Didn't used to have a "pre-diabetic" category... back when I was diagnosed, you either were or you weren't and that was that. If you got "close" it was just the early stages...
...funny that before I logged on here I was just looking up those A1C stats... I didn't realize that to be diagnosed with diabetes, it's commonly accepted that you have to have a consistent A1C level at 6.5 or higher! Mine dropped to 6.4 three months ago (a LOT of hard work! LOL) and it's still there--just tested this week again... and HOUNDLOVER, 5.9 is NOT considered high by most doctors, so I was surprised that you were concerned about it... all doctors are people too with their own opinions, and you're right to stick with what yours wants for you--if you trust where he/she is going with it, then that's great-- and congrats on the great numbers!
Mine doesn't want control that tight because I tend to bottom out, which would be worse if it starts down as far as it would have to be for that A1C.
In fact, it's a bit after 4 am here and the reason I am up doing this is because I woke up with my blood sugar levels too low. I couldn't see very well to even do the test, so I knew it was pretty bad--it affects my vision. I started eating glucose tablets before I even did the testing... and when I did see the testing results, it was 49... twenty plus years at this and still learning! LOL
I do agree that this team is a great place to learn more about living with diabetes--after all, who better to learn from than people who are doing it? LOL
We all have a unique experience of life, and it is really helpful to be able to learn from others' experiences and pick and choose and experiment to make our own a bit more liveable...
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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