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A Non-scale Victory and a Neat New Book

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

3 months ago, I had a hemoglobin a1c test done and my results were 6.3 - a pre-diabetic number. I went (mostly) no grain for the last 3 months. Yesterday I got my new a1c results. My numbers went down 3 points to 6.0! The Hemoglobin a1c test measures what your average bloodsugar level is over time and is a pretty good tool for diagnosing and evaluating how well you are managing your diabetes. I would actually like to get my numbers a bit lower. 6.0 is the very highest number that is still considered "normal" - and even that is up to some debate. But I am glad that I am getting this under control.

Today my muscles - esp. my right hip - are very sore and very tight. I just got my new book in the mail - "Relaxercise: the Easy New Way to Health and Fitness". It is based on the methods of Feldenkrais. I've been doing an exercise from the book for the last week and a half and have found it very helpful for alleviating my low back pain. I hope that the rest of the book is as helpful.
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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 5/8/2013 2:46PM

    Well done for getting your numbers down!! You must feel great to know that you can succeed! And thanks for mentioning that book - it sounds familiar somehow, I'll have to go look it up and see what it's about.
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STEPBYSTEP_ 5/7/2013 9:55PM

    Congratulations on getting your levels down, that's a wonderful victory! The book sounds really interesting as well emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 5/7/2013 9:00PM

    Way to go on getting that A1C down to 6.0.

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FRAN0426 5/7/2013 8:56PM

    You hard work is paying off with the A1C being lower---congrats. Sure do hope that the new book will be very helpful for you.

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