A1C test

By chopi Latest Reply 2010-11-09 11:24:21 -0600
Started 2010-10-30 15:05:25 -0500

Just took my first A1C test. I was'nt supprised to see it at 11.0 I think I went over a year without being diagnosed and when I was my BG was 420. So I have away to go. I will say I'm happy that my test when waking up was 112 and again 112 after lunch. Hope I can keep it in this range!

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Kirla 2010-10-31 10:16:31 -0500 Report

My first A1C was 14.1. Four months later it was 5.9. It doesn’t take long to get control of your blood sugar. My blood sugar was at almost normal numbers after about 6 weeks.

At first I cut back on starchy foods to just one serving per the package label. I started to eat a large salad every day with supper and started to eat low carb vegetables like broccoli cauliflower cabbage cucumbers and such. I drink 8+ glasses of water everyday.

I then started testing my blood sugar. Doctor said it wasn’t necessary. But if I listened to my doctor I would still be a drug addict with uncontrolled blood sugar. I haven’t seen him in over a year now. Planning on getting a new one soon.

Anyway by testing my blood sugar before and at first 2 hours after eating I was able to figure foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After my blood sugar came down a lot I started testing 1 hour after eating and was able to get even better control of my blood sugar. Recently I found that my blood sugar spikes at different times at different meals and now I test about 45min to 1 hour after breakfast. 25 min after lunch and 1 hour after supper. I found that by adding an egg and or a small serving of chicken, pork or beef to my meals helped lower my blood sugar spikes.

My last A1C was 5.2 and all my A1C’s after the first one have been less than 6. It can be done. I even found it easy to do. Everyone is different so you need to find what works for you.

Good luck

RAYT721 2010-10-31 05:53:17 -0500 Report

Knowledge is power, it's been said. It is good to know that you have taken action in working on your diabetes and just joining us is a really positive step. There are so many changes and challenges ahead for you. There will be ups and downs of a roller coaster and the around and around of a carousel. The thing is that through these rides, we are right here by your side encouraging you and wanting to learn from and teach you, guide you and be guided. It gets easier over time but don't let it get so easy that you give up setting and reaching new goals because we are always challenged by lowered weight, lowered a1c's, and increased knowledge. You are among friends (although strangers) here and if there's anything that I can do or say, won't you let me know? It's time to buckle up for a long ride full of motion and emotion. Welcome to our site/community/family!!!