New A1c for me!

Thomas508
By Thomas508 Latest Reply 2016-09-23 01:54:53 -0500
Started 2010-08-04 07:57:44 -0500

I have gone from 13.2 to 5.6 in 3 months!!!

I knew it would be a good drop but I had no idea it would drop that much!
(doing a happy dance now) : )


208 replies

AndrewJohnsonaus
AndrewJohnsonaus 2014-08-10 15:22:42 -0500 Report

Has anyone in London heard of diabetesdentalcare?
My doctor has said I should see them to make sure I don't have a gum problem that could make my diabetes worse?

Rebelove
Rebelove 2013-12-18 17:32:22 -0600 Report

Congratulations! You must be very motivated. Keep doing that happy dance…exercise will help you keep those good numbers! :)

kimfing
kimfing 2013-09-09 20:11:17 -0500 Report

Congratulations. I will celebrate your hard work with you. I went from 11.7 to 5.5 in almost five months:-):-):-) keep up the great work

tabby9146
tabby9146 2013-06-08 10:38:59 -0500 Report

how are you doing now, what is the very latest? I was looking to see if there was a new number for this year, but the last post I see is from 2012 from last year.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-11 21:53:31 -0600 Report

How awsome is that! How did you do it and what type of diabetic are you:)

Thomas508
Thomas508 2012-04-05 10:13:39 -0500 Report

Sorry I haven't been on here a lot lately but I have explained way down this list. I am type 2. I watch my carbs and exercise daily. But the most important thing I learned when I first started was to test, test & test some more! Test before meals and 2 hours after to find out what each food does to you, I found that some things that really hit some people hard didn't affect me and some things that others can eat would run my numbers through the roof! We are all different in how our bodies process the foods we eat, and as they say knowledge is power! Your meter can be the most powerful tool you have to control this, some doctors don't want to prescribe many test strips to type 2s but you can buy them yourself, I have bought many on ebay but I would also say if your Dr. doesn't want to help, you can always find a new one who will. Now insurance that's a different problem and the reason I buy some myself.
My latest A1C a couple weeks ago was 5.5 so I went up a couple points but still in very good control.

'Second Chance'
'Second Chance' 2011-12-21 22:07:12 -0600 Report

Congradulations Thomas508, I'm very happy for you, now that's an accomplishment!!!! That' my goal, to get my A1c down from 8.1 to less than 7 and below!! Great job, you have definitely encouraged me to stay with it!! Dance on brother!!

ShawnVisa42
ShawnVisa42 2011-09-25 09:02:37 -0500 Report

That is really great news, my ac1 was 11 but I didn't get it check again yet, but soon I will because I been keeping my diabetes level, I wish I was you right now, and that's y I'm here, I'm new to this site.

lacat87
lacat87 2011-10-03 11:28:49 -0500 Report

Welcome ShawnVisa42!! Glad to have you here. I also am new to this site. My A1C is greeping up. I'm at 6.7 and worried what it will be next time! I know that is still within normal limits and a good reading. But lately my bg has been very high.

Thomas508
Thomas508 2011-09-20 15:09:41 -0500 Report

WOW! this post has been up for over a year! Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments! Just to update it 6 months later my A1C was 5.2 and 6 months after that (a couple weeks ago) it was 5.1. So I have been able to maintain it so far!

JSJB
JSJB 2012-03-20 05:13:05 -0500 Report

But how do you do it?????

Thomas508
Thomas508 2012-04-05 10:18:50 -0500 Report

here is the same explanation i posted up above to someone else:
Sorry I haven't been on here a lot lately but I have explained way down this list. I am type 2. I watch my carbs and exercise daily. But the most important thing I learned when I first started was to test, test & test some more! Test before meals and 2 hours after to find out what each food does to you, I found that some things that really hit some people hard didn't affect me and some things that others can eat would run my numbers through the roof! We are all different in how our bodies process the foods we eat, and as they say knowledge is power! Your meter can be the most powerful tool you have to control this, some doctors don't want to prescribe many test strips to type 2s but you can buy them yourself, I have bought many on ebay but I would also say if your Dr. doesn't want to help, you can always find a new one who will. Now insurance that's a different problem and the reason I buy some myself.
My latest A1C a couple weeks ago was 5.5 so I went up a couple points but still in very good control.

Turtle
Turtle 2011-09-03 16:31:25 -0500 Report

I lost my post…Thomas, what a great job you accomplished! Praise the Lord!!! Keep up the great work. What an inspiration you are. Thank you for sharing your great news with us.

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2011-09-03 14:37:22 -0500 Report

Fantastic work, I will do a happy dance for you then praise God. Oops reverse that order time to do a happy dance now.

Pynetree
Pynetree 2011-09-03 11:37:08 -0500 Report

Hey…Great job on the impressive drop in A1c #. You have obviously mastered a healthy way of eating…stick to it!

Nellie Belle
Nellie Belle 2011-09-03 10:24:45 -0500 Report

My last one was 14.1 and I was in the hospital…With alot of hard work and forethought I haven't had a read over 113 for 10 weeks… In two weeks I see my endo DR and am hoping for the best since your blood changes every 3 months! I am happy with the changes I have made and it is something I think I can live on long term…Lets all hope! Congrats to you!!!!Keep it up

jagwolf
jagwolf 2011-06-23 09:07:19 -0500 Report

Great Job! Interested in knowing how you did it. I'm hoping that mine dropped also but don't get another scheduled blood test until August.

EJMac
EJMac 2011-02-21 12:26:36 -0600 Report

You are an inspiration. I know it takes alot of work and commitment. I'm hoping my hard work will pay off big too. Weight loss for me is going slow though. I should know on March 7th.

Thomas508
Thomas508 2011-02-21 16:03:42 -0600 Report

Thank you! I hope everything goes good for you as well! My weight loss went in spurts : ) I would lose several pounds then nothing for a while. I had already lost 25 pounds when I was diagnosed so I guess my body was gearing that way and then I changed my eatting habits (Carbs and regular sodas mainly) to go along with the exercise I was already doing and the other 30 pounds fell right off and my A1C dropped right down.

Thomas508
Thomas508 2011-02-16 14:31:28 -0600 Report

And 6 months later… 5.2! : )

Thomas508
Thomas508 2011-02-16 15:15:44 -0600 Report

The drop to 5.2 is the good news but they also said I have protein in my urine a rating of 20.1 which is above what the high limit of 17 is and they want to put me on Zestron once per day. I have no idea what any of that means so any input on that part will be appreciated! Really glad to see my A1c still dropping but not sure about this.

MAYS
MAYS 2011-02-16 16:47:00 -0600 Report

Great news on the A1C test, here is a link to a few dicussions, and articles that I posted pertaining to Proteinuria (Protein in Urine).

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/56...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/69...

I hope that these links prove to be of some help to you.
~Mays~

Thomas508
Thomas508 2011-02-16 18:32:31 -0600 Report

Thanks for the links Mays! I have been doing some reading and I really am not that high, which is good! It appears that this is very common with Diabetics, which your article states also. There are several other things that can trigger it that are temporary so I’m not going to worry about it too much and enjoy the fact that I have once again lowered my A1C! They gave me Lisinopril 2.5 mg to take for this, it is an ACE inhibitor used mainly to treat high blood pressure (which thankfully I don’t have) but also is common for this to help your kidneys.

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