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How I Got My A1c Down


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I started watching just my carb intake, making sure that 90+% of the carbs I was taking in were good carbs.

I added a supplement to my regimen, Lecithin. Now the Dr said that my changes are what have made the diffrence, but I am not so sure, I think the Lecthin has something to do with it. emoticon
- Submitted by DAARJ53 7/17/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 5 Comments
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NINALEE35 7/17/2010 2:32:00 PM

    Thanks. My A1c was 8.1 last time. I really, really need to bring it down. I'll start checking out what carbs I'm eating.
WIEBENGA 7/24/2010 9:54:00 AM

    That is awesome. I work at a diabetes clinic. It is very tough to have diabetes. I, myself am at the beginning stages of diabetes. That is why I am taking control of my life. I see everyday where people are struggling so very hard with this disease, my husband included. It really breaks my heart. Great job though, keep it up.. emoticon
ELEVYN3 7/18/2010 3:49:00 PM

    I find my blood sugar control is much more consistent when I eat good complex carbs and stay away from simple sugars.
DARWARD27 7/17/2010 6:01:00 PM

    I appreciate it! are you watching the simple carbs and just eating complex carbs? And are you taking in like just 2 servings per meal or the 3-4 that the diabetic diet allows?
CHESAKAT41 7/17/2010 3:32:00 PM

    My A1c was 8.4. The Dr. kept increasng my Insulin but, sugar kept going up. Went to a Specialist and he lowered the Insulin and put me on Onglyza (a new med) take in the pm. A1c came down to 6.1 in a month. I am more level now. What a difference as I am not spiking. My liver produces sugar all the time, but this med has leveled me out. Thank God I went to the Diabetic Specialist.

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