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.