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5.0 in 2014

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Yesterday I got the results back from a blood test I had done. My hemoglobin A1C (blood sugar) level was 5.7, up from 5.6 a year ago, and putting me officially in the "pre-diabetic" range. I'm obviously not pleased by this. On the other hand, the other results were excellent:
- C-reactive protein 0.33
- Vitamin D 44.7
- Insulin 5.0
- TSH 1.410
- Cholesterol (total) 202 (LDL/HDL ratio = 1.2; LDL = 102, VLDL = 12; Triglycerides = 59, HDL = 88)

So my goal is to reduce my A1C level to 5.0 by December 2014. I've already been on
a gluten-free and primal/paleo diet for between 1-2 years, and will continue with that. The main thing I will change, I think, is to go low carb.

Wishes and prayers for wisdom and perseverance on this, as well as advice from your experience, would be gratefully accepted. emoticon Thanks in advance!

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  • v MYHANDS4GOD
    I am hypoglycemic. I have to watch my numbers too. You can do it I am sure.
    881 days ago
  • v DJ4HEALTH
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    886 days ago
  • v WOUBBIE
    All you can do is try it and see what happens. I have a lot of confidence that you'll see an improvement!
    886 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    Congratulations on your numbers!
    My advice is continue listening to your body, find the changes that work for you, and stay active.
    I make a fresh vegetable juice ever morning. That is helping me get my numbers where I want them.
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    887 days ago
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