report

Way to go Sue great job
I am glad to have you here
Any one thats worked on getting there #s down as hard as you have knows how hard it realy is to get there.
Keep up the great work Sue
Best wishes

SueIzzy 2010-07-29 19:19:10 -0500 Report

Thank you Harlen! I did see in another posting that your numbers are even lower…awesome to you also! :)

Do you or anyone else perhaps know what A1C level would class you as non diabetic? I have read reports that say it is good to have levels below 7, but I have not read anything that tells what a "normal persons" level should be.

MAYS 2010-07-29 19:47:12 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Anything below 5.7% is considered normal (non diabetic).

As you can see by clicking on the link below, that number is the subject of a great debate:


PRP 2010-07-30 11:32:53 -0500 Report

I heard and read this a lot of times and every time I shake my head and move on. But I couldn't today. When my doctor said the same thing I just couldn't let it go without my rant. Here is more coherent and cleaned up version. There is nothing "normal" about my 5.4 A1C. I am not normal, neither do I feel normal. The only @#$%@ (this is where the language had to be cleaned up) reason why it is in the normal range is because I changed my diet completely and stopped eating carbs and sugars as much as possible along with tons of exercise. (Bye Bye bread & Dulce de Leche and hello treadmill, dumbbells). As far as I am concerned it a pretend normalcy. If I start eating as I normally used to (Hello breads & Dulce de Leche) I am 100% sure that I will be back being abnormal. All I will say is that "I will do a lot of 'abnormal' things in diet and exercise to make sure that the A1C, and Blood sugars and hence my health has a reasonable chance of achieving a semblance of normalcy". Sorry could'nt take the comment " 5.7% is considered normal (non diabetic)" anymore. There is snowball chance in hell that I am "non diabetic" just because my A1C dropped to 5.4.

I once again apologize for my rant.


SueIzzy 2010-07-30 12:32:55 -0500 Report


Please do not apologize for your very correct statements!!! I appreciate your voice, and agree with you 100%. I also have given up the foods I love, and am taking Metformin to reduce my numbers, and I know that I will never be able to eat the way I use to. But I do believe, that with me working hard, eating right and excercising regularly, that every once in a great while, I can have something that makes me happy. Not all are as blessed, and should I reach the levels you hold, I will be content in the fact that I have overcome one of the hardest obsticles I have had to endure in my life.

Besides, what is normal anyway? LOL

Sue ~:-)