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 . . . 7.5
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!
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip Toe if you must, but take the step.
Wiping the slate clean for 2013!