Dr. Appointment!

By thabrat30 Latest Reply 2011-01-22 21:37:20 -0600
Started 2011-01-13 16:06:03 -0600

I just got back from my doctors office. My a1c is 5.5 and he said that he was really impressed with all of my numbers! So very happy!

25 replies

PetiePal 2011-01-17 13:05:57 -0600 Report

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! That's awesome! You broke the 6.0 marker which is really tough for some of us to get down to I'm sure! I hit 6.1 a few weeks back (from 11.1 last August) which was encouraging for myself as well.

Keep it up!

Diabetic_angel88 2011-01-16 11:32:41 -0600 Report

that's amazing you were able to get your A1C down to that can you give me some advice as to how to lower my A1C mine has never been lower than 9.1%

thabrat30 2011-01-16 16:37:29 -0600 Report

Thanks! I just changed everything I ate and made a conscious effort to make sure I read what was in the foods and I asked a lot of questions. You have to figure out what foods work best for you. It is a difficult thing to do, but once you know what will raise your bs it will be easier to lower that over all number.

gorrilla 2011-01-15 15:24:56 -0600 Report

I see from reading further that your hypoglycemic. Not very educated on that end of the spectrum. That means you have chronically LOW blood sugar doesn't it?

thabrat30 2011-01-16 16:34:45 -0600 Report

Yes I am hypoglycemic. It is low blood sugar. Mine is reactive. Which means that my bs will shoot up after eating large meals or something with a lot of carbs and sugar. My body produces way to much insulin and causes my bs to drop to dangerous levels. This can take between 1 - 4 hours after I eat. In July of 2010 my doctor changed my diet. He took my favorite foods away from me… at least that is how I looked at it then. I had to change everything I ate and bought in the way of groceries. I am greatful that he did… but it isn't easy. I have broadened not only my way of thinking when it came to food, but also my families. I have cut my carbs to below 40 grams (total) per meal, I eat at least 5 times a day (the 2 snacks are usually lower in carbs then breakfast, lunch and dinner) and I cut out sugar. I bake cookies at Christmas and I made some with splenda that I could have. People who ate them wanted those next year instead of the regular cookies. :-) I guess my best advice would be: first, check with your doctor to see how many total carbs would be best for you. Second, lower the number and eat every couple of hours. Third, read all of your labels… know what you are putting into your mouth. Oh and now that I am feeling better… I am currently running 3-4 days a week on a treadmill. I have not only stablized the bs, I have lost 20 pounds since July! It's awesome! I hope that this has helped a little.

gorrilla 2011-01-15 15:21:46 -0600 Report

Bravo! Down to 5.5 from how high? I'm new here, so bear with me. Mine was 8.1 when I changed doctors, we've gotten it down to 7.0 with a bit of med juggling. He wants it down to at least 6.5. I think that's do-able. What did you have to change?

mom of one
mom of one 2011-01-14 12:13:45 -0600 Report

nice..mine is lower..it was 9.0, now its 7.8

thabrat30 2011-01-13 18:49:54 -0600 Report

Thanks! I am proud of that number! I am hypoglycemic and the doctor said that with he beleives that I have figured out a way to balance my blood sugar.