Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I was very nervous to get my blood sugar results. It has been 3 months since I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes. My first A1C test had a reading of 12.3 .
Normal as stated by the Mayo Clinic:
"For someone who doesn't have diabetes, a normal A1C level can range from 4.5 to 6 percent. Someone who's had uncontrolled diabetes for a long time might have an A1C level above 9 percent.
When the A1C test is used to diagnose diabetes, an A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates you have diabetes. A result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes, which indicates a high risk of developing diabetes. "
My reading was 6.7 !! My Dr. was mega impressed. Now I have to wait for the rest of the blood results.
Doc said he didn't want to lay it on me 3 months ago. My diabetes and triglycerides were so out of the ballpark and my Dr. felt we needed to concentrate on those first. However, apparently my cholesterol is also a big concern. My triglycerides were so high that they couldn't even get a LDL reading. He is trying to break it to me gently that I might have to take cholesterol meds for the rest of my life.
I am hoping, praying that the results are actually pretty good. I have been working so hard. I've dropped almost 25 lbs since Aug and exercise regularly and have been eating very, very well.
Here's keeping my fingers crossed...