By runthe Latest Reply 2010-08-14 15:17:01 -0500
Started 2010-08-13 21:04:41 -0500

Hi everyone I went to the dr yesterday. and they told me that my a1c is down to 8.1. My BS was a little high and they increase my insulin again. they was a little concern about my blood pressure because it was somewhat high. the dr. told me to watch what I was eating because my cholestrol was getting some what high. I tlod th em that as long as I am taking prednisone my blood sugar will never go down.

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Harlen 2010-08-14 10:30:09 -0500 Report

You have done very well and over come a lot to get where you are
Way to go and keep up the great work
Best wishes

Kaiyle 2010-08-14 09:42:51 -0500 Report

Don't you be discouraged, Runthe. Just the fact alone that you have gotten your A1c down while being on Predisone, is an incredible achievement!!! Obviously you have been watching what you eat because it is evident in your A1c reading. So keep on watching what you eat and make any changes needed with your food choices. Exercise, take your meds, and stay within your allotted cardbs per each meal. Just like Ray said it's going to take some time and you are making progress. So let that progress be your motivation to work even harder to get that A1c down further. Keep on fighting my friend. I can see it's paying off!!!

monkeymama 2010-08-14 08:56:33 -0500 Report

Great job there…way to go there. My Endo & I have an understanding about when I am on the Prednisone. We have a sick setting for me when I am on Prednisone and antibiotics/meds that raise my BG. Have you asked them about adding Omega 3 supplements to help with the BP and Cholesterol? I have been taking this for about 3 solid months and have been getting GREAT results from this and cinnamon. Before taking these faithfully, I had HIGH and dangerous BP numbers, my Triglucerides & Cholesterol was bad, and my BG's were crazy and all over. My last check (which was last week) is proof of how well it has been helping me. Keep up the great work you are doing there. Seeing is believing…!

RAYT721 2010-08-13 21:40:05 -0500 Report

Progress is progress … and you're making it!!! That's great news about the a1c down which means that you're doing something … something good. Now you got your BG levels down, it's time to move to the next step… the blood pressure and cholesterol. Just like your 3 month average a1c didn't go down overnight, your bp and chol will also take a little work but you CAN and WILL be able to do it. What's your plan??? There are alot of low carb, low sodium, low fat entrees you can put into your meal plan. There are supplements (fish oil, Cq10, etc) that may help naturally if you wish to avoid the bp/cholesterol meds. There are steps and walking and chasing after butterfiles that can help with the heart health as well. Take a deep breath. You're still learning and you're still achieving. Don't give up… never give up!!! Change the things you can and let God change the rest. I'm proud of what you've done and here to support you on what you will be doing for the next test. We are all wishing you hugs, love and support. Keep us posted!!!

runthe 2010-08-14 07:47:28 -0500 Report

Thanks RAYT721, I am trying. I know that this is a journey that I am on, and that it will take me some time to get it together. My plan now is to keep a journal of foods that I am eating. I am gratful for the friends that I have here on DC, and I want to say thank you. Hugs, and love.

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