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Dr Appointment results

Thursday, October 25, 2012

well my AIC is 9.1 cholesterol is high (which I'm not really understanding cause even with lossing about 30lbs+ nothing's changed and some numbers even have gone up!) The only thing I did understand on the letter is Diagnosis Diabetes - Final really not sure what/how to react on this one (so tired of the meds etc, Just going to try and keep lossing weight and hope for the best in 3 months when I go for my next AIC testing. About all I can do anymore
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  • KPA1B2
    They told you by letter that you were diabetic?!?! When they told my hubby, they called him in to give him the results.

    We were sent to a diabetes training which included a visit to a nutrionist. That really helped me to plan meals. I spent a lot of time at the grocery store, reading lables, finding the brand with the least amount of carbs. It amazes me how the amount of carbs can vary between brands!

    I totally get how you feel. I try to do the right thing, but my cholestrol numbers keep going up. This time I was told to eat a low cholestrol diet. Plus a high fiber diet. I added cholestrol to my tracker & I'm not eating that much cholestrol. I haven't changed my eating habits.

    Sometimes, it's frustrating to balance everything!
    1463 days ago
    If you're diagnosed with diabetes you really need to contact your doctor and see if a change in your medication is needed. Have you seen a dietician that specializes in diabetes? That can really help you with food choices and planning what and when to eat to stabilize your blood sugar. My husband is a diabetic and seeing the specialist really helped me with meal planning. He doesn't have to avoid food, but does need to be very careful of portion sizes and how much in a day to eat of certain foods. For example, he knows if he has a small order of french fries he nees to cut back on the bread and or rolls for the day as this would be too many carbs. It's a matter of what he wants more that day. Be sure to eat a high fiber diet, that really helps as well. You've done awesome with losing 30+ pounds! Not all medical issues are related to weight, some are hereditary and others have no reason at all. It's important that you take control of your health and know what you're dealing with. Call the doctor and make sure that you understand all your test results and how they affect you. emoticon
    1463 days ago
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