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MamaP
04-07-2010, 02:27 PM
I am a type II diabetic - diagnosed almost 11 years ago. Last year (August) I was put on insulin 4 times a day and had an A1C of 12.1 (which is horrible, but my highest A1C ever was over 13). I joined 3FC and started my journey on February 25, 2010. Within a week I called the doctor and because of my blood sugar readings they cut my mealtime insulin doses in half. Well, yesterday I went to see the doctor and had new blood work done. An A1C test measures blood sugar levels for the previous 2-3 months. After only 5 1/2 weeks of my new lifestyle my A1C has improved to a . . . drum roll please . . . :carrot: 7.5. :carrot:

A 7.5 is amazing for me. It means I have cut my average blood sugar in half. The target number for a diabetic is 7.0 or below. This is the first time in probably 8 years or so that I have even been close to anything in the 7's. I'm hoping my next test (in July) will put me in the 6's. My doctor is doing a happy dance! :carrot:


astrophe
04-07-2010, 02:31 PM
Wahoo! That is awesome! :carrot:

I don't get my labs done til May but I'm prediabetic and I know the A1C drill. You keep on rocking it! :cheer:

A.

Terre
04-07-2010, 02:31 PM
That is so amazing. My papa was a diabetic. So I know how important those numbers are. I had to give him shots..and I hated it but he had to have them.
Maybe your numbers will drop even more. Great job!


westernsoutherngirl
04-07-2010, 02:59 PM
That is awesome! If your ticker is accurate then you have lost approximately 5% of your body weight and look at the rewards! It will only get better as you keep going! Keep up the good work!

Shannon in ATL
04-07-2010, 03:10 PM
Fantastic!