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Old 02-17-2017, 00:09   #1
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Smile a1c

i finally did it
my a1c was 6.5 in nov
i got it down to 5.6 this month
it took alot of work
but i did it

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Old 02-17-2017, 03:04   #2
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Congratulations to you, pctm

We're really happy for you and proud of you.

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70 yrs. Dx May 2010
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:07   #3
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Congrats on your well deserved reward. Yes its hard work at first, but then it becomes second nature and easy peasy - a lot of the time.

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Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.4 (8/2012) 5.9 (2/2015) 5.6 (10/2015) 5.3 (2/2016) 5.7 (11/2016)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
61 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 02-17-2017, 05:07   #4
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Good going! Well-done!

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Dx'ed Feb 2011 w/ BS > 600
A1C: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Stuff
2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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Old 02-26-2017, 19:51   #5
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just a small off topic question
cause i dont know where to post it
Are my new dates and blood sugars and such
showing up on my posts?
they arent when i see them

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Old 02-26-2017, 23:22   #6
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What I see is April 4, 2016

You might want to ask about this in the Forum Help Desk.
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ack-help-desk/

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Old 03-07-2017, 22:12   #7
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finally had my first cde appt. after
my new a1c and unbelievably
she was unhappy with the improvement from 6.5% to 5.6%
and i asked well what do you want the a1c to be?
she said 6.5%
i had alot of emotions go thru my head at that moment
mostly unbelief
how can they want people to
make themselves worse?
i know its not really what they want
but alot of diabetics work very
hard to get better and to be told
to try for worse numbers just doesnt
make sense
i get hypos yes but im working on that
to eliminate them
and they only just came in the last few months
after a few years of using insulin
i just feel so mad
now i have to log all the food all the numbers and all the insulin
and i tend to get very ocd so this is going to be bad

does anyone think it makes sense or am i missing something?
i was going to try for an even better a1c but i dont relish
the idea of going in to be told its bad to have a good number
ggrrr
what do other people do in this case?

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Old 03-08-2017, 03:31   #8
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I think it's because you ARE having lows that she isn't happy. The goal really is to get it as low as you reasonably can go SAFELY. BUT, I do think some docs are pre-programmed by training that they expect certain numbers even if it is not for the good of the patient.

Also, did your doc give you enough strips to accomplish her goal of testing? If not, give the office a call and tell them that for you to do what she wants, you need more strips that insurance/medical place pays for (I don't know how they do it in Canada).

It's annoying I know. I just finished a month of logging for my appointment on Thursday. I'm really tired of it because it shows...nothing...just that my blood sugar goes whacky when I'm sick and for some weeks afterwards.

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on my insurance plan im allowed
3000 strips a year when using insulin
its alot less for non insulin users
i may just have to tell my dr to prescribe
more than she is to accomodate the extra testing

part of the problem is i dont know how to adjust
lantus for the days i only have a little or no food
if i adjusted it for days with food and days with not
i would be adjusting it too much to see any new results
so thats part of the reason for lows
is there a way to do this adjustment?
i know how to adjust the rapid for this situation
because its based on the carbs i eat
but the lantus?

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Old 03-09-2017, 01:09   #10
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I might have missed it, but why do you have days you have no food? Part of your diet plan? Nausea? Something else? Do you have access to a diabetic educator? They can be helpful and you often don't have to make an appointment - just call.

They told me that when I was sick this past January, if nausea persisted, I needed to eat at least 800 calories. If that went over more than a day or two or I was having lows, then eat carbs for the lows and call them and they would recalculate my Levemir. Now, in my case, I was ill, but if this is part of your diet goal, then I would still speak to them to find out how to adjust the Lantus. I don't have enough knowledge of insulin to really advise beyond that.

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