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Old 11-08-2012, 02:14   #1
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Just got my first A1c after stopping my diabetic med (glipizide) three months ago - a 5.9! Was hoping for an even lower number after seeing generally 80s/90s at home, but I guess I shouldn't be too greedy I'll continue with my current LC routine (still working on the HF part) and see where it takes me!

Next med to drop - the statin! Based on my numbers I think it's about time.

Thanks so much for all the advice and suggestions everyone's been posting here (esp. about how bad sulfonylurea meds are).

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Great news. Congrats. Do remember that RBC have a life of 90-120 days, so I'm sure the next one (after 3 months) will be more to your liking & expectation.

A1c ~ 5.4
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Control only with diet/exercise. No meds.

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Old 11-08-2012, 15:13   #3
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Woot! Congratulations. You're doing great!

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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Way to go David. That is a great result!

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Congrats! Keep up the great work.

I'm shooting for getting off statins as well. Been on them about nine years and just recently learning so much about them and cholesterol / heart disease risk in general.

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