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A small step back....

Friday, January 18, 2013

Went to see my PCP today, and I was hoping that my hemoglobin A1C blood test was finally going to be in the "normal" range (5.6% or less). My last test in October was at 5.7, so I was THAT close!

Unfortunately, not only had it not gone down, it went UP! Back above 6%!! Not back into the "diabetic" range, but close enough that I need to more closely monitor my eating, especially in the evening.


Thankfully, my PCP reassured me that it was likely due to the holidays, and then it hit me that in addition to the holidays, I was on the road twice during the past four months! Not making excuses, just a reality check!

Also thankfully, my weight stayed in check, so at least I won that battle!

So...a small step back. Just a reminder that the fight never ends! Vigilance is the key!

Looking forward to refocusing my efforts to get my blood sugar in the "normal" range!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOVEROFANIMALS 1/22/2013 10:29AM

    Keep up the good work! Don't let that little slip set you back. You have accomplished so much. emoticon

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CATHOLICCORGI 1/20/2013 3:42PM

    You've some so far! it is just a reminder, as you say. My DH has managed his diabetes now with diet for the past two years. His A1C was 6.0. When he was diagnosed 5 years ago it was almost 8. Even with the strokes, he has handled it well. I have to be extra vigilant, too, to make sure he stays on track.
It's a reminder for me, as well. I must think before I put anything in my mouth!! It ALL counts!

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GREENGENES 1/18/2013 9:48PM

    Maybe a small step back but you are still doing great. Sounds like there may be a simple explanation and you'll soon get to where you want to be.

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LALMEIDA 1/18/2013 9:33PM

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HEALTHIERKEN 1/18/2013 9:20PM

    It's all good, Patrick. A step back is what we take when we want extra power to push us forward!

emoticon emoticon on the weight maintenance : )

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NWFL59 1/18/2013 8:38PM

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MOBYCARP 1/18/2013 8:08PM

    Even without the blood sugar challenge, I have to monitor what I eat and make corrections from time to time. It sounds like you have a tougher task, requiring constant vigilance rather than periodic monitoring. I hope you can do what you needs doing to get the results you want.

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RUN4FOOD 1/18/2013 7:58PM

    Sounds like vigilance is the key.
Just a few more of those small steps.

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SOFT_VAL67 1/18/2013 5:35PM

    you have done so great, just keep working hard and take care of yourself emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 1/18/2013 2:54PM

    emoticon That's very good that your weight stayed in check. Good luck and enjoy the journey!

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LJCANNON 1/18/2013 2:52PM

    emoticon A SparkFriend of mine has the Motto "Be Ever Vigilant" and it is REALLY True!! We will FOREVER be on this Journey and it is an Ever Changing One at that! We may have 'Up & Down' times, but we Never Stop Learning and Moving!!
emoticon CONGRATULATIONS on keeping your weight in line through the Holidays and being On The Road!!

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CHUBRUB3 1/18/2013 2:33PM

    You are still doing excellent! I can only wish for an A1C of those numbers. I am still up around 8.
Yes we have an ongoing battle, but it will be won!

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IUHRYTR 1/18/2013 2:23PM

    A step backwards to prepare you for further forward progress. -- Lou

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