04-13-2012 03:18 PM
When I was diagnosed my A1C was 14.9. My blood sugar was 583. I felt fine but I lost like 25 pounds and was always thirsty. My mom knew what was happening and thanks to her I was never in the ICU. 1 month after I was diagnosed my A1C was 9.6 and 2 months after that it was 5.7. I was so happy when I saw the number. All the work that I did just to get that one number. Amazing. You have to work hard even when things seem bad. If you don't then you will have so many more problems during with your health. Do you honestly want your leg or arm cut off? Probably not. Keep your heads up!
04-13-2012 03:44 PM
nice going. amazing how a single number can make us so happy or frustrated.
You go to school to learn, not for a report card.
You use your meter to learn, not for a report card
Type 1 (LADA).. Novolog/Levemir
Adult onset T1
04-13-2012 10:55 PM
Congratulations, Brooke-you have done really well!
Obviously your good attitude has a lot to do with that, but perhaps you could explain to the other people coming her after diagnosis how you managed so much progress--what worked and what didn't , which might help others here follow in your footsteps...
Diagnosed Type 2, with an A1c of 11.4 in 2003; averaging a 5.0 A1c since then with diet, exercise and Glipizide XL + meds for blood pressure and cholesterol. A bit dated, but scroll down on this page if you want to know more ...