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  1. Members Blood Sugar Readings
    Got my results back for a Home HbA1c testing kit from Droplet Health and it was 9.3%. The test only cost $25. I was a bit surprised that it was in single digits as I expected it to be more like a 12 or 13%. I will probably have a new one done when I visited my doctor on Jan 2nd 2018 when I...
  2. A1c

    Diabetes
    My A1C is 13. I'm so depressed ��. Extremely exhausted all the time.
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I 63 years young and was diagnosed with diabetes in 1995. It has been a cycle of trying various meds over the years and those that seemed to work well were extremely expensive. My last A1c was 8.3 up from 7.9, three months ago. I was taking Meformin 1000 mg twice a day and Humulin...
  4. A1c

    Diabetes
    My A1C today was 6.6 which the endicronolgist says is fine. I must be doing something right. Lab Corp, on the other hand, is incompetent.
  5. Diabetes News
    This is an abstract from a small sample study but interesting. Shows that diabetics (average a1c = 7) who ate more protein, animal or plant, showed decreased liver fat and A1c. Differential effects of the 2 diets on insulin sensitivity, plasma creatine and general kidney function. High protein...
  6. Diabetes Forum Lounge
    My lab results for hemoglobin A1c as of July 1 are 5.1 which makes me happy. But I have to wonder, as there is nothing about the many meter readings I've taken over the past 90 days to suggest that low a number can be accurate. I've been learning how to eat-to-the-meter and lowered by carbs...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi, My name is Chris. I've had Type 2 for about 15 years now and for the majority of those years really never took it seriously. I did try to watch what I ate. Tried to exercise as often as I could. I took the medication I was prescribed (Actos) and thought I'd be fine. Well, last year I...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi again I've been here for a year, but have had to resign up twice, go figure....anyhow, my A1C has gone from 7.3 to 6.9 in a year..is this good? My dr. is an ass, so I can't tell....I know anything lower is good, but is that a good rate from diagnosis to one year later? Thanx, my friends!
  9. Diabetes Medication and Supplies
    I know there have been threads on A1c home tests in the past, but I thought I'd start a new one with recent data. My reasoning is that as home test kits get used more often, the manufacturers -- theoretically -- are improving the instructions, the kits, and so on. ------------ I recently tried...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hello my name is Amelia. I have had T1D for going on 25 years. I am a mother of one natural daughter and two step sons. Almost six years ago I married my high school sweetheart finally (We date broke up and then connected and started dating almost eight years ago). I have cared for my diabetes...
  11. Diabetes Treatment
    I've been using a lot of supplements for about 2 years - amongst others Benfotiamine, Q10, Pantethine,ChloroInositol, Resveratrol, Vit E (Full Spectrum), Vit K, TMG, Omega3 fish oil, Krill Oil, Astaxanthin and a few more. A big handful twice a day. Costs were enormous but my A1C came in at 6.2...
  12. Diabetes
    Hello, My name is Ethan. I am a 28 year old male. I recently had some blood work done and my A1c came back as 6.5. My random glucose level came back as 74. The doctor then order a fasting test which came back as 83. He said he may want me to do a glucose tolerance test next to see what's going...
  13. Diabetes Symptoms
    Hello! I posted a question about my neuropathy in the "Complications" folder, but perhaps I should have asked it here. So here's an edited version! I'm 29 years old and was in excellent health until recently. I have a strong family history of both diabetes and thyroid disease. I'm thin, eat...
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