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The "news" about my type 2 diabetes

Sunday, December 30, 2012

When I met Dr. B, I asked for, and got, what I call a "come to Jesus" talk about getting my A1c under control. His approach was no-nonsense, caring, and clear. If I expect to delay or avoid insulin injections, I must get my A1c below 7. (My last two tests were 7.6 and 7.8.) He added a third oral diabetes med to my regimen, and my blood sugar is consistently in healthy range for the first time in about five years.

I took a home A1c after two weeks on the new med, and got a 7.3; even allowing for some difference, that result seems to be trending in the right direction. At the end of January, I'll check it again. My next office test will be in March. I'm committed to the attention and self-care it will take to improve my A1c

My short-term choices have long-term consequences.

Wishing you strength and persistence as you work toward your own goals!! Keep sparking!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARIE219 12/30/2012 7:55PM

    You are so right about carb control. It's the best first line of action.

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NAYPOOIE 12/30/2012 6:33PM

    As a type II diabetic, I find the best way to lower blood glucose, and hence A1c, is to cut the carbohydrates back. I take Metformin and Actos, which help, but won't keep the BG down if I eat too many carbs. I have to stay under 100 per day.

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