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Old 01-24-2019, 02:21   #1
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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 5 years ago. I’ve kept a 6.9 - 7.1 A1c, but now I’m ready to get done to the 5’s.

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Welcome, jar! It sounds like you've done a good job of controlling your blood glucose/A1c. What's getting you to think about lowering that number?

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Thanks @itissteve.
I started to view some YouTube videos by Dr. Bernstein and he says why can’t a diabetic still have normal non diabetic glucose numbers. As I understand so far, Of course there are limitations, so we have to learn what they are and adapt.

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Dr. Bernstein's videos are very inspiring.

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Hi jar, welcome to the forum. Dr. Bernstein's question is a good one and there is no reason why it can't be closer to normal. It just takes some work to achieve and avoid any pitfalls.

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I started to view some YouTube videos by Dr. Bernstein and he says why canít a diabetic still have normal non diabetic glucose numbers. As I understand so far, Of course there are limitations, so we have to learn what they are and adapt.
Welcome jar! I have one of Dr. Bernstein's books. I went from a 10.5 to a 5.3 within a year. It was probably a lot sooner. It's just that my lab work was done a year after the initial one. You can do it!

I hope you continue to post. Lots of knowledgeable people on this forum.

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@alamogirl Wow that is a huge drop. I just received Dr. Bernstein’s book, Diabetes Solution. I’m looking forward to the read.

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I started to view some YouTube videos by Dr. Bernstein and he says why can’t a diabetic still have normal non diabetic glucose numbers. As I understand so far, Of course there are limitations, so we have to learn what they are and adapt.
Welcome jar! I have one of Dr. Bernstein's books. I went from a 10.5 to a 5.3 within a year. It was probably a lot sooner. It's just that my lab work was done a year after the initial one. You can do it!

I hope you continue to post. Lots of knowledgeable people on this forum.

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