Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    HISTORYRUNNER   2,821
SparkPoints
2,500-3,999 SparkPoints
 
 
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!

SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MYHANDS4GOD 12/27/2013 6:23PM

    I am hypoglycemic. I have to watch my numbers too. You can do it I am sure.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJ4HEALTH 12/23/2013 12:52AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOUBBIE 12/22/2013 10:44PM

    All you can do is try it and see what happens. I have a lot of confidence that you'll see an improvement!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSTETSER 12/22/2013 6:35AM

    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.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.