My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!!

Posted by kateia @kateia, Nov 4, 2019

I just wanted to share my excitement. I had my first A1C test today since my diagnostic test in July. July's test was 10.1 Today's test was 5.8!! I was going to be happy with 8!! I can't believe it dropped so fast. No medications. Just eating right and exercising!!! Woo Hoo!! I'll keep plugging along. Still want to get 10 more pounds off before the end of the year!

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Fantastic…!!. Keep up the good trend and it will be like 2nd nature.

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Kateia, that is AWESOME news & congratulations. Keep up the good work.

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I was worried all day about what it would be due to taking no medications. So happy the numbers show all the work. We hang in there and go for being healthy and feeling great!!

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@kateia That is terrific! Congratulations to you for your hard work and determination. Keep up the good work.
Carol

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Congratulations, Kateia!
Thanks for sharing because it shows everyone that diet and exercise is the key to good health, along with a positive attitude. You are not sick. You are making your body healthier with your good choices in life. It is something we want to do the rest of our lives, if we can. Dorisena

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@dorisena

Congratulations, Kateia!
Thanks for sharing because it shows everyone that diet and exercise is the key to good health, along with a positive attitude. You are not sick. You are making your body healthier with your good choices in life. It is something we want to do the rest of our lives, if we can. Dorisena

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I have been thinking lately how we have been trained to believe in taking pills to cure everything and make us well. Yes, antibiotics can do that and pills can correct imbalances, relieve pain, heal rashes, and all sorts of seemingly magic problems. Some of us need to become scientists to keep up with the diseases that crop up. Frankly, I would rather sew, play the piano, and bake for hobbies. But I continue to read and try to educate myself to keep this old body going as well as I can and feel reasonably comfortable. if I make it to age 90, I plan to sit in my rocker, drink some wine, watch the beautiful sunset, and perhaps do a little knitting. Also, I would like to listen to some Bach, Mozart, or, my favorite, Rachmaninov music. Today I will eat right, exercise, and go vote. Maybe I'll read a little. Dorisena

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Dorisena, Your positive attitude is wonderful!! I only wish that I can keep mine positive as long as you have!!! Yes, I'm hoping that by 65 I'm taking pictures and writing! Not a book, more a journal. I agree with you. We have to read up on everything and be very cautious as to what our choices are. I have seen so many "cures" to diabetes in the past three months that it makes your head spin. I went the less expensive route. I was blessed to find a Hy-Vee dietician that was giving free A1C tests this week. Otherwise I would have had to pay my $75.00 co-pay plus the cost of the test. We have to keep our eyes open all the time. The blood tests that the doctor took in July when I was diagnosed was almost $1,200.00 Of course I didn't find out until I got the bill. I've asked to see what the breakdown of the costs were for the tests. I can get a blood panel any time at our local hospital for $20.00. This made me very curious. I only asked for A1C, blood panel, C-reactive protein, and thyroid tests. Can't believe they would be THAT expensive. God bless your day.

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@kateia That's wonderful! You must feel so good about your great results. I have an A1c coming up and I do not expect it to be that good at all. I fractured my femur in July so my exercise was limited and being around the house too much I snacked too much also. 🙁 I am dreading this.
JK

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@contentandwell

@kateia That's wonderful! You must feel so good about your great results. I have an A1c coming up and I do not expect it to be that good at all. I fractured my femur in July so my exercise was limited and being around the house too much I snacked too much also. 🙁 I am dreading this.
JK

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@contentandwell Since my feet are so painful and exercise has basically ceased, I also have felt sorry for myself and snacked and been a couch potato. My A1C was up in September and my endocrinologist retired, but I can go to a nurse practitioner and get my A1C in late December, and I also dread seeing the number. I know I am over the moon high. I am so mad at myself and have to deal with getting back with the program. I don't know what I am going to do about my lack of exercise. Everything is just is chaos.
Carol

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@retiredteacher carol, it sounds as if you and I are in the same boat. I have gotten back to my club in the last two weeks, but too little too late. I am dreading this. If he wants to put me on a medication I will tell him I would like to hold off to see if I can get it under control with diet.
JK

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@conyentandwell I agree. I don't know what a nurse practioner can do, but I don't think I would consider a med prescribed by one. I'll have to get back to my diet, but I need exercise, and that's not possible. I can't sleep at night because my feet hurt so bad. I am afraid I am going to fall when I walk, so a treadmill is out. I've seen foot pedaling type or vibration/massage type for feet, but don't know if they work. I need a whole body workout—–from top to feet to really exercise. What a conundrum. I never thought I'd be in this fix.
Carol

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Just to let you know I haven't been exercising for close to a month and have been eating too many carbs. I was shocked that my numbers were so low. I have purchased DVD exercise videos from Grow Young Fitness. Most of them are chair exercises or standing next to a chair. There are several DVD's that he makes that works on core, balance, cardio and yoga. I have not used them all yet but what I've used are very good. Not outrageously priced either. I ignore all of his supplements, drinks, etc. It's just an idea. Tai Chi would also be something good to do. I don't know if there is a chair one. Nobody is perfect. If we fall of the wagon, we crawl back up and start over. This site is the best!! I've had more encouragement from you guys than any family or friends. A big thank you for all of the support!! You are keeping me on track. I'm back to exercising, and my food journal. Blessings to all of you.

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@retiredteacher

@contentandwell Since my feet are so painful and exercise has basically ceased, I also have felt sorry for myself and snacked and been a couch potato. My A1C was up in September and my endocrinologist retired, but I can go to a nurse practitioner and get my A1C in late December, and I also dread seeing the number. I know I am over the moon high. I am so mad at myself and have to deal with getting back with the program. I don't know what I am going to do about my lack of exercise. Everything is just is chaos.
Carol

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Carol, you have close to two months to get on track!! You can do it!!! Let's do it together. My challenge to you!!

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@kateia If I could exercise, this would be a good motivation, but until I can reduce the pain in my feet so that I can exercise, I'm at a standstill, I can go back to a strict diet, but this holiday time of year is so hard for me to ignore all the delicious food we don't usually have any other time. So, I'll have to come to terms with it myself for the time being and try to re-think my situation. Thanks for your encouragement.
Carol

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@retiredteacher

@conyentandwell I agree. I don't know what a nurse practioner can do, but I don't think I would consider a med prescribed by one. I'll have to get back to my diet, but I need exercise, and that's not possible. I can't sleep at night because my feet hurt so bad. I am afraid I am going to fall when I walk, so a treadmill is out. I've seen foot pedaling type or vibration/massage type for feet, but don't know if they work. I need a whole body workout—–from top to feet to really exercise. What a conundrum. I never thought I'd be in this fix.
Carol

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@retiredteacher I tend to want to see the doctor too, not an NP, but I have seen a couple of pretty good ARNPs.

There are chair exercises, that would be better than nothing. I know the feeling, when I couldn’t exercise I was worried that I’d never be able to get back to it again.

@kateia has some great ideas. That book might be worthwhile to get. Kateia, are these exercises advertised by the young, blonde guy on the internet? They are not all chair exercises, right? Does he have exercises for osteoporosis?
JK

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